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#1 Nov-28-14 5:35PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1511

Vero Beach, FL Thanksgiving Trip

Went down to visit my Dad who will be 89 December 21st.  He lives right on the Indian River and has a dock there that we fish from when we visit.  His equipment is not very good, but we usually just buy live shrimp for bait and see what we can catch.  Mostly Mangrove Snapper, some Sheepshead and miscellaneous saltwater surprises.  At low tide we usually get some pesky catfish.  This time I was using a really large shrimp and caught a nice size catfish called a Gafftopsail.  It has really long extensions coming off it's fins and long whiskers.  Turns out the dorsal fin spine is very venomous.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/1125141712d.jpg
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http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/1125141712a.jpg

My wife caught a decent Jack that gave her a tussle.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/1125141648d.jpg

I caught a couple decent ladyfish, but those pictures are on a different camera.

Coolest part was the pods of porpoise that came by daily, a pelican that stayed on one of the posts while I fished and finally got a smaller ladyfish I was throwing back, and the Manatees at the nearby park (inlet) where they raise their young.


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#2 Nov-28-14 5:38PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

Re: Vero Beach, FL Thanksgiving Trip

And now you are back to the cold.....very nice report...glad you we able to catch some fishies down there!!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 Nov-29-14 8:30AM

GregF
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Mar-21-11
Posts: 650

Re: Vero Beach, FL Thanksgiving Trip

Nice fish and great way to spend Thanksgiving.  For me the best part of the post was the last paragraph describing the dolphin, pelican, and manatee.  THAT is great spot to live.  Some day I plan to be there too (after I pay for my kids (plural) colleges).

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#4 Dec-01-14 7:24AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1522

Re: Vero Beach, FL Thanksgiving Trip

Now that's a Thanksgiving! Family, food, fishing!


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#5 Dec-01-14 1:09PM

hookup
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1082

Re: Vero Beach, FL Thanksgiving Trip

Nice job DrX

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