Sharing my Sebastian, FL trip report

Gave the shark fishing a break and took a trip down to Florida with Garrett. Between the two of us in 3 days we landed about 25 peacock bass, 3-4 Spanish mackerel, 2 nice snook both caught on the Daiwa Certate 2500 - what an amazing reel by the way - the last snook put a gotcha treble in Garrett’s finger - ouch, 7 bull reds on poppers - 2 of which were a double header! Garrett landed 6 of the 7 redfish with his Saltiga 4500 taking a complete submerge and being none worse the wear.
Things I learned - Urban fishing for peacock bass is awesome, Daiwa Certate is the nicest small reel I’ve ever used or seen, Redfish are a blast on top water, flipping a 10# snook over the rails with a 2500 and 7’ inshore rod can be done it just takes two tries, apparently I resemble Smeagle from LOTR when I climb around on the rocks trying not to break my ankle, respect the treble hook.


How do snook fight compared to red fish.

Originally posted by 40inchreds

How do snook fight compared to red fish.

They fight very good - however the reds at Sebastian fight much harder than the reds at Folly Pier.

(Dan )

Great report Dan. Glad you and your buddy got on um.

OUCH, that hurts!!!

George McDonald ; MAD Charleston

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Nice report - enjoyed the pics. Ouch Get a fish gripper! They always seem to wait for your thumb to get close before the shake.

J Ford

Peacock, snook, and reds, sounds boring to me. That’s a helluva trip there! Aside from the 'ol Gotcha to the finger, sounds like you had an awesome time.

big jacks fight even harder in the inlet!!! that moving water makes a big difference for sure. good times to be had down there. nice work

River cats vs lake cats are same way.