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Grouper, from a kayak

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013   10:55 PM  | WFN Community
Grouper from a kayak

I’m down in the lower Keys for the month of July and have been spending a lot of time fishing.  Unfortunately I haven’t been out in my kayak as often as I’d like.  Well today was one of the choice days that I was able to get out on the kayak and fish.  There has been a grouper hiding out in my canal stealing fish and bait off my line.  He was driving me crazy.  Well today I put an end to the madness.  It was a lovely fight, wrestling him out from under a dock only to have it dart into the mangroves and get pretty heavily wrapped up.  I thought I was going to lose him, but finally I got it unwrapped.  It wasn’t done yet.  With one long head shaking run he tried to run to open water.  I cinched down the drag and put the hurt on him.  I was rewarded for my efforts with a 25.5″ 8lbs black grouper my first grouper ever and certainly the first from my kayak.