I decided to make the 6-hour drive after I got off work at three on Thursday afternoon. Some minor detours plus Jacksonville traffic saw me get up there around 10:30 that evening. Sleep was tough that night - the mosquitoes and no-see-ums wouldn't have it any other way.
Despite the lack of sleep, we set-off that morning to fish at Port Canaveral. I loved this launch, as there was a tackle shop right there at the launch - plus they had bathrooms.
I caught some small fish along the northern-most jetty. Greg caught a redfish. Darrell was able to slime his new kayak...it was a fun day on the water. The day was cut short when the Coast Guard came out, to clear the inlet for a departing submarine - so we headed to the landing.
Saturday would be Mosquito Lagoon. I had last fished here back in February of 2013, so I was looking forward to trying it out in an October, with warmer water and hopefully more fish.
This was my first snook ever - I was happy to see him on the line!
Sunday brought us to the Thousand Islands in Cocoa.
This was the only trout I caught during the whole trip, and it was a small one. Florida boasts big trout, but I have been unable to catch them during my trips here.
This was the big fish of the weekend. I was working plastics along the edges of the mangroves and was able to coax this one out to play. It had a lot of spots - a beauty!
The Boondoggle is in the books - but the memories remain! For more information about future Boondoggles, visit YakAngler.com.