I retired here from CT and the fishing in Bradenton, FL is more than I dreamed of. Foot and a half redfish and over 2 ft snook, but Friday (12/7/07) something strange happened. A fish nailed my gold spoon and put up a great fight, no jumps and then it decided to drag me and my kayak picking up speed, I couldn't turn it. I saw my 10 lb test diminish off my spool until it got to the knot and the fish was gone was gone.
Today (Tuesday 12/11/07) I switched to 12 lb test and I also brought my largest rod & reel with 14 lb test. The same thing happend. They are in large schools, a narrow dorsal fin out of the water and they are chasing baitfish around Palma Sola Bay.
I'm thinking Tarpon, never caught one. Am I right?