On last week’s trip with Jen Kroeger and her daughter Evelyn, we dock-fished for reds using a knocker rig baited with live shrimp. A knocker rig usually has a free-sliding egg sinker located just above the hook or above a swivel.
This trip was on Friday the 1st which was the beginning of that last good cold front we had. The temperature was in the low fifties when we left the dock at Keyes Marina. By the time we got to the eastern shoreline of Palma Sola Bay, my eyes were tearing from the 20 minute freezing cold ride we had all just endured.
After we thawed out, we managed to get great rallies on redfish and sheepies on 3 out of the 4 docks we tried. The average size on the reds was 15 to 17 inches but we caught at least 30 of ‘em. It was great. The keepers that Jen and Evelyn caught were 23 and 25 inches.
We were joined by Craig and Deb McKinney, Jen’s parents. Figured I better mention them since they paid for the trip. Ha! They’re from Wisconsin. Oh yeah, Craig caught a 21 inch flounder that day but it eluded my camera for some reason.