Other – Sea Trout (FL – Mosquito Lagoon)

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Federal law requires renaming of all Confederate military bases

You know Hal and Julie from the movie and the book

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Recognize The Contribution Of The Military Spouse!

Support the legacy of one of the most admired women in military life by renaming Fort Benning to Fort Moore.

The Military Base Commission is considering renaming Fort Benning (Georgia) to Fort Moore in recognition of LTG Hal and spouse Julie Moore.

Julie Moore established the unique tradition – carried on to this day – of care teams visiting and supporting the spouses of those lost in combat. Between Hal Moore’s distinguished service in battle and Julie Moore’s leadership on behalf of military families, this command team represents the bond that enables an effective fighting force.

This is a valuable opportunity to recognize the contribution and sacrifice of the military spouse and military family in service to the nation. You know Hal and Julie from the original book and 2002 Mel Gibson/Madeleine Stowe movie, “We Were Soldiers.”

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In April last year, I had to go to Florida on business.  Without a second thought, I added a vacation day onto the end of the trip and called my old friend, Eph, who lives in the Orlando area.  Given that he is another dedicated fisherman, I did not have to ask twice and he locked in the day off.

We ran out to Mosquito Lagoon on the East Coast of Florida where he launched his homemade plywood boat into the clear water.  With a crank on the engine, it roared to life and we headed to the first “hot spot” on the map he had.

As a freshwater guy, it was interesting to see how much fishing for sea trout was the same as fishing on shore.  We had to find the “structure”.  The fish would hang out on the edges of the clear areas; waiting for their prey to wander into the open.  In many cases, we could see the fish and would throw directly to them – just like you do with sight fishing for trout in a stream.

We fished Gulp! flavored jerk baits as well as top water baits with a spinner on the front.  You fish the top water by giving them a strong jerk to mimic a minnow – not the gentle pop you give a bass lure.  The jerk baits sink and then we pop them thru the seaweed.

All in all, a great day – especially since we got skunked the last time we tried this!

It’s a shame that I have few excused to head south – I would love to go back!

Structure is under the water – you fish the edges of these areas

Now… that’s a fish!!

We needed that “hot spot” map to navigate to the good places!

Eph’s homemade plywood boat

Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore

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Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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