A family day at the beach, but I brought a rod rigged with a super-hair clouser. Out playing and splashing in the surf, and a school of fish popped out of the water. A quick sprint back to the beach to get the rod and I was soon double-hauling my butt off. I had lost sight of the school, so just blind casting to where they were.
A few dozen casts and I hooked up with a ladyfish. Then, short time later a second. These are pretty good fighters, giving a good tug and jumping 3-4 feet out of the water. Doesn’t seem fair to target a 12 inch fish with a 2 inch clouser and 8-wt rod, but what the heck.
One cool thing about fishing in Florida, getting a fishing license is pretty easy. You call 1-888-FISH-FLO with a credit card handy. In 5 minutes, you get a code that you write down, which serves as your license. They follow up with an email (and probably snail-mail).
Here are some shots from Rosemary beach.