Another Great Day on the Reef by Larry Leary

Looks like fishing is getting a bit more consistent – for the last few days at least. Yesterday, winds were supposed to be SW the night before but were actually NE and then went East for the day. We all know the old saying “Anything east produces least.” Surprisingly, we proved that wrong!
The Jen Jen crew was my grandson Tyler, his friend and fellow member Ryan Mollicone (high hook for the day) and my friend Kevin. We kept 7 nice fish up to 22” and caught a bunch of shorts and some sea robins.
Same area as my prior report on the GSS reef. Sure hope it continues!

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