LE Reef Action by Marty Friedrich

Little egg reef is starting to produce some nice fish. I was there on Saturday by myself and got my three fish limit. On Sunday I had a fishing partner and we started at the red Tower. We caught 2 keepers but then the drifts died down. We picked up and went to LE Reef and got four more keepers. I had the largest fish at 25 1/2 weighing 6 1/2 pounds! We also caught 2 keeper sea bass and many shorts. We did a lot of catching Sunday and several reports from friends of mine also had some good catches on the reef with a few big fish.

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