Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The Legend Of 2 O'Clock Charlie
There's something in the water here...the makings of an angling legend of epic proportions.
We call him 2 O'Clock Charlie - He usually hits right around 2 O'Clock...when we're on our way back in.
Recently, almost every time that I've been fishing out at Sand Key, someone has a run in with a large fish - either a big snook or a tarpon - that manages to break the line or straighten a hook....tow around the guy who hooked it. We always seem to run into him in 8-10 feet of water. I've seen it several times and it's right around the length of a yardstick.
Last Sunday, it was on a DOA Shrimp with 10lb Power Pro. I thought I had him, but he broke off when I tried to tighten the drag down too much.
Give it some time and it'll be 8 feet long, have teeth like sabres, and has 3 heads. If you fell out of your 'yak, he'd swallow ya whole.
2 O'clock Charlie, Why do you torture me so.....