Nice fishing trip with uneven results, by Gary Rankel

Bob Smaldone and Art Myjak hit the water with me at first light in Ozello yesterday.
Bob got a nice over-slot redfish that Art got a nice shot of, and Art got 2 under-slot reds.
I had a big red crash down on my topwater lure twice but missed both times (darn-it).
I did manage a few small trout.
The wind kicked up in the late morning so we were glad to have our Wavewalks to facilitate the paddle back.
I also had to attach a picture I took Monday of a fellow fishing off a pier in the Ozello area who enjoyed the company of a friendly blue heron looking for scraps.


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Bob posing with his redfish
Photo: Art Myjak


Two fishers on the dock



  1. fish kayak

    Thanks Gary,

    Its good to see that you guys are having fun out there 🙂

    The weather here is finally getting better, or so it seems… The ice is gone from our local lake, and we can see the day when it would be possible to hit the water again.


  2. PackerYaker

    The good news is that you’ve had a long winter to get your W all polished up and your fishing gear cleaned and oiled, so you’ll be good to go.

  3. Marco

    Green yak, red fish, and one happy yakker 🙂
    Good job Bob!

  4. Fish Wiz

    Nice catch Bob!
    The picture of the blue heron is really good. It’s serene, and yet funny. I’d call it human and avian fisher side by side 🙂

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