Fishing for trout, surrounded by storms

By Steve Lucas


I really wanted to go to Flamingo for Fathers Day but when I woke up and checked the weather I saw conflicting wind forecasts. Then the radar showed some early small storms in Florida Bay. I checked Choko and it looked clear as a bell so that’s where I went.
Once I got on SR 29 heading south naturally I was greeted with huge flashes of lightning coming from the coast. “Oh well” I thought to myself “maybe it’s not over the bay”. I’m glad I kept going because it was a beautiful morning although the wind was higher than forecast.

I stayed close because there were storms all around. I stand up paddled the W 500 and caught a load of nice size trout. I did spot and hook a nice size Snook but lost him because of an inconsiderate Googan in a microskiff. I have most of the trout on Go Pro film and will post that later.
I took so many pictures of the clouds that I ran my battery out on the still machine.











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  1. fish kayak

    Thanks Steve,

    Great story, and your photos would surely make any outdoor magazine’s editor envy us!
    Hey, I’m thinking maybe “Dancing With Trout” would be an appropriate nickname for you?

    For those who didn’t see it – that new sticker on your paddle says “T & A Jigs”



  2. RoxCT

    Awesome video and Pictures. 🙂

    Congrats on a great day of fishing.

    Tight lines and MoPaddle safe All.

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