had a 3 hour scouting trip with my good friend Hank, who was using a custom
rod I made along with our standard 4 Inch Popping cork that we make as
well. It was action packed and we used what little bait I had left over
from 6/19/2020. We fished the afternoon incoming at a few drops , 1 of
mine and 1 of his. A great 3 hours on the water. Water clarity was excellent.
the last Trout that Hank caught was a nice 17.5 inch male. All fish were
had a 5 hour 3 person charter today with Philip, his son Patrick and their
friend Ritchey. We departed the dock at 7am and fished the last 30 minutes
of the incoming tide and the next 4 and 1/2 hours of the outgoing. We
started in the salt ponds and fished many drops. We caught a few ladyfish
and a few short speckled seatrout and 3 bonnethead sharks today. Water
temp was 79° and clear as a it could be. They were good anglers, but
did miss a few trout bites. Also had a cut off from a blacktip shark as
well. It was a good day on the water, but the bite was slow for us today.
had a 5 hour 3 person charter today with Megan, Reed, and Rob. Meagan
was giving Reed a charter for his birthday. The trip departed the dock
at 6:30 am. We had a huge thunderstorm the day before and it muddied up
the inshore water as well as added a lot of fresh water to the system.
was a bit cloudy, but as we fished out in Wassaw sound, the water clarity
was pretty good. We had a fair day of catching, but we were only able
to keep 1 Speckled seatrout. Megan caught 3 bonnethead sharks, Reed lost
a 4 foot bonnethead at the boat . Reed and Rob both caught some ladyfish
. Rob caught the most specks but all were 13 inches . Megan also caught
a whiting as well . Rob also landed a very nice bonnethead shark. We were
lucky to avoid rain , but it was starting while we were coming back in.
to the Covid virus and the fact that the country was put on "lockdown",
this is the first charter of the year for me. Hopefully more people will
get out and do a little fishing while you can.
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