With Capt Rick and Jeremy (2011)
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Capt Rick Reynolds
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Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip today. Had a couple of nice guys who were
down for a few days with their company that was having a convention at
the Weston. We departed from the Marina at 7am and fished until almost
1pm. Air temp hit the low 90's and the water temp was still around 87°.
With the full moon and 10- 15 knot winds, it made the water muddy at alot
of places, but when you could find clear water, it was very clear. Greg
and Brian didn't keep anything so it was a good catch and release day.
We released at least 15 spottails that were not keepers anyway. Also caught
and released quite a few speckled trout as well.If you catch a redfish,
with sea lice on them, take a minute to remove those. Then we caught and
released a few Bonnethead sharks, and got broken off by a couple of other
large fish, that pulled alot of drag that we didn't see. It was a good
day on the water. All fish were caught with live shrimp from ADAMS bait.
Rick had a 4 person 6 hour trip today, that turned into a 2 person charter.
June and her husband Carl were down from Oklahoma for her sons wedding
and booked a trip. Just last earlier in the week, the water and air was
hot. Water temp was 86.5°
cloudy. Was able to find some clear water, where we got into a lot of
small redfish. Probably released 15 or so. Moved around and June wanted
to catch some sharks. We caught 6 bonnetheads and released 4. We also
caught an undersized bluefish as well. Then the trout bite was trying
to turn on and we kept 5 that were from 15- 17 inches. Also released about
10 short ones. June was coming down with something and at the heat of
the day we headed on back. Not many boats on the water today. Beat the
storms in by an hour today.
Rick had a 3 person 6 hour trip today. It was Matthews birthday charter
and he had his older brother Brandon and his father with him. All 3 were
very, very good anglers. We left the dock close to 6:30 and it was hot.
Water temp was 87°. We fished the last of the outgoing and about 5
hours of incoming. We had nonstop action until about 11:30, but we catch
a few more at the last drop.
I need to apologize to Brandon and his Dad, as I failed to get any pictures
of them with the fish they caught. We got on a solid speckled seatrout
bite, and we decided to take pictures after the bite cooled off. The trout
were mixed in with a few Ladyfish, which no matter what anyone says, are
a blast to catch. They make very fast runs and do jump like small tarpon,
but they are not table fare. We caught a few bluefish, that were not long
enough to keep. We also caught quite a few short Trout. His Dad wanted
to catch a flounder, and we moved to a flounder hole and caught 2 legal
flounder. Matthew Caught a nice bonnethead, and Brandon caught one as
well, but I broke him off at the boat trying to land him. We kept 1 bonnethead,
8 speckled seatrout and 1 whiting. It is always a pleasure to fish with
a Father and his sons, especially when the sons are as polite
as these two boys. We are going to try to do this again in October.
Rick had a 3 person 6 hour trip today with Bob and his son Jimmy and Jimmys
girlfriend Maggie. We left the dock at around 6:30 and headed out to Wassaw
Sound. Wind had layed down alot from yesterday, so clear water was easier
to find. However the water temp was 86°. We kept 3 or 4 speckled seatrout
between 13 and 15 inches, and 1 flounder and 1 whiting and 1 bonnethead
shark. Jimmy enjoyed catching a few ladyfish and they did pull hard. Also
caught quite a few trout that were just short, but they were short. Released
a couple of bluefish as well. Maggie caught a small blacktip shark as
well. Air temp was in the mid 90's at least.
word of caution, with the hot water temp, if you get finned, or bitten
by a fish or break the skin from a shrimp or fishhook, do yourself a favor
and rinse your hands off with either an antiseptic or if nothing else
Bleach. Could save you from a very nasty infection. All in all a busy
day, but all the bites slowed down after 11:30 am. As always, it was a
pleasure fishing with this group. You could tell Jimmy has done this before,
if you said put it on the edge of the grass, thats where it went, not
on the bank. Excellent angler, as was the rest of the group.
Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip today with Derek and Deborah. Even though
we left the dock at 6:45, it was hot! Water temp was 85°and
stained at most locations, but we did find some clear water. The trout
bite was slow, but we had a couple nice breakoffs, with either a larger
shark or an oversized redfish. Also caught a bonnethead shark, blue fish
and a couple ladyfish. Wind was about 15 knots out of the west southwest.
We did the best we could with the water conditions today. Both anglers
were very good and knew how to fight the larger fish, even though a couple
were broken off in the oysters.
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