a 1 man charter today. The water temp was 57.3 to 58.7 degrees in the
areas we fished. Water was crystal clear and the tides were almost nonexistant.
However we did manage to catch a few fish. The bite was slow and the bite
was slow. That means that there were much fewer hits on the bait than
ususal, but when the trout did hit, sometimes the cork would on shake
and then slowly go down. However we kept a few trout. This was a 4 hour
trip. Notice the shrimp in the second picture. This is a typical trout
bite for this time of the year or anytime for that matter. Trout hit the
shrimp in the head 99% of the time, to kill the shrimp then they eat it.
Since the bite was slow, I set the hook too soon and jerked it away from
the sluggish trout.
a productive day today on the water with a 6 hour trip with 2 very nice
guys from Kansas. Both are named Jeff, so that was easy. Started out catching
short trout on the last of the outgoing. Water temp ranged from 57.2°
water was very clear everywhere we went and we didn't get into any winds
to speak of until the last half hour or so of the trip. We moved a lot
and caught and released everything. Between the two of them we caught
at least 15 trout and 2 redfish. One of the reds was a nice South Carolina
slot red and the other was oversized by about a half inch. We also caught
and released a ladyfish which is very late in the season for that guy.
All in all I had a great day showing these guys some of our local waters.
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