By: Capt Rick Reynolds
was strictly catch and release and despite the 15knot winds, we caught
quite a few nice size trout and a few bluefish and small Bonnethead sharks.
Water temp was 84.5° and the water was stained. We had the effects
of Hurricane Gustove and the Tidal influence of a new moon. Bait shrimp
is plentiful .
Capt. Rick had a charter for Miss Judy Charters. We caught and released the following species: Seatrout, Redfish, Bluefish, Flounder, Pompano, Ladyfish, Whiting , Croaker and 3 huge bonnethead sharks. Water temp is 82 and clear. Wind was light out of the south at about 5 knots.
Capt. Rick had a charter for Miss Judy Charters. The wind was strong at 15+ knots out of the south-soutwest today. Water temp was 83° and clear if you could get out of the wind. We are in the influence of a new moon, so we had extreme tides and swift current. This was a 4 hour trip that started at 6:30 am, with high tide around 9:30. We caught and released alot of small redfish, and kept a few trout and this bonnethead shark. After high tide the bite slowed way down and we were not out long enough to take advantage of the outgoing bite. The young lady below caught this large bonnethead.
Jeremy had a 4 hour trip for Miss
Judy Charters. Wind was out of the
west at 15 knots but the water was pretty clear. Caught and released several
small redfish and kept a few flounder and trout. Also had fun catching
and releasing some bonnethead sharks.
Rick had a 8 hour scouting trip with friends ( Bill and Maria) from Floriday
for an upcoming Miss
Judy Charters Trip. We practiced
catch and release today. The catching wasn't quite as good as fridays,
due to the 15 knot west/soutwest wind. The water was a hot 85° and
muddied , but cleared to stained as the tide came in. We released a few
flounders, redfish and ladyfish and not as many trout. Bill hooked and
landed a 5 foot blacktip shark and a decent bonnethead shark as well.
Bill brought some cocaho minnows and showed me how to entice a trout out
of the grass with one. It was a fun day and we did have action most all
Capt. Rick had a 6 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. I cannot stress how important it is to keep yourself hydrated. Drink Plenty of fluids! I had a couple of neat guys that really knew how to fish! John and Keith from the Atlanta area. Today was strictly catch and release. We started off catching some nice keeper size trout, then a flounder or 2.
Keith hooked something that stripped a good bit of line before going airborne and we all agreed that it was a small tarpon, not a ladyfish. He spit the hook on the Jump. Next drop produced alot of small Rat Redfish, then some that were a bit bigger, probably a couple years old.
move produced a beautiful redfish over 28 inches (Johns ). Then Keith
who was fishing a finger mullet got broken off on the intial strike run,
by a huge redfish. The drag was just a shade too tight for that hit. Keith
then had another hard hit and landed his Redfish that was 26 inches .
We also caught a few more flounder. Total catch and release of the day
was 5 flounder, 10 trout, 2 oversized redfish, 5 undersized redfish, a
couple croakers and a juvinile tarpon that released himself. All fish
caught on the Inticer cork from Midcoast products.
Capt. Rick had a scouting trip for Miss Judy Charters. Tom and I tried a couple spots late on Tuesday evening just before dark and caught a few small trout, had some breakoffs and released quite a few large ladyfish. Good evening of fishing without pressure. All fish caught on the inticer by Midcoast .
Capt. Rick had a 5 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. I cannot stress how important it is to consume plenty of fluids while you are on the water in this heat. We have had a couple days in the high 90's with high humidity and you will get dehydrated and not know it. The water temp was mid 80's today and the wind was out of the southwest at about 5-10 knots. Water clarity was excellent.
fished the last 3 hours of the incoming and the first 2 of the outgoing.
Kept 6 seatrout for a meal and released the rest. Missed a few hard bites
and lost a nice black drum or sheepshead at the boat. The bait shrimp
from ADAMS bait was excellent today. All fish were caught on live shrimp.
Capt. Rick had a 8 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. This trip was postponed from the 18th due to bad weather. Caught a few bonnet head sharks, some bluefish and some redfish, and kept 8 trout for a nice meal. All fish were caught on micro sized bait shrimp. The Largest trout measured a shade over 22 inches and weighed 4lbs and 6 oz, and was caught on a black inticer.We had a couple rods rigged with the cajun thunder, but by the end of the trip, everyone was useing the inticer.
Water temp was 83° and clear. Wind was stiff out of the West, Southwest. Most all the action came on the last hour of the incoming tide.
Capt. Rick had a 4 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. Had plenty of action and caught and released quite a few small redfish as well as a pile of ladyfish and 4 big bonnet head sharks today. All fish caught on live small grass type shrimp. Hopefully the bait situation will improve in the next couple of weeks. Water temp was 83° and the wind was about 5 knots out of the east. We fished the outgoing, but I am sure we could have gotten some much bigger trout on the incoming.
Capt. Jeremy had a 4 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. Caught and released several small Redfish and Trout. Had plenty of action, but all the fish were border line keepers. Did not have the camera today.
Capt. Rick had a 6 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. Wind was south at 9 knots. Water temp was 83° and air temp was in the upper 80's. Caught and released several small redfish, bluefish, trout and a stingray. Kept a few trout and a nice red and a whiting for a meal.
Capt. Rick had a 6 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. Wind was south at 6 knots. Water temp was 83° and air temp was in the upper 90's. We had a lot of missed fish and caught quite a few ladyfish. We also caught a few small redfish and bluefish. Kept a few Trout, all around 15 inches. When I got back to the Marina, the bottom fell out. Below is a picture of Capt Ray Crawley trying to back in before the storms hit.
Capt. Jeremy had an 8 hour charter for Miss Judy Charters. Wind was south at15 knots and the water was dirty. fished the last couple of incoming and all the outgoing. This was mostly a catch and release trip, however they kept 6 trout and 1 shark for a couple meals.