Rick had a 4 hour 5 person charter, for Miss Judy Charters. Trip started
at 8:00 am. Started off cloudy and stayed overcast most of the morning,
but the water clarity was good at most spots. Wind was stiffer than the
5 knots out of the southwest that was predictated. All fish were caught
on live shrimp From ADAMS BAIT in Thunderbolt.
Decided to fish the sound since the fishing out there has been good. Found
some protected water and fished the last couple of incoming and the first
hour of outgoing. Water temp was down to a low of 82.3°. The water
temp has been falling slowly for the last couple of weeks. Even though
we had 5 people on the boat, they were very cooporative and kept tangles
to an absolute minimum. We all had a good time and looking foward for
when they can come back. Caught quite a few small trout, as well as plenty
of bonnethead sharks. Kept 2 sharks, 3 speckled seatrout, 1 large bluefish
and 1 nice spanish mackeral. The mackeral was caught inside the line of
Rick had a 5 hour 4 person charter, for Miss Judy Charters. Trip started
at 7:30am, and they were on time and ready to fish. I bought 3 quarts
of live shrimp from Adams Bait House and they were the perfect bait size.
We caught several small trout and kept 3 that were 17 inches and 1 14
inch trout. The main issue today was fast tides and many ladyfish. The
Trout are there you just have to fish thru the ladyfish and bluefish.
Also kept a very nice Male bonnethead shark. Oh and the Sunrise really
popped today! I really enjoy the sunrises, not much on sunsets as that
starts the end of the day.
Rick had a 6 hour 4 person charter, that turned into a 2 person gig for
Miss Judy Charters. Trip started at 6:30am, but they were about 1/2 hour
late. This did impact the trip as I planned for 4 people (bait, equipment).
Also needed to get started as early as possible to catch as much high
tide as possible. As it was we did real well and kept 8 redfish, 2 trout
and 2 flounder. Released 20 - 30 redfish, several bluefish and about 6
trout. Also had a 3 foot tarpon self release at first jump at the boat,
cut the leader with his gills. Water temp bumped 84.5 and was clear most
all of the trip. Nice sunrise - If you have a clear view of the east at
the ocean end of the sound you can see the sun
( bounce ), like an orange tennis ball.
Rick had a 4 hour 4 person charter today for Miss Judy Charters. Trip
started at 7:15am, but they were a few minutes late. Had 2 quarts of live
shrimp from Adams Bait and used them all. Also used a few finger mullet
that I caught last night at low tide.Water temp was 83° and clear.
We had light winds out of the east today. Caught about 50 ladyfish and
several trout and redfish that were just short of legal. 1 person wanted
to keep a few, so we kept 5 trout - from 13 inches to 15 inches. Raul
had never fished before and caught his first few fish on my boat. Below
is sunrise on the wilmington river and Raul with his first speckled seatrout.
Rick had took a few hours to scout some locations today. Caught a few
speckled trout and about 20 redfish. Most all reds were legal or right
on the slot of 14 inches. Water temp was 83°
and clear at most locations. However the tides were springing and were
at 10 ft in Thunderbolt. Nice day on the water but just did get in before
the storms hit.
Rick had a 5 hour 5 person charter today for Miss Judy Charters. Trip
started at 6:30, but they were late. Had 3 and 1/2 quarts of shrimp from
Adams Bait and used them all. Water temp was 83° and clear. We had
light winds out of the south east today.
roughly 25 trout and at least 25 redfish, along with some bluefish. Kept
5 trout, 1 redfish and 1 large whiting for a meal. Remember to always
be careful handling bluefish, as they have a nasty bite. Had one take
a bite out of the end of thumb.
Rick had a 4 hour 2 person charter today for Miss Judy Charters, however
it got cancelled due to unknown reason. However this morning at 6:30 Miss
Judy had a trip that came up last minute so I took it. We fished the last
of the outgoing and the first of the incoming. Caught several trout and
kept 9 legal sized ones. Caught and released a couple border line redfish
and Jerry hooked a spinner shark that cleaned him.Water temp was a solid
83 and clear.
Jeremy had an 8 hour 4 person charter today for Miss Judy Charters. The
water temp was down from 89°down
to 83 degrees. Water clarity was not great, and the wind blew but kept
a few trout, sheepshead and a bonnet head shark.
Rick had a 8 hour 5 person charter today for Miss Judy Charters. Upon
pickup only 4 of the group showed, and they cut the trip short to 6 hrs
due to the weather. We fished thru several storms with the water temp
at 85° and choppy to rough in most spots. Fished around Wassaw sound
and caught a few trout but a huge amount of ladyfish. Tried for large
sharks and tarpon near the end of the trip. Caught one 6 foot shark that
released himself befor I could get a picture. Then caught 2 more small
ones. A good day on the water considering how rough the water was. Had
some real nice swells on the ocean side of Cabbage island. Didn't get
a picture of the sunrise due to heavy clouds and rain.
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