had a 4 person 6 hour trip todaywith Henry, Herbert, Jacob and Charity.
We started slow but when the tide turned, caught and released at least
30 speckled seatrout. Water was stained and the wind was 12- 15 knots
out of the Southwest. We also fished on the 27th and they wore jackets,
today it was closing in on 100 degrees. They kept a few fish for a meal.
Saw a large shark today, but it didn't bite. Also had a coastguard helicopter
hovering right over the water near where we were fishing.
had a 4 person 6 hour trip todaywith Bill, Jeremy, Chance and Chase. These
guys fished with me a few weeks ago when the last tropical storm was approaching.
We were able to get this trip in before we started getting the effects
of tropical storm Debby, thats in the gulf, moving NW. At the start of
the trip, you can see some of the rain bands that were off the coast.
Water temp was 83°, and the winds were calm. We departed the dock
at 6:30 and had nonstop action the first 3 hours, then it tapered down
somewhat. Release about 25 or 30 short trout and kept 7 trout, 1 whiting
and 1 Blue fish. Released a small Jack Crevelle. I had a great time fishing
with the 2 boys while the adults fished without much assistance. Best
bait today was the mudminnow.
had a 2 person 6 hour trip todaywith Katie and Jonathan. Water temp was
near 83°. Water clarity was excellent today and we did release about
25 short trout. We also caught quite a few ladyfish and a small Jack Crevalle.
Kept a few trout for a meal as well as a very nice Tripletail and 3 whiting.
We had steady action most of the day. Katie did want to catch and release
a bonnethead shark which we did during the last 15 minutes of the trip.
Unfortunatly Jonathan lost a Huge speckled seatrout at the boat, one of
the largest that I have seen in a couple years. He and Katie were alot
of fun to fish with and Jonathan was happy to play with that big trout.
I suspect she was full of roe.
had a 2 person 6 hour trip today. I had Trinity and Brandon today on the
boat. Water temp started at 80° and got up to 83°. Water clarity
was excellent today and we did catch quite a few fish, but most of the
trout were about 1/4 inch short. Everyone caught several ladyfish. Brandon
hooked an overslot redfish that broke him off in the oysters. We kept
a couple trout, 3 whiting and 2 pompano. They both caught a couple spinner
sharks that put up a good fight. It was a pleasure fishing with such a
well mannered young man.
had a 3 person 6 hour trip today. I had the Terry, Sherry and Terrys brother
Chris today from Texas. Today was catch and release and we released about
10 speckled seatrout, some whiting, some bluefish, a puffer fish, 2 bonnethead
sharks . Also caught several ladyfish. We had many breakoffs due to spinnersharks.
All in all a very action packed day .
had a 3 person 8 hour trip today for Miss Judy Charters . We departed
her dock at 6:30 am to a full 15 knot wind out of the east , north east.
We found some clear water and that water temp was about 79 degrees. Caught
and released several small trout, and ladyfish, but kept a few keeper
trout and 2 bonnethead sharks. Release 2 sharks as well. Lost a lot of
tackle to spinner sharks, that hit the bait like a train, then jump and
spin. Hard, long day on the water. The best bait was mud minnows today.
had a 3 person 4 hour trip today for Miss Judy Charters . We were part
of a 5 boat multi boat trip. It was a mini tournament for Pentastar Aviation,
who is down for Gulfstream Aerospaces' Operators Conferance. I had 2 of
these guys 2 years ago, Mark and Rodney. Eddie was new to my boat this
year. We started to fish with the other boats up the Savannah River, but
decided to run to the jetties. The tournament was for the longest redfish.
Our boat released several Trout, 1 that was over 17 inches and a very
young flounder. Mark caught 90% of the fish, including a 25 and 1/2 inch
redfish, that was definatly in the running for first place. Can't say
if we won or not, as the dock space was limited and 1 boat dropped off
at a time. Also the only proof needed was what the Captain of each boat
reported. No pictures were necessary, but we did take a few. Had to be
at the pickup point at 10:30, so we were on time.
had a 5 person 4 hour trip today for Miss Judy Charters . We started right
on time at 8am. Water temp was upper 70's and air temp got into the mid
80's. Since this charter was 3 children and 2 adults, I took equipment
and bait for trout, but also took some medium bottom outfits for whiting,
and heavy equipment for sharks. So we decided to not trout fish and concentrated
on whiting and sharks. We kept 12 whiting and released about 20 small
sharks. Tried for larger sharks, but they didn't bite today.
had a 2 person 5 hour trip today for Miss Judy Charters . We got a late
start of 9:30 am, but got on the first drop around 9:50. Water temp was
upper 70's and air temp got into the mid 80's. Clear water was difficult
to find due to the high tides and fast current due to the stage of the
Moon. We kept a few fish, released some small sharks and small sea trout.
Also tagged a nice redfish, and caught a couple blue fish. Released about
10 ladyfish. All in all a good day on the water with Brett and Joe.
had a 4 person 4 hour trip today for Miss Judy Charters . Actual air temp
was in the upper 60's and the water temp was mid 70's. Started off cloudy
then an hour into the trip started raining. The bite was good up until
the rain started and then the wind really picked up out of the North East.
Both boys were under 10 and had not fished out of a boat. Their Grandmother
wanted to fish with them, so she came and caught a couple blue fish. Once
the rain set in, they decided to come on in early.
had a 3 person 4 hour trip today for Miss Judy Charters Today. I have
had these guys before. Today we kept 5 flounder, 1 speckled seatrout and
released 5 undersized trout. Also caught and released 1 spinner shark.
The picture of all the flounder was taken after I had cleaned 1 and the
trout. Water temp was in the upper 70's and the clarity was not good.
Very high tides and a gentle west wind kept the water turbid.
to my good friend Charles Finney, he removed my useless PowerPole and
installed a Talon shallow water anchor. We also removed my trim tabs that
were not being used, but was taking up much needed Transom space. I have
pictures and will post soon of the old technology Power Pole, driven by
hydraulic fluid vrs the Talon, which has an electric motor and drives
the spike down into the bottom. I have a 4 hour 3 person charter for Miss
Judy charters on 6.2.2012, so will get a chance to try it out in the water.
Talon deployed in 3 feet of water.
install at speed. Running 49 mph
Shot of Talon staying put at high speed.
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