I had a 2 person 6 hour trip today.
I had Andrew and John from the Athens, and Macon area. We departed the
marina at 7:30 am, with the last shrimp that Adams had and some mudminnows.
Skys were overcast, but the winds were calm. Fished the last hour of the
incoming and the first 5 hours of the outgoing. Caught fish at almost
every drop, but when the cold front passed through, the action definately
slowed. Caught speckled seatrout, redfish, bluefish, whiting and a few
ladyfish. The bite was a good bit slower than the day before. These guys
were very good anglers and fished hard for what we got today.
I had a 3 person 6 hour trip today
for Miss Judy Charters. We departed her dock at 7am. I had 3 lovely ladies
from Wayne County. All three could fish very well, but Alicia caught the
largest redfish that was kept at 23 inches and also the largest speckled
seatrout,that was just over 20 inches. Water temp was 78 and clear. All
fish were caught on mudminnows and live shrimp. We kept 3 redfish, 11
trout, 2 whiting and 2 bonnethead sharks. Alison and Brook all caught
fish. We released a number of ladyfish and a few short trout.
I had a 4 person 4 hour trip today
for Miss Judy Charters today. We departed Miss Judys at 8:30 am and got
into a school of ladyfish, and rather large bonnethead sharks. Released
4 sharks and kept 2. Found a nice school of speckled seatrout but most
were 12 and 3/4 inches. We did keep 4 specks and released about 25 short
ones. The 2 ladys caught 99% of the fish today. Water temp was 78 and
clear at most drops.
I had a 1 person 8 hour trip today
with a lady from Maryland. Water temp was 78.5 and clear at most spots.
We covered alot of water and caught and released about 15 ladyfish, a
few short trout and released 2 bonnethead sharks. Also Kept 4 speckled
seatrout and 1 flounder for a meal. It was a fun day fishing and siteseeing
I had a 4 person 6 hour trip today
with a group from the Atlanta, Ga area and Bradenton, Florida area. These
4 angler loved to fish and were very good. I had Cathy, Amber, John and
David. Water temp was 78 and clear to stained. Winds were 10- 15 out of
the northeast today. Started off catching plenty of ladyfish and short
trout, but did manage to catch a few keeper trout, redfish and a nice
flounder. The larger of the two redfish was 23 inches on the button and
the smaller red was 14 inches, so we were able to keep both ends of the
Georgia slot size on redfish. Considering the winds, I think we did good
with 4 people. Again, This group was a pleasure to fish with.
I ran a 8 hour 3 person trip today
for Miss Judy Charters. We had steady action all day. Also had about a
200lb sturgeon almost jump in the boat while underway. This would have
been bad. We through back probably 10 to 15 undersized trout as well as
a couple of sharks that were too small. Also got broken off a few times
as well. Water was clear in most places, but we did have to deal with
swift currents due to the new moon. We kept 5 trout, 1 shark, 1 redfish,
3 whiting and 2 bluefish. Also caught and released several ladyfish. This
was the same group I took a few years ago when a waterspout dropped down
I ran a 5 hour 3 person trip today
for Miss Judy Charters. We departed her dock at 7:30 to very windy and
cloudy weather. Expected it to rain, but a cold front pushed thru about
10 am and that changed the wind direction and gave us a reprive from the
15 knot west wind. Water temp stayed in the lower 80's and finding clear
water was the key to getting bites. We caught and released several ladyfish,
and croakers. Pinfish and needle fish were an issue today. However we
did catch quite a few trout, with a few keepers,as well as a keeper flounder
and a few redfish. We stayed out a little longer than 5 hours and exhausted
all live bait before heading back to the dock.
I ran a scouting trip today with
Vince, to try to prepare for a Trip in the morning for Miss Judy Charters.
The trout bite was consistant when clean water was found. The wind was
strong out of the West/Southwest at 15k. Water temp is still in the lower
80's. Quite a few needlefish and pinfish around right now, but you have
to fish past them as well as the ladyfish and sharks are still strong.
Vince kept 5 trout for a meal and the rest of the trout, sharks, and bluefish
I had a trip for Miss Judy Charters
today, 4 adults. The bite was slow, but we did catch a few fish, but not
like a couple weeks ago. We had high tides and a full moon, coupled with
15 knot winds out of the west/southwest. Did hook and catch a few ladyfish,
speckled seatrout, bluefish and bonnethead sharks. Only kept the trout.Would
love to take these guys again in better conditions. Got back to the marina
just ahead of a thunderstorm.
I had a tuff trip for Miss Judy
Charters today, 3 boys and 1 adult. The current speed was very fast due
to the full moon, and finding clear water was difficult. Also we have
a lot of fresh water in the rivers due to the rainfall from last week.
They lost a lot of tackle , tangling up and breaking the line, so the
last couple of hours, I moved us out into the sound and bottom fished.
We did manage to catch 2 redfish and several sharks and rays as well as
a few whiting. Even though the boys were inexperienced, they did the best
that they could with the conditions of the day.
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