Fishing With Capt Rick and Capt Jeremy (2014)
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By: Capt Rick Reynolds
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Capt. Jeremy ran a 6 hour trip today with Tracy and his group. They kept 11 speckled seatrout and 1 large big bluefish. They released several short trout and a bonnethead shark even though the water temp was between 69 and 71 degrees. As the water cools the trout bite will pick up. Typically November is one of the best months to fish for seatrout on our coast.

Capt. Jeremy ran a 6 hour trip today with Michael Groover and his wife Paula Deen. Capt. Jeremy picked them up at their dock at 7:30 am with hopes of catching some larger redfish. However they caught alot of fish and kept 14 Speckled seatrout 4 redfish and 2 flounder and released quite a few other smaller fish. All and all a great day on the water! Air temps eased into the lower 80's but started out in the upper 50's.

Capt. Jeremy ran a 4 hour trip today with John, Jeff and Jeff2. Capt. Jeremy departed at 7:30 from Bahia Bleu. Water clarity was excellent and the water temp was in the low 70's. All fish were released today and they had a Catching Day. They released 5 redfish between 21 and 24 inches and all the speckled seatrout. A great day on the water for these guys!

Capt. Jeremy ran a 4 hour trip today with Pat and his group. They departed the dock at 1pm today. Wind was still a factor as some of his spots were muddy. Water temps are low to mid 70's. A cold front passed through last night and the barometor rose. They caught some of the fish that are still here stealing bait. They kept 4 Speckled seatrout, 2 flounder and 2 slot redfish for a meal.

10/18/2014(Trip b)
Capt. Jeremy ran a 4 hour trip following Capt. Ricks trip today. They departed the dock around 2:30 and got back to the dock at 7am. So we were basically on the water 12 hours. Capt. Jeremys had a nice family of Ross, Jami and her Grandad. They kept 2 speckled seatrout and 8 Nice Redfish, the largest was 23 inches on the button. Capt. Jeremy reported they were all excellent anglers and only had 2 breakoffs from very big reds that ran over an oyster rake. One broke the leader and the hook pulled on the other one when Capt. Jeremy adjusted the drag to try to keep that one off the oysters. The sun picture on 10 /18/2014 (a) was sunrise and the sun picture on (b) was sunset.

10/18/2014(Trip a)
Capt. Rick ran a 6 hr trip today leaving the dock at 7am. I had Tom, Tracy and Brandon. We caught and released several speckled seatrout and had a breakoff from a large redfish or shark, kinda leaning to redfish as the break was clean and the water has cooled off, but we did sight some bonnetheads. They kept a few keeper trout. We fished the last of the outgoing and first 2 of the incoming.

Capt. Jeremy ran a 4 hour trip today with repeats of Leigh and her son Joe and a friend. This trip left the dock at 8am to really cool outside temps but the water was clear and the water temps are in the mid 70's. Wind had laid down and even though they were all very new at fishing they kept 9 speckled seatrout and 1 nice redfish.

Capt. Rick ran a 4 hour trip today for Miss Judy. We departed her dock at 12:30. Front was coming thru and the barometer plunged. Despite the 20 knot winds, we kept 10 nice trout up to 16 inches and 5 redfish, largest 21 inches. Released a couple bonnethead sharks and one BIG blowfish. Great day on the water.

Capt. Jeremy had a 4 hour trip for Bull River marina today. They departed at 10 am . Capt. Jeremy reported clear water at 79 degrees. Fished live shrimp under popping corks. Kept a few fish for a meal, 5 seatrout and 2 redfish and released the rest. The largest trout of the day was caught on one of my favorite color popping corks Black. That speckled seatrout was a shade of 20 inches. Good day on the water. The last few days the bite has been good despite comeing off a full moon.

Capt. Jeremy had another 2 trips in one day. The first was for Bull River, the 2nd was one of Thunderboltcharters. Both trips caught and kept fish. Water was 79 during the afternoon. The first group spotted a pair of Eagles in a pine tree. Capt. Jeremey got a picture of the 1st one. 1st trip they kept 7 trout, 1 whiting and 4 redfish, the largest about 21 inches.

Find clear water, structure and the right tackle and you are in businesss. Capt. Rick makes all the popping corks we use now and they work! 2nd trip they kept 16 trout and 2 redfish.

Capt. Jeremy had another outstanding day on the water. Water temps have risen back into the upper 70's so some of the pesky needlefish are back. Capt. Jeremy had (2)4 hour trips back to back today. The first trip did not want pictures taken, so he got one of the sunrise. The second trip only wanted to keep enough for a meal so they kept 6 trout and 3 redfish. All in all a great day on the water.

Capt. Jeremy had another outstanding day on the water. He had a group of 2 that wanted to keep some fish. They Kept 9 speckled seatrout and 6 redfish, the largest being 22.5 inches. Water was clear and around 77. This was a 4 hour trip that departed at 9am. A great day of fish catching.

Capt. Jeremy had a 4 hour Trip for Bull River , with 2 people today. This was another catch and release day when they left at 1 pm. Water was clear and 77degrees. Capt. Jeremy reported that they had a mixed bag of speckled seatrout and the water temp was enough to activate the sharks again.

Capt. Jeremy had a 4 hour Trip for Bull River , with 2 people today. This was a catch and release day and Capt. Jeremy reported that they missed an inshore slam, but released over 20 speckled seatrout all keeper size as well as quite a few redfish . Water was clear and the wind had died down alot!

Capt. Rick had a 4 hour 4 person Trip for Miss Judy today and Capt. Jeremy had a 2 person 5 hour afternoon trip for thunderboltcharters today. As predicted by the weatherman, a cold front pushed in very early this morning. Winds were out of the nw at 7am when I left to go to Judys, but by 12 pm it was blowing a steady 18 knots out of the north west. We kept 2 trout and 2 bluefish, released a bonnethead shark and some other non targeted species. The tides and wind worked against us this morning. Capt. Jeremys trip was more rough than mine. He left the dock and tried to find some shelter from the wind, and found some relief behind an island. The barometer dropped from 30.2 to 29.2 overnight and it basically killed the bite. We both had great people on board but the weather made it difficult.

Capt Jeremy had 2 great guys on the boat today, one local and one from Cochran, Ga. and I had a family with 2 kids from Russia. Always be careful handling any saltwater fish, but be really careful with any bluefish. They will bite you . My guy wanted to hold his and when I went to give it to him, it jumped out of my hands , but bit me very hard in the palm of the left hand. The 2 worse bites I have gotten were from bluefish and flounder. I took the camera by mistake, so Capt. Jeremy didn't get any pictures of his guys today. Below is a picture of the sunrise with the start of the cold front pushing in

Capt. Jeremy had a 4 hour Trip for Bull River , with 2 people today. This was a catch and release day and Capt. Jeremy reported that they released about 30 speckled seatrout, some bluefish and ladyfish. Here are a few pictures of some of the Trout they released, the largest being 20 inches. Water was clear and 77°.

Capt. Jeremy had a Trip for Bull River today, but it was only to shuttle 2 people over to Dafuski Island, S.C. and bring them back 6 hours later. So to make the most of it they departed Bull River at 10am. After Capt. Jeremy safely took them to Dafuski, he decided to scout out some new trout drops He caught quite a few speckled seatrout and redfish and some respectable Jack Crevelles. He decided to keep a 6 speckled seatrout and 2 redfish for us to eat in the next day or two. He reported good clear water and plenty of action from our sister State.

Just know that you MUST have a South Carolina saltwater license to fish in those waters. South Carolina and Georgia DO NOT HAVE share their waterways like some adjoining states do. Also the size limits are 14 inch minimum on trout and 15 inch minimum on Redfish and 10 trout total and 5 redfish total per angler.




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