Fishing With Capt Rick (2015)
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By: Capt Rick Reynolds
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Capt. Jeremy had a 4 hour trip today for Bull river marina. What a difference a couple of days make. Capt. Jeremy reported little action for the first couple of hours then a front started pushing through and the whiting bite turned on. He had 2 people and they boated 30 whiting and kept 14. All fish were caught in about 30 feet of water.

Capt. Rick had a 5 hour 4 person whiting trip today. However a cold front passed thru during the night and early morning. Winds were west north west at 15 to 20, gusting to 25, so we had to look for protected water. Even though the water temperature is 62.1 degrees, the cold water sharks are still here, because we caught a couple of those, whiting and the other bottom feeder, stingrays. The winds made fishing difficult and it was cold with a slow bite, so we shortened the trip to 5 hours. We moved a lot, caught a few and made it back safely.

Capt. Jeremy and Capt. Rick had a few trips in the last couple of weeks, but due to a hard drive crash, lost some that were stored, but not processed. Trout and redfishing has been slow, due to the time of the year. However expect that to pick up in the next couple of weeks. The few pictures that I am posting are some that Capt. Jeremy snapped that was still on the camera. I am in the process of getting my website back up to date. Water temps are in the upper 50's and low 60's. The bait stores are starting to carry live shrimp, so any day now expect the spring trout bite to happen. However now the whiting have shown up and they are good table fare. When they arrive, so do the bull reds!

Capt. Jeremy had a 2 boat trip today for Bull River Marina. They decided to go to the nearshore reefs and try for sheepshead . They did very well. Water temps were 54 at the marina, but only 50 offshore. Between the 2 boats they kept about 34 sheepshead, a couple of black sea bass and 4 or 5 Black drum. Live fiddler crabs from TYBEE BAIT AND TACKLE was the bait of choice today.


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