Rick had a great trip today with Doug and his 12 year old son Derek from
Maryland. These were 2 very experienced fisherman. Again I was blessed
with a very polite and energetic young man! Derek listened very well and
was quick on the hook set. This was a release all trip and good thing
for the fish. Derek, caught and released 20 fish including Speckled Seatrout,
Black Drum, Redfish, Blue fish and a few yellowtails (croaker). His Dad
released Black Drum, Speckled Seatrout, Bluefish and a nice whiting along
with a few yellowtail. Action was very steady most of the day except the
very last 15 minutes of the trip . Water temp was 68 and holding steady
and the clarity was good to excellent. Most of the fish this time of the
year are way inshore, even up the Savannah river. However with all the
freshwater coming down stream from the north, we are staying out in the
sound where there is good salinity. This was a great trip to end the 2015!
Rick had a 5 hour trip today with Eric. I can honestly say that I have
never met a young man more passionate about fishing than Eric. He was
an absolute pleasure to fish with. Eric is from Michigan and has fished
his whole life. He was very polite and took every tip and suggestion and
applied them. He has only fished these waters once and that was yesterday.
he is a natural and was able to see the patterns of the water, ie the
rips and fished them very well. Water temp was 68 today and that has brought
out the yellowtails and croakers. We fished through those and caught several
undersized speckled seatrout but kept 3 that were 14 - 17 inches and 2
Redfish, one was 20.5 inches and the other 14. Water clarity was good
and the barometer was holding steady from yesterday. Again it was my pleasure
to fish with this young man.
had a 4 hour trip today that departed at 8am with Ludy and his son Philip
from South Africa. Water temps remained in the mid 60's but tides were
exceptionally high due to still being under the influence of a full moon.
Also the sun was rising when the moon was setting today and that created
very swift currents, more so than usual. They caught a few fish today,
the largest being a nice flounder. Also saw some of the local wildlife
including a couple of Bald eagles. Winds picked up near to the end of
Rick had a 4 hour trip today that departed late due to rain, but it stopped.
I had Richard and his uncle John and Nephew Stephen. Water temp is now
65 and climbing. Water clarity was good, but due to the rain and full
moon, currents were fast. All three were excellent anglers and their patience
paid off. They had to fish through several yellowtails and pinfish, but
kept 3 speckled trout, 1 large summer trout, 1 black drum and 1 redfish.
All in all a good day with some very nice fisherman. I had already cleaned
a couple fish before taking a picture of what they kept.
Rick had a scouting / 4 hour charter with Tom. We have fished many, many
trips together and usually under difficult conditions. Today was great,
but the bite was slow. Water temp was 58.8 in Wassaw Sound. This is warm
for this time of the year. We also fished back inshore as well and stopped
with 9 keeper speckled seatrout. We fished the last 4 hours of the outgoing
and called it a day as we both had things to do. A great day on the water
with a very good friend! After fishing, I ran over to AMBOS SEAFOOD for
some very good oysters. If you plan on cooking an Oyster casserole, don't
chance what they have in the local grocery store, go to AMBOS SEAFOOD
for some North Carolina Selects from Frog Island, you won't be disappointed
! They also sell on Wild Georgia Shrimp, nothing imported at AMBOS.
Jeremy had a 5 hour trip with Kelly and Thomas. This is the 2nd trip with
these very fine anglers. I took them on Sept. 12th and we caught fish
and Jeremy took them today. They caught and released all fish. This included
approx 25 speckled seatrout, 2 black drum and a couple redfish. Air temps
reached the low 70's and the water temp was 58 to 60. Water clarity was
good and the winds calm. Beatiful weather for Mid December!
Rick had a 3 hour trip today with Bryce and his son Peyton. They have
been several times in the past few years and it was good to get out with
them. The air temp was 45 and the wind was 15k out of the Northwest, but
the water was clear. It was rough but the water temp is holding around
60 degrees. We departed the dock at 7am and kept 10 Speckled seatrout
and released 12 more that were 1/4 inch short. The biggest fish of the
day was a fat 16 inch speckled seatrout that Peyton caught. These fish
were caught on the last 3 . 5 hours of the outgoing tide.
Rick ran back out and caught a few more specks. He kept 7 for a meal same
conditions as 12.5.2015, except the wind was rougher in the sound.
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