Fishing With Capt Rick (2015)
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By: Capt Rick Reynolds
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Capt. 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! Thanks Guys!

Capt. 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.

However 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.

Capt.Jeremy 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 the trip.

Capt. 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.

Capt. 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.

Capt. 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!

12/05/2015 & 12/06/2015
Capt. 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.

Capt. 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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