Captain Rick had Jesse and Alyssa today for a 5 hour trip and we departed
at dead low tide , a -.5 negative tide at 6:30 am, but it extended the
trip for an hour due to powerpole issues. Both of these guys were very
good casters and caught some short speckled Seatrout, but only 1 keeper.
We caught a shark and a nice bull whiting. Moved alot to try to get out
of that west wind. The wind was only about 10 knots , but it muddied up
the water at low tide. We found some clear water and caught a few puppy
drum, but no redfish today that were keeper sized. Also the ladyfish that
were so very aggressive yesterday were not here either. The water temp
both days was in the low 80's but the air temp was hot and humid. During
these summer months, you got to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
This was a fun trip, but I was disappointed that the bite was slow and
hope to get to take them again in the fall.
Captain Rick had Loran and Dillon and Dillons son Landon. These guys have
been with Capt. Jeremy last year. We departed the dock at 7am for a 5
hour trip. All were excellent anglers. Landon fished as well as the adults.
The ladyfish we caught outnumbered the Trout today, but were a lot of
fun and provided a lot of action. We caught quite a few short trout and
kept some southern kingfish ( whiting, but big) and a redfish and 2 black
drum. It was a good day on the water and a pleasure to fish with these
guys. Looking forward to the fall and hope they are able to get back over
Captain Rick had Jeremy and his 2 sons Chance and Chase. These guys fished
with me last year and came back again. I love repeats. Again, this was
a very nice family and all 3 were seasoned anglers. They all wanted to
catch sharks and thats good, because the barometer rose from yesterday
and really impacted the seatrout bite. However the ladyfish bite was good
and Jeremy wanted to have a good tug on his line and ladyfish are sporty.
They are the only other fish in the Tarpon family and they fight very
hard. We caugh quite a few of these, and a nice bonnethead that they kept
for a meal. They also wanted a shot a redfish and we did catch one, but
it was a small one.
then took a couple ladyfish out near the beachfront and caught 1 or 2
atlantic sharpnose , 1 smaller sandbar shark and a very strong blacktip.
All these were released. Looking forward to the next trip. I enjoy taking
repeats and watching these young men grow up.
Captain Rick had Hugh and his son Mason. We started at 7am and fished
for 5 hours and honestly I was tired from landing large speckled seatrout.
Most were over 16 inches and fat. They were doing catch and release, but
I talked them into keeping 3 to get cooked at a local restaurant for a
meal. Water temp was 80 and clear. We fished the incoming tide and it
was gentle. Mason also landed a nice bonnethead sharks and quite a few
ladyfish mixed in.Mason is only 11 but he was very polite, listened and
was catching Specks in no time. He outfished his Dad today. All in all
a very good trip with another nice family.
Captain Rick had Cameron and his girlfriend Caitlin today. We departed
the dock at 7:15 am and returned around 12:30 pm. Water temp was 80 at
most spots and stained. We are a couple days into the new moon and the
tides were very high and the current was fast. Winds kept the tide pushed
up in the grass longer than normal. That being said the bite was very
slow. Both of these young adults were excellent fisherman and only missed
a few bites. Caitlin caught a couple of small sharks and 2 ladyfish while
Cameron caught a bonnethead shark. I was disappointed with the bite, but
thats fishing. We hit many spots, some twice due to the high tides. For
us it was just a slow day , but the weather was nice.
5th is Camerons birthday and on June the 6th he starts a new job! Good
luck with the new job Cameron!
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