Fishing With Capt Rick (2016)
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By: Capt Rick Reynolds
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Capt. Rick had a 6 hour 3 person trip, that was cut to 5 hours due to heat and Jack was getting tired. This was booked by Shane and his son Jack and friend Mike. Jack started the show by catching back to back redfish that were not quite in the slot. His Dad followed with a nice black drum and a whiting. We caught and released some short speckled seatrout and 3 sharks. Mike and Jack both caught a nice bonnethead shark and Mike's last fish of the day looked like a small bull shark. The bite was active until about 30 minutes before high tide, then it never picked back up. One thing of note is we are on a full moon and the tides were higher and the currents faster than normal, so for the angler not used to this type of saltwater fishing, this can be an issue. When tides are springing like they were today, we need to cast alot more than normal as the drift is usually faster. Again it was a pleasure fishing with this group and Jack was a pleasure to fish with.

Capt. Jeremy had an 5 hour trip with Julie and her husband Kyle and sister Jennifer. They had action almost the whole trip with catches of seatrout, redfish, and a nice stingray. They also got into a pack of Bonnethead sharks they gave them a good pull on light tackle. Capt. Jeremy had wanted to catch more redfish, but the sharks took over. Capt. Jeremy reported that they were also very good anglers and alot of fun. Hope they come back next time they are visiting from Kansas.

Capt. Rick had an afternoon trip today with Jacqueline and Bobby from middle Georgia. Air temp was hot, low 90's and the water temp was pushing 90. We went after some trout and redfish and caught about 20 fish total during our 4 hour trip. Everyone seemed to enjoy theirselves. Both were excellent anglers and at one point had a double . They caught stingrays, speckled seatrout, Redfish. Ladyfish and a nice bluefish. Action the whole trip. It was a pleasure fishing with this couple.

Capt. Rick had another repeat with Bobby, Brandon, John and Ricky, from central georgia. Some of them were largemouth bass fisherman and had to understand that we don't need to set the hook as hard on a speckled seatrout as a bass. Other than that, they were all very experienced and excellent anglers. John, a bass fisherman could pinpoint cast in the wind and that is always a big plus. We departed around 6:40 am for a 6 hour trip. We fished all the incoming and part of the outgoing. Caught an inshore keeper slam, with that being Speckled seatrout, Redfish, and Flounder. Also kept some whiting and a bonnethead shark. Caught quite a few redfish that were just under the slot size, but thats summertime fishing. We did try to cast to a huge school of Jack Crevelle that was busting out of the water , but they sounded when we got close. All in all we had a successful trip, just didn't get to keep alot of the trout and reds that we caught. This first picture is of the lightning storm last night before the trip.

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