Capt Rick had a 4 hour trip with Chris and his Uncle Lance. Both were excellent
anglers. We departed the dock around 6:45 and headed out to wassaw sound.
Water temp was 60 and had just started going out. We fished the outgoing
and moved quite a bit, but caught some nice specks and 1 slot sized redfish.
The total catch was 8 keeper trout, 5 short trout, 4 nice sized whiting
and 1 redfish. I had a lot of fun with some excellent anglers and look for
them to come back. Learned something new. When fileting the fish, take the
backbone and cut off the head and fry the backbone and the meat between
the bones. Sounds like a winner! It was rocking and rolling in the wind
today so my pictures leave something to be desired.
( 2 trips )
Capt Rick had a 4 hour trip with Bryce, Peyton and his cousin Cameron
on 11.25.2016 in that departed at 7am in the morning and a 2nd trip with
my Sister, her husband Tom and my niece Stephanie and my wife Pam. The
morning trip was slow with Bryce and Peyton catching a few short specks
and a couple of keepers. We fished the middle to the end of the outgoing
tide. All 3 were excellent anglers, but the bite was slow.
2nd trip departed at 12 and the water temp had climbed to 60 degrees and
the tide had been flooding for about an hour. It was nonstop. Stephanie,
Tom and my wife reeled in about 15 specks in a couple of hours, all released.
Sister took alot of pictures of the family have a good time on the water.
Again all trout were released .
Capt Rick had a 6 hour trip with Doy and Tony on Friday, nov 11, then
a 5 hour on Saturday 11/12/2016. Considering the conditions this weekend
we did fairly well on Friday and not good on Saturday. We got hit with
a "backdoor coldfront" that started friday. This was basically
west winds that were gusting to 15knots, steady 10. We caught and release
a lot of short trout and kept 8 big ones and 2 redfish and 1 bluefish.
weather called for the winds to increase friday night with a turn to the
north / northeast at 12 gusting to 18. This is tough, but not unfishable.
We went to the Back river in South carolina to escape the winds , which
we did. However we are also 2 days from the super super full moon. This
pushed the tides to conditions that flooded hiway going to tybee island.
The back rive was just dirty due to these currents, so we came back and
fished the north side of the wilmington river and only had a few bites
and caught a couple yellowtails, before decideing to call it.
though the winds are supposed to subside on Sunday, they were still blowing
extremely hard at the docks tonight at 8 pm, so I called off tomorrows
trip. One thing, fishing can be ok in horrible conditions, and some people
aren't going to like it. Doy and Tony was up for it and did an outstanding
job, we just couldn't find them in the wind today. Notice the cloud picture
on this date, that was the beginning of the front moveing over us.
Capt Rick had a 5 hour trip with Robbie today. Been trying to hook up
with Robbie for a couple of years now and It just fell into place this
year. Still under the influence of a cold front that moved in this weekend.
Blew in like a lion on Friday and was howling Saturday and was still blowing
today. We didn't do as well as yesterday , but still got on some nice
fish. We missed a few bites and one of my Thunderclacker floats malfunctioned
and we lost a huge fish. Possbly another spinner shark, but we didn't
see the fish. We kept 1 redfish today and 8 speckled seatrout. I had cleaned
a couple before we took the last picture. It was alot of fun fishing with
Robbie and hope to repeat when the weather is better. By the way the guys
yesterday and Robbie are excellent anglers and can thread the needle when
they cast. Like yesterday we threw back quite a few short trout.
Capt Rick had a 5 hour trip with John and Dave. I have been lucky enough
to take them fishing while their wives run in the rock n roll marathon.
This is an annual event and I have taken these guys fishing everytime
except for when Capt. Jeremy took them. This trip was a challenge as a
coldfront moved in friday night. Air temp was low 50's at 7am and the
water temp was mid to upper 60's. The winds were awful, 15 to 20 k out
of the north, northeast. However we did do fairly well, with Dave catching
a few more than John. We tossed back at least 8 short trout and kept the
3 trout and 6 slot redfish and lost a very large spinner shark on top
of the water, she put on a brief show for us. A great trip with a couple
of good guys . Looking forward to the next trip!
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