Capt. Rick had Duncan and Holly from Wisconson today. This was a very
last minute trip I picked up late friday. Had plenty of bait so everything
was good. Bait has been difficult at best to get lately due to the white
shrimp are big and moving out and the browns are just getting big enough
to catch. Water temp was 79 today but the winds were 10- 15k out of the
had an outgoing tide and incoming winds, that caused the water to be rough
and confused.Duncan wanted to catch a shark and try inshore here as well.
Both Holly and Duncan were excellent anglers. We caught a few ladyfish
and kept a couple for bait. After missing a few speckled seatrout bites,
Holly got the timing right and caught 3 specks measuring 18 and 17 inches.
She finished up with a keeper 18 inch Redfish.
though the water was rough we went to the sound and had 1 breakoff on
the shark rod and Duncan caught a small bonnethead while trying for whiting.
Then the other shark rod went off and Duncan landed 2 nice Atlantic Sharpnose
sharks. We did the best we could under unfavorable conditions. I had a
great time with this couple . Trout and redfish were caught under Capt.
Ricks Thunderclacker popping cork.
a bonus today when we got in a manatee showed up and left. But when I
was flushing my engine he came back and drank that fresh water. When I
finished with the motor I stuck the hose in the water and he drank for
a couple hours. Beautiful large animal. This old girl had some scars on
her back so be careful around the marinas where they come in for fresh
Capt. Rick had Allysa and Jake today for a 4 hour suprise trip for Jake
from Allysa. Water was clear and the wind was not blowing at all. We were
shooting for Speckled seatrout and Redfish, but on Jakes first cast he
nailed a very nice bonnethead shark.
caught and released 3 of these nice sharks. We also caught a few Specks
and 1 oversized redfish that was 26 inches. It was a nice day today with
a couple of very nice and polite young adults. All fish caught under Capt.
Ricks Thunderclaker Popping corks.
Capt. Rick had Virgel and Kim today for a 6 hr trip, departing at 7am.
Water temp was around 78° and clear to stained at most places. We
are on a full moon, these next 3 days and that usually means faster currents
and higher tides. However the tides were pretty good. We caught a few
speckled seatrout, a couple of ladyfish, a blowfish, robinfish, some keeper
specks and a couple of bonnethead sharks, 1 that we kept. Also Kept a
flounder. This was a great couple to fish with and we had a good time
and hope they come back again. Both were excellent anglers. All fish caught
under Capt. Ricks Thunderclaker Popping corks.
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