Capt. Rick had Dan his son Cody and Grandson Zeke. Todays weather was
exactly like yesterdays except the winds were stiffer than yesterday.
Due to the hurricane and new moon, the tides were higher than usual and
the currents were much faster and the bite was slow. Zeke caught a nice
bonnethead shark that we broke off at the boat. He also caught a very
nice whiting. Dan and Cody caught some decent size ladyfish. Cody also
caught a nice speckled trout. All were good anglers and very nice.
Capt. Rick had Stephanie, her 2 daughters (twins) and their Godparents
today. Even though Hurricane Maria is over 640 miles south and east of
thunderbolt, we are getting the wind and surf effects. Also we had a new
moon which alone produces higher tides and faster currents plus 3 other
planets were in alignment with the moon. These factors had a lot to do
with the action today. We departed at 7am and once we reached the sound
you could feel the North East wind blowing at least 12 mph with gusts
with these challenges All 5 of them were good fisherman and could cast
good. I did help the twins some. The action was slow with catches of Trout,
Ladyfish and a nice bonnethead. I don't have a picture of the shark because
no body would hold it for me. I had a good time, just wished the weather
and tides were better. stephanies twins were very polite.
Capt. Rick had a 4 person 6 hour trip with Nick, his wife Danielle, her
mother and father , Donna and Dale departing at 7am. Due to the weather
I wasn't sure if we were going, but it cleared up nicely and the winds
were light and that is good.
started off by catching a respectable Black Drun on the first cast. Then
we started catching smaller Redfish. We fished that area until the water
dropped and we moved to another spot where Danielle landed a very nice
Speckled seatrout. Her dad caught a small but legal flounder. We hit a
couple other drops that didn't produce, but we got in some whiting and
kept about 7 . Danielle caught another black drum about the same size
as the other.
Dale caught a very nice flounder and also a 15 inch redfish. During these
moves we did land 2 bonnethead sharks one much bigger than the other.
We had a couple breakoffs that was probably sandbar sharks. Also we lost
another bonnethead that got wrapped around the power pole, he just went
where he wanted to go even though Nick did his best to turn him.
after Nick landed a 23 inch redfish that would have been a great tournament
Red as the was at the very top of the slot. We were very sucessful due
to their experience fishing. They were patient and a blast to fish with.
I hope they come back later in the fall.
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