Capt. Rick had Greg and Scott for a 5 hour trip today departing at 7am.
They were from the Chesapeak bay area. I expected today to be rough, due
to the big moon we have been having last 3 days. Tides run higher and
faster during a full or new moon.
key today was to find clear water and then catch fish. Water temp was
68°'s and the winds were 1 to 2 mph out of the west , south west.
Both Greg and Scott were excellent anglers and they caught some nice fish
! Since they were from out of town, they were catch and release. First
drop -Nothing- . Then we made a move and started catching fish. I believe
most other drops we hit held fish. Being able to cast to where the fish
were was also key. Both of them were on target.
started off catching, but then Greg got into them. The bait is big, and
they had to get the timing right which they did after a few misses. I
didn't keep track of the exact number of fish caught but they landed at
least 10 Redfish and the same amount of big trout, the biggest being the
last picture in this series. Greg hooked into this 20 and 1/2 inch yellow
mouth speckled seatrout . Even if were keeping that one should go back.
Greg also caught a Bonnethead shark. Hopefully they can make it back in
Capt. Rick had Tom from Savannah today. We departed at 7:15 am and fished
until 1:30pm a full 6 hours of action. Water was very clean, the clarity
was as good as I have ever seen. Water temp was 67 and NO WIND. First
hour we looked around and caught a couple of whiting. Tried a spot that
had eddying rips all over the place. We released 15 specs that were too
short and kept 17 trout along with the 2 whiting made for an excellent
day of fishing. Since the Charter was only 1 person , Tom asked me to
fish as well and that is why we brought back 17 Specs. Great day of fishing,
with Tom switching from live shrimp to live mudminnows to artificials.
Capt. Rick had Wynn and Scott from Atlanta. This is a repeat trip. The
air temp was 52 when we departed at 7:30 am for a 4 hour trip. Water was
clear at most spots, but windy from the northwest. We moved alot and I
showed them how I fish a popping cork and hooked 2 keeper trout. They
got the hang of it really fast and we released some short ones. Also those
pesky yellowtails are around.
our last drop we got into the redfish. Scott got the first one that was
an even 23 inches. They did really well there. Total of 9 redfish caught
and 6 or 7 were kept. Wynn caught a 22 inch redfish that we released.
They are Excellent anglers and kept enough for each family to have a meal.
Twice they were both hooked up at the same time. Every redfish was a keeper
with the smallest was 16 inches and the largest 23 inches.
Capt. Rick had Jerome, Danny and Harvey. We departed the dock at 7:15
for a 6 hour trip. The water was clear but we still had a stiff wind,
but fishable. Water temp was 70 degrees and the air temp got to about
started by catching a large 18 inch speckled trout, Harvey followed up
with a very nice trout as well. Danny caught the only redfish and we all
so kept a whiting and released a bonnet head shark.
had a breakoff on a nice fish, as well as some missed bites, but we ended
the day with 8 keeper speckled seatrout, a redfish, whiting and 3 other
fish. I didn't get a picture of all the fish today. Here are a few that
were taken. Again they were very good fisherman, but some of the trout
today were a 1/2 inch short.
Capt. Rick had Jamie and Ralph today. They were excellent anglers and
helped me with the boat. The wind was supposed to be 8 gusting to 12 knots,
but it was almost a steady 15k gusting to 20. It was so rough, the powerpole
wouldn't hold, so we had to use the anchor. The water temp was 78, still
very warm for this time of the year. The clarity was dirty during the
incoming and stained on the outgoing. We caught a few speckled seatrout
on the outgoing . On the incoming we caught 1 whiting, but Jami landed
a very nice tripletail. I don't target these, but this is the month to
catch them. We had a long day departing at 7 and getting back around 2:30.
Rough day but a lot of fun fishing with these guys
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