I had John and his son in law Michael today for a repeat trip of last
year. They fished with me last labor day weekend so its been a year. The
weather this past week and weekend has been bad, but we caught a break
today. Water temp was 80 degrees and the wind was out of the southwest
at 8 knots. Water clarity was excellent.
had good bait today, live shrimp and the fish were biting. We had to fish
through alot of lady fish, before catching some speckled seatrout , Redfish
and Black drum. They kept the legal sized Specks and the redfish and Black
drum for a meal.
of them are excellent anglers and gave the rods I made a good workout
as well as put some heavy duty light Thunderclackers thru the paces. We
had a great day and didn't get into the rain until we ran back in from
Wassaw sound and had to cross a shower to get in . All in all a great
4 hour trip that departed at 6:30 am. Hope to see them again next year
I had Brian and his father Chuck today for a 4 hour shark fishing trip.
Weather was good and the winds were light. Water temp was 79 and very
clear. We like to use whiting for bait, so we started off catching those
and had a few blue fish as well. Once we got a whiting, we put those out
on bigger rods for sharks.
hooked up on the big rod first and its drag screamed, but that fish turned
out to be a huge wassaw sound sting ray, which was released in the water
unharmed. It wore Chuck out . Next Brian caught a very nice sandbar shark
and Chuck caught one as well. With about 45 minutes to go we went back
inshore and everyone caught a few bluefish and ladyfish on a handful of
live shrimp. This was at dead low tide, so we had to leave before we got
a Redfish or Speckled seatrout. This was a catch and release day. The
bag of fish Brian is holding is some of the whiting we caught.
was a good trip and my 2nd with Brian and Chuck and the 3 with Brian.
It was a pleasure to fish with a nice father and son who knew how to fish
I had Pam today and we did a little catching and releasing and kept some
fish as well. We departed for the sound at 8:30am with a hadful of live
shrimp and some dead bait as well. We stopped at a trout spot and Pam
quickly landed 2 nice specks that she opted to release due to the loss
of trout and shrimp early spring. She caught a few trout, a couple of
bonnet head sharks and a bunch of whiting that she kept for a meal. Also
caught a nice atlantlic sharpnose shark, while fishing for whiting. This
was a 4 hour trip and it was a lot of fun and I hope to take her again
in the future. All the trout and bonnetheads were caught with Capt. Ricks
Black Thunder Rods and Thunderclacker popping corks , that he makes by
hand. Same fish but a picture of the rod and rig.
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