I had Billy and his 2 brothers and a friend today for a 5 hour trip departing
at 6:30 am. Water temp was 80 and stained to muddy at most places. Wind
was 5 - 10 out of the south west.
guys were all excellent anglers and could pinpoint cast. Very polite and
a pleasure to have on my boat. They didn't complain and enjoyed fishing
through the 25 ladyfish, that were caught and released. They wanted to
keep some fish for a meal and we were able to keep 4 nice speckled seatrout,
one 18 inches and 2 very nice redfish, 17 and 21 inches and a good eating
sized black drum. Also picked up a couple of whiting while we were after
redfish. We moved alot and had action all day. We released a few blue
fish as well. Again, these were some nice guys and hope to see them again
between now and December.
I had Tom today, a repeat customer. Tom wanted to keep some fish to eat,
so we departed at 6:30 am . Water temp was a cool 78 degrees and clear.
We fished with the MXH Rods that I have been building since Jan. We fished
a 7 ft medium power with fast action and a 7.6 inch medium power fast
action and used a 2 1/2 inch oval thunderclacker popping cork and a 3
inch cone shaped popper that I also made.
corks call up fish. We landed and released some Redfish today and kept
a few nice size speckled seatrout, that were almost 17 inches. Then we
went out in Wassaw Sound and caught 25 nice whiting for a meal . Not a
bad day . We used live shrimp and mud minnows on the reds and trout and
dead squid and shrimp for the whiting.
I had Graham and his brother Henderson today. This trip was a birthday
gift to Graham from Katie. It was going to be a 4 hour trip but they opted
for 6 hours and that was what we fished. Both guys were excellent anglers
and a pleasure to fish with.
had live shrimp today, but the shrimp and trout are still scarce due to
the fish and shrmp kill we had this past winter. Winds were light out
of the south west today. Water clarity was medium , but not dirty.
out every fish was a ladyfish, as they are here full force. We were fishing
the incoming tide all day until it turned around 11:30 am. They did want
fish to eat , so we went out in the sound and caught quite a few whiting,
before heading back in for a shot at some redfish. We had some cutoffs,
and caught a few small sharks as well as a couple big rays out in the
sound. On the first redfish drop , Henderson caught a nice 17 inch redfish.
His brother Graham, caught another whiting on the redfish drop. We fished
our way back to the marina, and called it a day at 1pm. I got a few pictures,
but unfortunatly the one of both guys did not come out.
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