Fishing With Capt Rick and Jeremy (2011)
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By: Capt Rick Reynolds
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Capt. Rick had a 3 person 6 hour trip today that Lauren gave to her husband for his birthday. Treys brother, Chase was visiting, so he came along as well. First of all today was just hot. The air temp was in the 90's. The water temp started around 83°and by 1:30 it was almost 87°. We fished out the bottom 30 minutes of the outgoing tide and the rest of the trip we fished the incoming. Water was stained to clear in most places.

We started out catching a few trout, then about 8 undersized redfish, and a few bonnethead sharks. We also caught a larger pufferfish and a ladyfish as well. Ended the day keeping 5 Speckled trout and releasing all the other fish unharmed. 90% of all the pictures on this website is taken by my customers, especially if a shark is involved. Bonnethead do not have large teeth, but the are sharp and they have a mouthful. We successfully catch more of those as they attack by swinging their heads side to side and usually get hooked in the side of the mouth.

Capt. Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip today with Scooter and his son Michael. Both of these guys really knew how to fish. We started at low tide and the water temp was 84° and and stayed reall close to that. Water started off clear, then got dirty as the tide rolled in an the wind picked up.

Michael started off catching a nice bonnet head shark, then his dad followed up with a nice trout. I think the final tally was we kept 2 Bonnet Head sharks and 8 speckled seatrout from 13 inches to 18 inches. We released a couple more sharks and had a few cut offs as well. We released a few ladyfish as well. We had nonstop action from 7 am until about 11:30, then the bites slacked off. Air temp was in the uppper 90's again. All in all a good trip.

Capt. Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip today, but it was very hot. Air temp was around 97° and the Water temp was 83.7°. Joe and Deidra wanted to catch some of everything, so thats what I tried to do. We kept 2 speckled seatrout and released about 10. Had a number of ladyfish as well. Also caught a couple of blue fish. Joe wanted to catch some sharks and we did. He and his wife each caught 2 and Deidra lost a couple really big ones. All in all a good day, just very hot. These were very good anglers!

Capt. Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip today. Wow, what a difference a couple days made with the weather. It went from marginal to pretty good. We had some wind today, but it was fishable. I had 2 very experienced anglers on board today, Terry and his wife Sherry. The water temp was 82.5° and clear to start, then it muddied up, then went to a stain and clear again by high tide. We were able to fish Wassaw sound and started off with a solid trout bite. We landed a few and lost a few.

Both Terry and Sherry each caught a 20 inch trout that they kept for a meal. We released several smaller ones and a few blue fish as well. We did catch a stingray . Terry had a nice flounder come unbuttoned at the boat as well. We decided to try for some bonnethead sharks. Terry landed 3 and Sherry landed 1 nice one. Sherry also lost another shark that was most likely either a spinner shark or blacktip. Did get a picture of a very nice sunrise today. Terry showed me how to take a picture facing the sun, just turn on the flash!

Capt. Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip today. I had Dillion and his Grandfather Wayne on the boat today. Unfortunatly the weather was just like yesterday except worse. Winds started at 15 and gusted to 25 all day long. On top of the East wind, we are still under the influence of a full moon and had a huge morning flood tide. Tide was over alot of the grass.

Water temp was 85°and the water clarity was stained to muddy. Worked very hard all day and Dillon caught 4 undersized redfish, 1 keeper trout and 1 small trout. he also landed a big ladyfish and also a keeper sheepshead. Hopefully the winds will lay down by Monday.

Capt. Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip today. I was fortunate enough to have the Scheihing couple today. Both were excellent anglers and braved the adverse weather conditions. It stormed all night Thursday and stopped at about 6am. We left the dock at 6:45 and fished until 1pm. Fished the last couple of hours of the incoming and 4 hours of outgoing. Missed very few bites, but didn't have alot of bites either. Water temp was 85 and the wind Howled out of the East, Northeast at 15 to 20 most all day. The morning was predicted to have the same winds at 5 to 10, but we missed those. It took alot of my drops out of the action. Wassaw Sound was unfishable.

Mrs. Sheihing caught a very nice whiting and Mr. Sheihing caught 2 stout flounder and 1 keeper redfish that was almost 22 inches. Stayed at the last drop a little too long and we finally got wet. Again they were excellent to fish with and never complained about the weather. Unable to get the sunrise as it was very cloudy.

Capt. Rick had a 4 person 6 hour trip today. I had the Cody family from North Georgia and we had a great time. Started out at 7am and caught the tide when it turned to incoming. Water clarity was clear to stained , but the winds were very light out of the South West. They wanted to hook up on some Bonnet Head sharks and we did get a few. Unfortunatly, Mrs. Cody lost a very large shark that broke the line, not the leader. They kept 1 flounder and 4 nice trout, 2 over 17 inches . Mr. Cody Senior, caught the largest and last shark of the day. We also caught a few large ladyfish and a couple rat Redfish.

Capt. Rick had a 1 person 4 hour trip today. The water was stained due to the new moon and the currents were running faster today. Water temp was 84° and the air temp was in the low 90's. We fished the last of the incoming and the first of the outgoing. Kept 1 shark, 1 flounder,some speckled seatrout and a nice whiting. Caught a lot of redfish, but they were all too small. All fish were caught on either live shrimp or live mud minnows. Lots of boat traffic due to the upcoming holiday.

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