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Lucky Fish Fry
I had plans of sleeping in and fishing Sunday
afternoon once the sun had a chance to warm the water. Of course I woke
up at 6:30, so I started texting my usual pals to so who was fishing and
when. My buddy Mike was already on the water with a bucket of fiddlers
looking for sheepshead for dinner. Not one to have much fun soaking a
crab, I told him to have fun and I would talk to him later. I got to
bishops at 10:30. The tide was pretty low and just starting to come in -
perfect timing. I hit a few of my usual spots without seeing a thing so
I continued moving toward the mouth. I was hoping to find some big reds
coming in with the tide.
While on my way out I noticed an
orange bobber up near the shoreline. I threw my jerkbait over towards it
thinking it may be a "marked" redfish by a tournament guy, but no bite
so I paddled over to pull it out of the water. The bobber never moved
when I got close so I reached down and grabbed it thinking it was trash.
Next thing I know the line goes tight and a nice sheepshead comes to
the surface splashing like crazy! I grabbed my net, took a picture, and
sent it to Mike - "I got you some more dinner!".
Does it count for kayak wars???
are the odds that on that day I would actually have use for a "found"
sheepshead, and actually had a cooler on me to keep it. Having only one
sheepshead himself, Mike said bring it over tonight and we'll have a
fry. Well two sheepies aren't going to feed five people so I told him I
would keep a red too, not thinking that I just jinxed myself by
The wind was kicking on the flat, seemed much
higher than the 8mph SW wind it they were calling for, so I deployed the
drift chute and set up a long drift across the grass flat. Standing and
fishing the potholes, I didn't see a single red or trout for almost two
hours. The wind changed direction a bit and pushed me up toward shore. I
let it push me and planned to get out on the shoreline to take a break,
eat some lunch, and relieve myself. About 20 yards from the shoreline,
just after texting dan that I wasn't catching sh!t, my jerkbait gets
thumped. Sure enough, I was able to make good on dinner.
This perfect dinner-sized red was unlucky enough to be one of the 2-3 I eat each year.
decided to skip lunch and explore the shallows a little bit and was
rewarded with a couple of top slot fish. Saw a bunch more, but these
fish did not seem to be in the eating mood. All fishing caught within 30
minutes of one another.
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 The Red Rocket
Wilderness Systems Ride 135 Sage
Braved the winds...
Steve Burke aka Tide1On
this afternoon and on my 5th cast, less than 30 minutes from launching I sight casted this little guy!
G/F's First Kayak Trip!
Started the morning going to Wawa to get an AMP and
breakfast sandwich since neither of us got any sleep. We had the kayaks
in the water by 720 which wasnt to bad. Tides were still pretty low
which is what I wanted. Incoming till around 12 in the afternoon. We
went over what you needed to do just incase an accident happened and how
to paddle correctly. She pretty much knew everything so off we went.
Paddled up on this small flat with a good drop off. Popped one red on
the Zman MinnowZ in Rootbeer/Gold. Tons of ladyfish over the flat.
Almost looked like mini Tarpon rolling. After a few minutes of fishing
we managed 2 more nice fish. First one I hooked and gave her the rod.
She did very well on fighting this red for her first legit fish. Jumped
back in the kayaks and fished a small dock. Locked down my smoke30 and
pulled a decent red out of thier but that was the only fish under that
doock. It was around 1030 when we moved up to a small island and
anchored up. Caught a few ladyfish and chunked them up. She baited her
hook and casted out. It wasnt 10mins later she stickes a decent 25" red
all by herself. Total rush on my part and hers. After that fish she made
another cast and her bait got WRECKED by a decent 7pound fish. Its like
one trip and shes already got everything down. We managed a couple reds
today on Zman and Cutbait. It was such a fun day fishing with my
girlfriend and sharing my knowledge with her. This wont be our last trip
out. She has many fish species she wants to cactch.
Quantum Smoke Inshore 30
St.Croix Legend Xtreme 8-17
FINS PRT and Windtamer 10#
Trokar Circle Hooks 3/0 and Zman MinnowZ on 1/8oz Jighead
Enjoy the photos!
The Snook, The Trout and The Reds!
If this winter holds the temps we have been having the snook bite well be off the charts in 2015. Get ready for the big ones we make it through february with out any significant cold fronts
and my projections are get a bigger board lol. i pre fished a few spots in the red zone the past weekend and hit a few fish not where i expected them to be all out on the flats with a nice 24"
linesider added to the mix of a 27 +red and a few trout in the slot.Here is a nice 31 i caught launching off 41 a few weeks ago.
My boy Jacob and I took a quick trip around the pond in our new Emotion tandem. He quickly surprised me and stood up and said he was going to find us some fish. He will be a future HardCore member for sure!
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