The plans I had for Saturday fell through at the last minute and I found myself with no plans and no entry to the CapMel Redfish and Trout Classic.
I hit the water about 7 am and pedaled to my flats destination just as the tide started flooding. As I approached the quickly disappearing sea grass, I made my first cast with a top water plug at the edge of the flat. As soon as I started walking the dog, a huge wake came up from behind it and the water exploded!
Since I wasn't in a tourney, I just put the fish on the board for a quick Kayak Wars photo to show that it was over 20". At 27", it ties my personal best Trout. Still looking for that elusive 30"er.
It was one of those magical mornings where almost every cast got some attention. Redfish moved onto the flats as soon as they could and were feeding heavily! I lost a couple of them and landed this one before the winds picked up around 9 am.
After seeing the results of the CapMel I would have won.
Steve M. Gibson
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!