4-05 & 4-06 Fishing in gale force winds

4-05 A friend of mine was in town from California on Thursday and insisted on fishing despite the 20 mph wind and full moon. We did a short trip after work. Turned out to be worth the effort of splashing the Pathfinder. Caught and released five trout (22"-26"). Missed quite a few as well.

4-06 Had family in town from North Carolina. Wind was cranking 20+ mph out of the North, full moon. Tough conditions. Had to have the trolling motor on full just to hold position. Fished with my brother John and brother in law Tim. Only fished from 6:15pm to 7:45pm, but it was action packed. Finished with five nice trout (18-22") and an over slot red. Lost another big red that Tim battled up, down, and on both sides of the canal before it freight trained him into the mangroves. All fish were released to fight again, although flipper snuck up on us and took one trout for dinner.


  • jumboshrimpjumboshrimp Posts: 820 Officer
    Awesome, way to go in the wind :thumbsup
  • Look Out BelowLook Out Below Posts: 3,775 Captain
    Heck ya!
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,294 AG
    Good job...

    Today the winds were incredible....lake wind advisory after 10 AM....
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • BluewaterfeverBluewaterfever Posts: 445 Deckhand
    Nicely done! Way to show the out of towners how its done.
    Dumb Fish Die First

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