Was fortunate to get the call to fish with Brian B and Darcizzle 1/2 day Saturday 12/8/12.
These 2 are truly great people, FUNNY, and an absolute pleasure to work with!
The primary focus was to help teach them the particulars of kite fishing from a CC.
Met Shramco (the OG non double dipper) and got some gogs.
Did a brief rigging / bridle / snell / sea anchor "tutorial", and headed out.
Overall, the conditions were so-so. Blue/green water, light current to the N.
Set up S of Ritz and let it fly. First up was a shark (man they have been thick and a nuisance.)
Next up the TLD starts screaming! Darcizzle fights the fish like a champ, and up pops a 19.5 king.
Reset S of Martini and get another shark, and we missed a toothy fish that skied.
Then we had a CLUMSY hammerhead circle 2 kite baits "rodeo style".
Darcizzle noticed the left short was making a "lateral" movement (as we discussed)
She gets tight and a Dolphin is jumping!! Unfortunatley the fish ate a MONSTER gog and spit it back on second jump.
I "opologized" for the slow 1/2 day, but it felt good they understood ya just can't "make" the fish bite.
Thank you guys VERY much for putting me to work, appreciate you!
PS: Little Bob has been busy. He is decorating for Xmas and "chilling" with his "home boy Frostie".
After a visit to Harbor Isles, he now has a 70' Viking on his Xmas list.
Fly boy can dream, and Steve is right, LB is an awesome wing man!!
congrats on a good day, I hope all were pleased. If I may, I'd like to open up another discussion you mentioned here. I fished PB to FtL for 30+ years growing up and sharks were really not a problem most of the year unless you were targeting or ignorant. I moved up to the treasure/space coast ~10 yrs ago and there has always been a shark problem I've noted and been told by longer timers. recently been fishing more again on the Gold Coast and having more shark problems similar to up north. Any theories on why, if you have noticed the same???????????? Thanks, Steve