Windsplitter (Duane) and I went out and braved the fog today. It finally lifted at...the time to come back in.
We were sight fishing reds but they seemed to be a little skittish today. We did manage to put a few small ones in the boat but the bigger ones would simply blow up on the lure and then scatter. The ones we did boat were in nice shape and had that blue tail look.
The trout though were eager to bite, even though we weren't fishing for them, and nice size jacks were in the river.
Nothing spectacular on the reds but a picture to show we did catch them. Biggest trout was 23 inches, next one was 21, and the rest 18 to 20. We kept two gut hooked trout for dinner. Nice day on the water with Duane, as always, and my neighbor joined us making a good day of giving each other a hard time.
"And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
I wish I knew Lee. This was my neighbor's boat.
They are still putting it back together, turns out it's 50 HP Honda with a four blade SS prop, so that should be even better.
I'll take you out in it after I get it back from the shop. Course I'll do a maiden voyage first to ensure we don't have any problems.
I was still thinking later this week but the weather looks like crap after today.
Great job guys.........
It takes a shallow running boat Pete, not sure what type you have, but between Duane and I we have a few to use. We'll make something happen soon as it warms up.
2001 Carolina Skiff 19' w/ 80 Yam 4 stroke & trolling motor. It can get Purdy skinny but it doesn't maneuver as well as the smaller ones. Have hit a lot of stuff over the years, especially around here! Have been down the Cass River a few times at higher tide but hit rocks here and there. Where do you Guys go out??
The Chazz campground ramp Pete. Your boat would work and if we hit it would be your lower unit. :grin Seriously though we'll get together and go out. I'll be in touch.
Yep nice fogy fish post
for sure Billy looks like
a good time:beer
Yep Joe...I'll hold trout when the reds aren't cooperating. The big trout are cool to catch but my heart is always with the reds. My goal this year is to catch a 40 incher inshore, might be a stretch, but I think they are there.
That's a hefty goal in those parts Billy. The best I have done over there is a pair of 36-38" ers. It just so happened to be within the hour of each other out of the kayak in Ozello. I know there are some big girls out there though. Good luck and can't wait to see the pics when you get it done.
I agree Joe.
Five years ago I was out there with a guy, he has since moved to Orlando, that caught a 39 inch redfish. I have the picture somewhere. It was early spring and the fish wasn't hefty but it was long. He caught it on a Redfish Magic spinner and I netted it for him
My biggest out there is a 34 inch red. I've caught bigger but not around these parts. I'm thinking the 40 incher is just waiting for me to sneak up on it though.