Its been a few months, but my kids or I were sick on the days we were able to fish, so haven't been out for a few months. Just last week we got to go out again and give it a go, this time my second oldest Paul brought his friend along, so there were 3 kids in the boat! The fishing seemed odd as it was a week after a full moon (at least I think so) and the the tide was weird, some sort of "double tide" two highs and a high low if that makes any sense (I am not sure what to call those) Either way, made it a little difficult for finding the fish. Of course there were lots of cats around to play, but that wasn't our target. So, we get to the first spot which is usually productive any time of day, but in the winter, and its really slow, some large sugar trout and some spotted seatrout and catfish.. of course... but nothing else and not very many fish to speak of, but I noticed something, there were big tarpon rolling back there and we tried pitching everything to them and nada zip, weren't interested, would their presence in the little bay make the fish clam up?
So, we make a move to some of the other spots I have with more moving water (which the water was moving very slow that day) and that is where we seemed to do better. My son got on his first redfish (he lost a monster last time, but dad couldn't get him in the boat and popped the leader)
at the same spot against mangroves and moving water I caught a decent trout, around 21", and some other smaller trout, it was up under some mangroves where water was moving on an incoming, but still, the water seemed the slowest I have ever seen it, felt like we were in a slack tide the whole day.. weird.
The kids were catching jacks and cats most of the rest of the day, then we found a little hole that usually holds black drum and groupers, but it only seemed to be mangrove snappers and catfish there that day, here is my son's friend with his mango
The kids caught fish most of the day and were happy, especially happy with the stop at the gas station for that amazing ice cream afterwards! All in all it was a slower day with weird tides, I learn something new each time I come out here and I love this place more and more each time! I have some ideas what to do when this happens again to find better production, thanks to all of your here and your support! We will be heading back out in a few weeks and hopefully I will have a better report with more photos and video for everyone! Oh.. and just to add, almost all the fish caught were on jigs with live shrimp, DOA shrimp or a popping cork with shrimp, nothing too fancy.
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And I can't wait to get back out and report, hopefully this time we will have some more video and I'll put something together!