Moved to the panhandle about 2.5 months ago. Bought my rig, spent about 2.5k setting up (brought most of the tackle with me). Learned how to twist wire leaders, studied how to target certain species, picked my days, and still have yet to have a single fish cross the rail that's worth writing home (Richmond VA) about. I've got good numbers, and can find good bottom but something in my approach or presentation is just off. I'm starting to think I need to throw in on fuel with one of you seasoned gents vessel and take notes. I've been around the water my entire life, owned boats since I was able, and know my way around almost every thing that has the word marine attached to it. I'm not sure if it's the "tide" or where and when to look for what or, or, or...
If any of you guys need or want or feel obliged to have a newly local fella aboard on a trip rain or shine to just take in the scene I'll jump all over it. I'm available every morning and all the time on weekends. I'd be taking this experience and showing my 2 sons (8 and 9) and their older sister (11) how to be successful fisherman and women.
Sorry if this sounds like a plea for help, usually this time of year I'd be climbing a tree with my bow (and one of the kids) but I left 2k+ acres of hunt club behind when we moved. So the freezers empty, pockets are full, and lines are slack.