I, once again, had the pleasure of fishing with a friend and regular client, Mike. His daughter, Anna, was in from Seattle and she joined us also.
At our first spot they both caught several “puppy” drum. This same spot yielded sea trout, jack crevalle, and mangrove snapper. I think Anna caught the most! From here we moved on to targeting another drum.
Anna had to chase this one around the boat a few times before it finally made the net.
On our previous trip Mike boated a bonnet head shark. While we were planning this trip his main focus was to show Anna the back country and hopefully catch multiple species. As a special request, he asked that we try to catch a shark for his daughter also.
It was a real treat to have Ryan and his son, Nick, on the boat again today. As we were leaving the basin Ryan explained how this was a bachelor weekend for them as the girls in the family (his wife and two daughters) had gone on a trip to visit family.
This was Nick’s first fish about 5 minutes into the trip. He was quick to tell his father that he was in the lead for the day. After asking Nick if he was going to take it easy on Dad, since it was Father’s Day weekend, I was informed that was not going to be the case. The competition was on!
This guy came to win. He was quick to update the stats too. Even during the slow times he would remind us of the tally.
At the end of the trip, according to our score keeper, Nick pulled out the victory 9 to 4. Ryan was still all smiles. I could tell that this would not be the last time that he would be happy “losing” a competition to his son!
Thank you to all of the Father’s out there! I hope you have a great time with family this weekend.
I had the pleasure of taking Larry and his son, Chris, fishing today. It was one of those trips where everything just seemed to go right. Everywhere that I dropped the Power-pole today we caught fish!
We started our day catching several black drum, until some dolphin moved in to the area. We made a small move and continued to catch more of the same.
From here we decided to play a different drum. It was time to go shallow and chase these guys around.
Chris was surprised at the power redfish generate! He got on a roll and caught the first 4 reds. I made one more move to attempt to find Larry his redfish. It worked.
This was his largest of the day at just under 8 lbs!
I had the pleasure of sharing the water with Frank this morning. As we begin this trip (and every trip we have had together), Frank says, “How lucky are we? It just doesn’t get any better.”. And I always agree… spending time on the water with Frank, and his family and friends, is always a great time.
A beautiful day on the water with a good friend and cooperative fish! Frank went 4 out of six on some nice redfish. He also boated 4 nice black drum and a big inshore jack crevalle. Frank called the trip early after about 2 hours. As a former charter captain up north, he understands fishing pressure and conservation. He decided to keep two redfish and two black drum, letting the rest swim free.