Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
I'd hate to know the ratio of reserved trips on "Iffy" versus "good" weather days, so far in 2007.
So, the theme of this weekend and UGLY MARCH is the photo to the right. Because calm waters....slick seas, and low wind, where the fish are has been hit & miss this month. I no sooner have a big time game plan and then get shut out, for Friday (rescheduled to Monday) and I'll have to see what's up for tomorrow......but we're going anyhow.
I truly believe I have rescheduled more trips in March that I ever did in January & February.
I think we're on the 17 day with Easterly or N.E. winds, and tough fishing conditions.
"and people ask why I do not fish offshore any more", include me in a trust fund and I'll go right back to it any time. It's hard enough making a living fishing the river. I'm not a part-timer! This is what I do.
But, each month has it's challenges. And so, I procceed on.
This is just a weather FYI, incase your trapped in a cubical with no windows. (UHG)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Alrighty...Finally a day where the East winds weren't the center of my world! The wind was there, a bit more N.E. and not as strong as it has been. We could actually F-I-S-H.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Had Chuck R. and two boys out today. They were here along with all the girls for a Cheer leading competition down town. And as Chuck said; "We are not hanging around to watch all that...."
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Took Tom W. out today for a late day falling tide whammo. The breeze from the N.E. was still up, but nothing like yesterday. Although it was still chilly.
More like, "an airborne attack from the North East, at 20 knots Skipper, should we drive up the sails??"
I was out early. And should have just stayed home. Because my heart just wasn't into it. It was a waste of shrimp and fuel for me today, I just wasn't in the mood for fighting the weather once again. It seems that's all I do any more.
At high tide I went and caught a bunch of small Trout on a MirrOlure on a submerged Mud flat, and that was about it. And constantly wonder why this spot never holds a single Trout over 14 inches, no matter what. So I'm Xing it off of my Map.
But, to FOLLOW-UP on a previous story....
I was catching zero, and ready to go home, by the tide got low'ish. And Nick who fished with me last week to get some "pointers & tips", comes on by in his 17' SeaChaser the Red Drummer.
We talk as I sat on a rock hard spot, with two lines out with light lead looking to get a Sheepshead bite...(waiting on the falling tide) in which I received zero. So Nick took off and went float fishing in a creek, and later called and said he caught an 18" Flounder. But his float rig wouldn't stand up for some reason. Since my power of observation is very keen, I noticed his big ole Float was too big for his trout lead when he came by earlier. I said, "Your floats to big for your lead, that's why....come over here and get a lead off me."
I was wanting to pack it up and go home. So Nick pulled up minutes later and I gave him a few weights to try. Because when Float rigging, your float must stand up straight, on the drift. (It's a trial and error thing, because 99% of the floats out there do not tell ya what size lead to use. The only ones that do are Salmon Stalkers, by Premier Plastics found in Cabelas.)
So, as Nick and I shot the bull for a few more minutes, I pointed to an area that he ought to try. I said, "You need to go over there.....and anchor up along that bank in 8-9 foot of water because if you don't I might." Since EVERYTHING....EVERYTHING lately is about the low tide, there ought to be some Trout in there.
So Nick takes off, and I go home. I get a call a a few hours later, while slopping together some thing that resembles a supper for myself. It was Nick, and he said he caught Trout, some small, some good keepers. I said EMAIL A PIC TO ME. And I'll do a follow-up story.
PICTURED ABOVE...a 25 incher. That has to be a 5 pound Gator Trout?
Man, was I happy for him, and sad I didn't go over to that spot I sent him too, myself.
But the point is, a day or two of "Coaching" can go a long way....a very long way. Although there was still some coaching going on today too, the guidance he received on our two trips together was worth their weight in gold. I hope, Nick is on his way to being a Full Time Float Freak now. He's got good tackle, he bought a G. Loomis Popping rod, and a Abu Garcia Chrome rocket reel. He's got a good fishing boat, that drafts no water, but has BIG water capabilities too. And now he's got an idea pf what to follow to find his own good spots, and get his own groove going.
And best of all, when he buys two dozen shrimp for a 1/2 day trip after work, he'll come home with Fish, not with two dozen shrimp still in his live well.
This is what a Private one person weekday charter can do for you. If you want to improve on your skills......FAST!
I get a lot of e-mails, and people think it's a magic spot, a magic day. There's no such thing as Magic, you have to learn to make your own magic. And that's called local fishing knowledge.
Or you can do what one guy does to me, and others. He follows me around all the time. His name I think is Doug, and we call him "the shadow". He knows just enough to be dangerous and maybe someday he'll get his boat shot with a flare gun and sunk at the jetties, if he keeps pissing people off. THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT.
Nick's another happy angler on his way to "float-freakdom". Now maybe he can teach me to play the Bongo's or something. Since he is drummer (percussionist).
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Out wackin them like the GUZZINO BOYS last March.....or walkin' the nasty streets of Blizzardville?
Have ya'll looked outside???
Wind Direction (WDIR):
NNW ( 330 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD):
Wind Gust (GST):
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES):
Air Temperature (ATMP):
Water Temperature (WTMP):
Wind Chill (CHILL):
SUN-LEVEL (fish-ability, and makes ya feel really good inside)
C'mon people.....this is it. Don't call in July and think the inshore fishing is gonna be as good as it is right now.
Monday, March 5, 2007
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Friday, March 2, 2007
(Capt Dave & Long Time client Ken Simpson pictured)