Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6/7 - Brutus T. kinda day!

Had Terry Mealer his son and his son in-law aboard the Jettywolf today. They were all visiting from Tennessee.

Catching pogies this morning was pretty easy, but there's always a hitch or a hiccup. Today, the pogies were enormous. Three times the size of the ones I had been catching. "Can there be a too big of a pogie?" Just depends on the size of your livewell, that's all.

I'm not gonna do my usual "FISHIN' STORIES" about today's charter. I'm gonna let the photos tell the story......

FIRST "REDBASS" AT THE JETTIES.


HEADED UP RIVER, THE JETTIES SEEMED D-E-A-D. POLE-BENDING THE OLE UGLY STIKS GOOD, AS THE TIDE FLOWED.

ALWAYS THE "KEY", NICE GOOD CURRENT.
NO SECRET LOCATION HERE....
JUS' GOOD WATER FLOW.
SO FAR THE REDS RANGE FROM 10#'s TO 12#'s.

EAGLE CLAW 7/0 CIRCLE HOOKS, AND A ROD HOLDER, MAKE GREAT HOOKSETS.
ALWAYS IN THE CORNER OF THE MOUTH.

NOT A SINGLE "KEEPER" FISH, BUT LOADS OF FUN. BUT A FEW "KEEPERS" WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE.
GETTING IN BETWEEN A DOUBLE-HEADER, OF "SLAM DUNK" PROPORTIONS!
SOMETHING THE JETTYWOLF DOES REAL WELL, HAS PLENTY OF DANCING ROOM, FOR MULTIPLE HOOK-UPS!


NO TRIP HAZZARDS, JUST A LARGE FLAT DECK. JUST TAKE YOUR SIDE, AND HOPE YOUR ARMS HOLD OUT.


THEY'RE PUSHING 14 AND UP POUNDS NOW!


HERE WE GO...THE MONEY SHOT!
14 & 15 POUNDS. BUT I'M STILL HOPING FOR LARGER, "BRUTUS T. REDBASS."
FOR YA'LL THAT DON'T KNOW THAT THE ST. JOHNS IS ALL ABOUT SHIPPING TRAFFIC....WELL, HERE IT IS! THIS PASSED LESS THAN A 100 YARDS OF US.


HERES "LARGER"...OVER 20 POUNDS AND SHOWED IT WAS AN ATHELETE! THIS REDBASS WAS LIKE HURCULES, AND KICKED BUTT ON LIGHT TACKLE.

LOOK AT THE NEXT REDBASS TYLER CAUGHT! IT WAS DE-FORMED. HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT'S SPINE.
THE FISH FOUGHT FUNNY, AND THEN GAVE UP. I FELT SORRY FOR THIS GUY, BUT THEN AGAIN, THESE FISH ARE TOUGH, AND IT SWAM AWAY HEALTHY.


A SURVIVER, IT COULDN'T MOVE IT'S TAIL MUCH AT ALL.

SHORTER AND COMPACTED.....
STILL NOT A KEEPER. NOT LIKE I WOULD EVER KEEP FISH THIS TOUGH.


ONE MORE....AS THE TIDE SCREAMED AND IT BEGAN TO BE HARD TO KEEP 6 OUNCES. ON THE BOTTOM.

No keeper fish, but allot of fun memories and photos. Add in a few sore arms on the light tackle. We packed it in as the clouds darkened a bit and before the super sea breeze started blowing.

Perfection!  Get the right set of circumstances, and this is what June is all about.

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