Of course......I was going fishing. I was standing in my driveway hitching up the boat. When I called my partner Pelican to see when he's be at the boat ramp. He said, "WE CAN'T GO...AMERICA IS UNDER ATTACK. THEY'RE ATTACKING US!!!"
I was so out of it. I hadn't a clue of what he was talking about. "TURN ON YOUR RADIO, TV WHATEVER, THEY'RE ATTACKING NEW YORK CITY!!!"
Heck, the way he was talking I was wanting to go load the rifles! And get ready to take someone out!
After the smoke cleared and we both got a better handle on what happened, I asked him..."So, does this mean we ain't going fishin?" (I'm the concement, die hard)
He said, "I don't think we should go, we need to watch what happened and learn more." I grudgingly agreed. And said, we'll go later.....
So today, I took out the most "all about Fishing" 4 year old I have ever met. I always say, when I see a little kid like that, that he reminds me of myself. AND HE DID!
Ethan, his Dad and Uncle did a two hour, that went into almost 3 hours. Because of the big winds, and on the water struggles I had. As in there was a boat on the exact spot where I like to take little kids. Really......there is no water around here. Or at least not enough! The wind of course, and the tide wasn't exactly right. Targeted species was Croakers, and Yellowmouth Trout, and more.
It was a dead shrimp on the bottom kinda fishing, but the tiny little pinners (pinfish) were killing us. Eating the bait so fast, it was as if they were carpeting the bottom. And they probably were. Because that river is a major Pinner magnet!
We whipped around on anchor back and forth. Then finally the current, wind and my lines went all the same direction and that's when the Yellowmouth and Croaker fest was on! Ethan had a ball reeling them in one after another, and talking to other boaters near by.
He will be the fishing future, that's for sure. This kid was ate up with it. He even brought his own 2' long rod, his own soft plastics, and was asking me about "lure fishing". AT 4 YEARS OLD!
The best bait turned out to not be dead shrimp. But that ole Croaker standby I keep on the boat at all times....
FISHBITES. Any flavor will do.
Here's the latest "wind" report:
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
My next day is supposed to be Thursday...but I doubt it. Friday's better.