Saturday, September 15, 2012

9/14 - Fish or Die hard Trying!

Well, looks like my charter call for today made the right decision. Without even knowing it.

I had a back-up plan in the works for fishing on Friday. My old buddy DOA Rob wanted to go. He has his own fleet of yaks, and a boat. But thought it might be better if the Jettywolf took him to the Trout spots. So with a "iffy" weather forecast and early departure we headed out with a bag of ice and nothing but a handful of lures.

First spot. Rob gets a just 15" Trout on a surface plug. We both get "followers", and "swipers". And that was it on our plugs.

We'd intermingle, tossing jigs too.

NO BITES. By spot # 8, it was overly obvious that there wasn't going to be a Trout bite today.

Hmmmmm, was it the barometer (another name for weather?) The next days, new moon?

BECAUSE , JUST 4 DAYS AGO I SAT IN THE SAME AREA AND WACKED MY LIMIT PLUS IN ONE HOUR AND 10 MINUTES, OF SWEETHEART SIZED TROUT!

Working our way back to the dock, I finally connected to a few Ladyfish on a 1/2 oz. swim bait, as the tide turned  AND THE WIND WENT FROM NEXT TO NOTHING TO 20 KNOTS. 

I told Rob, that I have discovered at least a few "rules of thumb":

-Mullet need to be jumping and present all over.
-If Ladyfish are present, so will be the Trout.
-If a Trout doesn't wack our plugs by the 5 cast, they're not thick.   

It was a bumpy ride back, as the "due east winds" pushed against the falling tide in the river.

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Rest of the week?
On and off big winds, and possible on and off rain?

I think summer is on it's way out folks. Time to luck into perfect sized Mullet on days like this, and just sit and fish for whatever and Flounder, huh??

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