Hank wanted to float-rig fish, like Ole Times. Chad, had never done it. Wew started out at the Jetties, and right away young Chad was on it. Boating the first few Trout, and a pup Black Drum.
Not bad for a "newbie" to the art of float-rigging the jetties.
We also picked up a decent sized Yellowmouth Trout, care of "Capt Dave".
The action nor the tide was all that super duper, so we moved on to fish the river.
And on the last of the falling tide is where we "boxed" I believe a 2 person limit. With Chad reeling in several 20-22 inchers!
Again, not bad for a "newbie"!
I even played the Navy's Game, today. As we left the Jetties, I pulled over to the rocks along the base. I've told Hank all about how "our" beloved Jacksonville Navy has screwed over Jacksonville fisherman by taking away miles of shoreline from us. So I went over to where I caught my first 10 pound Trout, right along the base rocks, dropped anchor, and flipped out a float behind the boat. Handed it to Hank, and the float went down with a keeper trout on it! The "MAN" appeared out of no where...in a car up on the bank. And chirped the siren at us. Not sure if they can hear me, I yelled....."Hey asshole, let us catch this trout first!" Hank flipped a keeper in the boat, first drift of the float, 10 feet behind the boat!!!!. So there ya have it! Of course the fish are stacked up there, along that shoreline. They always are. BUT YOU, can't fish for them.
We moved on.....The BIG trout, bit right as the tide slowed.....not unusual by winter standards. So we just hung out till the tide turned and tried to catch some more. But that produced only one more Trout and a scourge Bluefish.
So, Chad was slowing down. Since he had to "get up so early!" Then we headed in to clean our nice catch.
It was a super nice day.
BUT, changes are a coming folks!
TUESDAY NIGHTSOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.