I had Craig Erker, his girlfriend, and his Mom & Dad visiting from Canada. Last year, in March I took Craig's older brother and his wife who were visiting from Canada. And we had a big day at the jetties. From Sheepshead to giant Gator Trout and Redfish.
So, boy did I have to come up with something to rival Craig's brother Sheldon's charter! Plus, Craig was concerned, because the same crew went on a chater last year, also. (I was booked already) The group of four went with a competitor of mine, and didn't catch anything. NOT GOOD!
I could certainly understand Craig's concern.
First off, when I have "4 persons of ranging abilities." We're not going CASTING. Where putting the bait into a two foot circle, is the difference between success or not.
Just doesn't make sense to me.
I believe in everyone aboard having the same chance at catching the same fish. And that's accomplished by going "Float-rig fishing!"
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Of course, I wanted to quickly set the tone for the day. Catching nothing, "ain't gonna happen!!!"
So, 10 minutes after leaving the dock. We were anchored up and dropping over for fast Croaker action. One after another. Ruby, Craig's girlfriend said she hadn't caught a fish since she was 8 years old. Well, we were putting that to bed, ASAP!
So with 20-30 Croakers, and a few Yellowmouth Trout, bending the rods. Mission accomplished! Now let's go catch some "BOX" fish. Fish box, that is.....
We slid into a spot that I wanted to just try out, and didn't have any action. Even after re-positioning, it didn't feel right anyhow. So we picked up and left.
The next spot...."Hmmmmm, I just wasn't all that sure." Because of the tide. We had a NEW MOON tide today. So I was a bit suspect. But I told my crew, "Let's give it 5 minutes."
Well, that 5 minutes turned into the, REST OF THE DAY!
It was A-C-T-I-O-N, mania!
"DOUBLE-HEADER" BIG TROUT, BIG REDFISH!
-How about this? Catching the same fish that "busted ya off just minutes before". Yeah, two hooks in it's mouth, and they are MY hooks. #1 Matzuo snelled turned in eye, sickle bends. W-O-W!
My crew didn't catch every fish that bit. They had bites, break-off's, and sand-bags while float-rigging with live shrimp. But the difference is....."EVERYONE, got and equal chance." And everyone had a ball. So much, that they were totally whipped by days end.
That was a hell of a 5 minutes, just to go in and check the spot, huh? We ended up staying there for hours. And left the same spot back to the dock to clean the fish. All the Reds were "over-sizers", (of which I lost count of how many they caught) except for two. They ranged from 26" to 30" roughly. And on the LIGHT tackle were a blast. With just one big Trout.
Probably, because the Redfish were so ferocious a Trout didn't stand a chance!
GET YOUR DATES BOOKED NOW. APRIL IS FILLING UP FAST AND ASK ME ABOUT PRIME TIDAL DAYS, FOR THE BEST ACTION.
AT THE DOCK WHILE CLEANING FISH. MY BIRD BUDDY "PENCIL NECK" HAS SHOWED BACK UP. HAVEN'T SEEN OR HAND FED THIS BIRD SINCE LAST SUMMER.
DOES THIS MEAN SOMETHING? IT COULD!
IS IT SERIOUSLY, GAME-ON RIGHT NOW.
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IF YOU WANT TO TRY YOUR HAND AT THIS LIGHT TACKLE INSHORE SPORT FISHING.