Sunday, October 1, 2017

9/30 - Yesterday in the wind & rain...

Had one crew member yesterday, Ryan from OK.  The morning started off okay, but as the day went on it degraded quickly. With rain and high winds.

We went west, the water's still very fresh.  LOTS, of Croakers! Good sized ones too. Super fun, hard pullers on light tackle. Like smallmouth bass, for Ryan.

Had lots of Weakfish, aka: yellowmouth trout, not that many specks. We fished jigs and shrimp mostly. No, float-rig fishing, because the shrimp won't stay alive, on the hook.

One small pup redfish, no drum or flounders. But we caught fish, all day long.

The rain, came and went. Sometimes it really poured.

Towards the end of the day we came back to the ICW south, and saw birds going nuts. We casted VUDU mullet swimbaits into crashing fish schools and the hook-ups on Ladyfish were epic. Ryan, got to see a feeding frenzy. and we both even hooked up trout that were in the Ladyfish schools too.

Filled the cooler full of big Croakers and the  largest yellowmouths.

By the time we got back, the river was a soup sandwich, and the wind was nearly unfishable.

But, we had a great time.


BEFORE I COMPLAIN ABOUT THE MAYPORT BOAT RAMP ANY LONGER, I'LL ALWAYS HAVE TO REMEMBER WATCHING THIS:



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