Stayed in close Friday and Saturday,not liking the forecast either day. Friday should have gone long, but planned for a wind that never blew. Had Mr and Mrs Bivins in from Jackson, MS. We were able to fish all the way to the Rigoletes with out a problem, but were expecting a hard north wind. The wind never blew, the fish were few, and we had time. Ran to the LA Marsh and it was glass calm when we rolled up on the first oyster reef. Both lines were in the water no more than 2 seconds before they doubled over. The bull reds were thick as thieves and they were loving it. While they were fighting the double, I hooked two and managed to break off both. The fish were coming in with several following them, like cobia or dorado would. The midday heat was too much for all of us, we pulled anchor and left. Had to run a few buoys on the way home and glad we did. Saw 6 triple tail in the picture perfect conditions(slack tide, sunshine, and clean water). Managed to get three of them, one of which was over 15lbs! The other two were a respectable 10 and 6lbs. Covered just over 70 miles Friday, but between the specks, bull reds, and triple tail, I am claiming victory for the Bivins crew.
Saturday was Kevin Ford and his buddy Ronnie in town from Taylorsville, MS. They had a few hours to kill while the wives were out shopping. The wind did get us, but the North West wind is very easy to fish along Hancock County. Hit all the reefs and bridges between Bayou Caddy and Hwy 90. Not much in the way of specks, mostly undersized for us. Was blown away to catch a baby cobia(10 inches) near Heron Bay on a live shrimp. The white trout were thick, but these boys came a long a way and wanted a pull. Hit the HWY 90 bridge for the drum. Only anchored in one spot, but that was all we needed. Ronnie was first to strike, but his sea monster ran him back into the pilings. Several smaller puppy drum hit the fish box before Kevin got the better of a 35 plus pounder. A few more keeper sized drum hit the box before we called it a day. Stopped by a few buoys on the way home, but the tide was rolling and we went 0 for 0 on the triple tail. Got to talk to Capt Matt, Kenny and Kyle as they were heading back from the Cat Island house. Sounded like theyhad a good time with a fun crew. Everyone sounded happy Poppa Louie made this trip, they sounded full from his cooking.
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