Only boat out Saturday, and went back to settle the score with the flounder. Stiff north wind left us with a couple of options for the 4 man crew. These boys not only braved the elements, but they turned their wives loose to shop at the outlet malls. The courageous four were: Johnathan Walters and his buddies Charlie, Charlie and Britt. Was able to hug the shore lines and stay in calm, clean water. Got to give it to these guys, they never gave up and got a decent box of fish before days end. Used live shrimp on the carolina rigs, and tight lined soft plastics all day long. The guys got 11 nice flounder and 2 good reds before they had to head back to Hattiesburg. They were Googling recipes for flounder for a cook out that night, I am sure it went well. All things considered, we chalked it up as a win in the wind.
Was able to book two last minute trips, after two last minute cancellations. Good friend Bragg Williams brought his son in law, fellow St Stanislaus alumnus, John Baxter and grandson William Baxter for a quick trip. The boys went to church an after we left later in the morning. Much warmer on Sunday and spent most of the day looking for flounder for supper. Did not set any records, but Mr Bragg did catch the most unlucky flounder I have ever seen. It was nice fish, but it had an old missed gigging scar(sorry again Sid) and teeth mark scars from a dolphin strike. That fish was marked for death and we took it out of its misery. Talked to the Mighty Capt Matt later in the day. He was fishing with Barry Kern and his friends Tina and John.They were working on the sheepshead. His crew was not keeping any fish, but having a ball with the non stop action. Young William wanted to give it a try so we joined Matt on the bridge. Every single cast was a bite, but they were some bait thieving suckers. Did get William on some hefty ones before calling it a day to catch the end of the Saints game.
Got word from Capt Kenny and Capt Kyle from their deer camps. Sounded like once again they are doing their part to keep the deer herd in check...
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