Finally looks like it is time to put up the wind breaker and break out the shorts and flip flops! This past week was a tough one(weather wise) to be in the charter business. The wind rain and rough seas caused us to shuffle many trips. We were able to get out a few times, but being Spring Break made it tough pill to swallow. Only had one boat over in the LA Marsh(Saturday) and I spent Thursday and Saturday fishing the reefs. Really enjoy being able to fish for the big drum on the windy days, but we are ready to do some damage on the trout and reds over in the marsh and islands...
Had Kerry, Danny and Al out with me on Thursday. It was the only day we had left to get out, so we stayed in close. Despite the wind, and dirty water, we made a great day of it. We were only able to fish a few spots, but the big drum were hungry. Kerry had the hot hand, it seemed no matter where he cast his bait, it landed near a drum. Very fun crew and even in less than perfect weather conditions we had a ball. Ended the day with some sore arms and a box full of drum.
Saturday was a fun one. Brian and Mitchell were back again. The last time the Bosch boys were with me, it was a cold day in the marsh red fishing. If you keep up with our reports and pics, Mitchell was the one who fished bare footed in very cold temperatures. Glad he is tough, because we needed his help. Brian an I spent the entire hooking huge sea monster black drum and he reeled them in. He never once tapped out and brought them all to the boat. We even had a double going at one point. The second fish hit as the first one was close to the boat. Mitchell waited for one to get netted and took over on the second. Funniest thing was watching him bear hug the fish for the photos. By the end of the day, he was covered from head to toe in black drum slime. Probably gonna have to burn those clothes, but that big smile on his face made it well worth it....
Capt Tom made the run to the LA Marsh, and spent ALL day over there. The father and Son Smith crew stuck it out, and found what they were looking for. Tom said he had to work to find clean water, but when he did the fish were there. He said that the boys got to tangle with some huge bull reds, and they were the biggest fish they had ever landed. They did find some slot fish, and a couple of flounders. They did box a mess of keeper trout, but had to pick through the smaller ones to get them. Majority of the fish were found fishing breaks in the marsh where the water was pushing over shells. Tom was unable to get live bait, but put the Smith on a great day of fishing on soft plastics. Great Job Guys!
Capt Kenny an I are heading out to the Cat Island house Monday to Friday on a big corporate trip. Will try to keep yall updated on what is going on via Capt Matt, Alex, Darren and Tom. Trying not to jinx it, but the weather looks fantastic this week for the trip! The near shore fishing has been incredible for the shorter trips and the LA Marsh ought to be shifting into high gear. Should have plenty of stuff open this week if anyone wants to go fishing!!!!
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