Another good week on the water, have had boats out every single day, making it do what it do. Between the Shore Thing Fleet, we have covered some water, looking for the best bite we can. The wind and rain normally dictates where we have been fishing though. We have been finding fish in close and deep in the LA Marsh. Everyday has been a different bite with the faster moving tides.
Capt Kenny and Capt Tom had some crews this past week that got treated to a wide open bull red bite in shallow water. The Okuma spinning reels got all they wanted on these big bruisers. Some of the big schools had big jacks in them too. They both had the big fish interrupt their trout bites. Since they both had trout in the box, they let the drags scream.
I have been celebrating Shark week every chance I can with my crews. The joy of summer time fishing, is the variety. It has been nothing to catch well over 10 different species in a day. Trout, reds, flounder, sheepshead, drum, Spanish mackerel, sharks and jacks, to name a few have been keeping our customers busy all week.
When the Hoyt crew was on the boat Thursday we had several wild things happen. One of the largest trout to ever come over the rail of my boat was caught. We had a nice mess of school trout already in the box, but nothing over 14 inches.
Out of nowhere, a 26 inch fatty hit a live shrimp on the bottom. Capt Kenny said it would have gone over 5lbs. He sees his fair share of big trout on his boat, I seem to have big trout repellent on mine. Very cool to see, and got some great pics of the big fish.
Again with the Hoyt gang, Mr Max caught a nice bull red with a surprise. When I was taking the hook out, I saw what looked like some yellow string coming out of the fishes mouth. When I pulled the string, a baby stingray came out, it was its tail! Just add it to the list of critters an objects we have yanked out redfish: baby nutria rats, crabs, oyster shells, water bottles, and now sting rays.
Got to spend a lil time with my family out at Cat Island. Just wanted to go play on the island, but the girls talked me into kayak fishing. They were playing in the kayaks and found a popping cork that had a fish attached to it, but could not catch it. I grabbed one of my fishing poles and chased down the cork. Had my lil co-pilot get in the kayak with me. My 4yr old daughter was telling me where to cast. With her expert instruction, we were able to snag the moving cork. Turned out to be a big ole sparkle trout.
Fish was big enough to pull me and her around. Got the wife to snap a few pics of us and the big fish, and let it go for another day.
Just been a fun summer with the numerous options. Now that school has started, we have boats open almost everyday. Weekends are still hit or miss, but let us know, and we will try to get you on the water.
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