And this is supposed to be our "slow" time of year?...
Well, between the maintenance and prep work on the boats and trailers, working with our sponsors, getting the dock looking good, heading to meetings for fisheries work, getting the island house schedules in order, and well going fishing! This has been the busiest winter we have ever had. The warm weather has been speeding everything up, but we will be ready, willing an able. Bring on the Spring Breakers!!!
The mild winter, thus far, has been keeping us on the water. This past weekend we had boats scattered from Cat Island to Bayou Caddy. The water in close has still been murky but it looked better than it has in weeks. Captains Jimmy Ray, Darrien, and myself were out Saturday for a lil fun in da sun. I was out with my ole buddy Robert Walker and his lovely wife Page. Rob was back in the states, from working over seas. The happy couple got the full tour of the MS Sound with me. With flat calm water, we made the run to Cat Island to check things out. We could hear Captains Jimmy Ray and Darrien working slow n steady at the reefs. With nothing but time, we ran back to the Bay to get in on the action. The sheepsheads kept us busy, but finally got Robert a welcome home present, a nice big slot red.
Captain J-Ray had the hot hand with 3 Generations of Lund Men. Ken, Vern, Evan an Andrew never left em to find em. They just stayed put and let the youngsters and the live shrimp do all the work. They put nice mix of local flavor in the fish box. The boys got some good puppy drums, reds and sheeps.
Capt Darrien joined in on the fun near J-Ray's Crew. Capt D had the Williamson Boys (John, Jacob and Nick). Even in the dirty water, these boys were able to find a couple nice speckled trout. I got to meet this jolly crew, back at the dock. Still not sure who caught the biggest fish, they all said they did... They had nice mess of drum, sheeps and trout as well.
The weather was too nice on Sunday not to jump across to the LA Marsh. Had a great group of "kids" on the boat. Dr Don Gaddy, John Harriston, and Frank Wilem. The boys got out of the truck picking on each other, and never stopped. Red fish were on the menu, so we spent the entire day back in the ponds. The over cast skies, kept us working the banks with the Boat Monkey Popping corks and live cocahoes. This trio has been fishing together for years, all over the world. Everywhere they go, is a competition. Frank took top honors for biggest, and most. I think Don won for first, and John caught the last. Hard to keep up with this crew, they are very competitive, but very fun.
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