After spending three days on the water scouting and fishing areas from the ocean to well west of the I-95 corridor. I can tell you the fishing has been tough. I fished with some excellent anglers, including Michelle, Capt. TJ and Justin & Tracy from Douglas, GA on Saturday. Capt. TJ and I found some stripers on Thursday in terrible weather. On Friday, Michelle and I threw on hundreds of spooky reds without a look, and scouted several creeks without seeing fish. Saturday I figured we'd throw some crabs on the spooky fish, and only got one bite--and that fish pulled the hook (no fish Saturday, so Justin and Tracy will receive a free trip in the future). I feel like I need to report the bad days as well as the good--even guys like me, that spend a lot of time on the water, run into some tough conditions and will come across fish with a case of lock jaw.
Today was different...finally. Although it took some looking, I finally found some fish that would eat. Ended up with 9 Reds and had a couple of good ones pull the hooks. Had a couple lower slots, couple upper slots and four good overs, up to 26". Water was gin clear, and all but a couple fish were caught on a white Exude soft plastic jerk bait with a weighted worm hook. Gulp 3" Shrimp and Gulp New Penny jerk bait caught a couple too. All fish released.
Had three BIG crazy otters barkin at me and raising straight up out of the water to look at me. Kinda kooky! Maybe I was sore mouthin their dinner, I don't know...
Couldn't go home til I found this heart shaped spot tail for my Baby for Valentine's Day. What are odds?