Met Danny at the docks early for an all artificial trip. Danny is an avid bass fisherman, and no stranger to the marsh either. The plan was to leave the bait at home and see what all this bass fishing the marsh was all about. Danny looked at my spinning gear, but quickly decided to tie the plugs on his baitcasters. Good luck with this breeze Danny. We hit the first stop bouncing lipped divers off the rocks, and Danny pops two nice keeper trout. I must have given him the good colors. Ok, time to finesse some flatties with the trusty flattie magic grubs. This is where I shine. I swear, in no less than 10 or so casts, Danny has 5 flatties to the boat. Bass guy 7 fish, marsh rat zero! The rest of the day played out the same way, with Danny pretty much putting on a clinic. Final count, bass guy 15, me 6. We ended up with 12 flounder (4 shorts), 9 trout (6 shorts) and a whiting…plus some greedy sharks, sea robins, pin fish, and the ever present foul hooked ray. All fish caught on Bomber Long A’s, Yozuri Cyrstal Minnows, DOA ¼ oz. shrimp in near clear and gold flake and the trusty Gulp! The bite was pretty good until the sun got high and the tide turned out. A special thanks to Danny’s dad Tommy for arranging this trip. Although back issues kept Tommy from this trip, it might be a blessing in disguise… my feelings would really be hurt with both you guys puttin’ it on me!
Thanks for a great day on the water Danny!