Had the extreme pleasure of fishing with Mark, Rob, Larry and Carles this weekend. Hailing from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia, these guys left a half a foot of falling snow to fish the warm and sunny Golden Isles. These guys are used to fishing the tricky,
rock strewn, New River for wary, strong fighting small mouth bass. So a nice warm laid back coastal trip was in order. Well mother nature, being what she is, thru us one of the coldest and windiest weekends I have ever fished (heck, even rained a little). No sweat for these mountain maniac fishing machines. On the menu for Saturday was artificials for trout and Sunday would be reds. With winds gusting up to 30+ mph :hair: these guys went to work with the DOA shrimp yesterday, and headed out this a.m., met with near freezing temps :hair: and 15-20 out of the NW. Both days yielded nearly identical results with 34 trout the first day, half released (unders), and 28 reds today, half released (overs). Had a few heartbreaks on pulled hooks and broke off reds, along with a couple big trout yours truly knocked off with the net as well.:banginghe Throw in a couple flatties which gave us a couple of slams, and it was an awesome weekend in any weather. These guys were hard core and hard on each other! Miss a fish, get a black eye. Bad cast, swift kick to the back side. Break off, knot on the head…just kidding, all good ribbing and competition and a million laughs. Thanks guys, awesome trip in some brutal conditions!
By Tim Cutting