So Saturday I had a return client from last year and I knew they looked familiar but couldn't figure it out until he told me well this family is awesome and fun. The fishing was a little off but it was good we caught a nice set of fish and had more fun then last time I would say. The youngest one of course caught the most fish again and it was so cool when the boy would catch a fish he would say my luck is with me and when he would loose a small fish or his bait he scream where did my luck go ugh it changed on me. lol I love having kids on my boat they bring a great attitude on board and smiles. The other two boys caught some nice fish and one caught the biggest black drum. Their mom caught the first drum she was in the lead and then the dad caught one just under then I decided to throw a line and caught a nice 22" which put me in first lol then one of the boys caught a nice one at 23" to take the lead then the fishing slowed down mostly crocker so we moved to a couple other spots and surprisingly no red fish one this run which means time to look for them again. I cant wait to take them out again it always is fun and as always looking forward to the next trip.
Lol Some think Im crazy some say I have a great knowledge of these waters. I say Im just good at my job. I had a group of 6 come on board who has been with me once before and had a blast. Before we go out I check my tides to make sure I give them the best trip yet. As we went out to get some fresher bait we stopped at one spot and tried it out. We caught small crocker thats it. I knew not yet. We went to get the bait and we tried one spot while waiting for the best spots to be just right. We caught a few catfish and taught the kids about the dangers of that particular species and then I said ok lets move to a good spot tides just about right. So we picked up anchor and moved as we pulled up I knew to wait. They started fishing and it was small crocker and small drum. I said wait it will get better any minute lol they thought i was nuts and then BOOM two reds one the lines 19 &19-1/2. Then bigger drum started hitting and then keepers and a few big reds; kids were laughing the adults were joking around and keeping count. In the end they left with plenty of fish to take home and stories to tell. I cant wait for them to come again.......
So a friend decides to try out my fishing trip with his friend and they had a blast. We caught a lot of fish some undersized but a few keepers to take home. His friend used lures most of the morning and then decided to try my technique and then started catching fish. lol so at the last hour of fishing it started to slow down due to the tide change and at the last moment a huge black drum took his bait and was ripping line. I knew it was a big one and the fight was on. I dropped anchor on a float and we started the chase after with 50 feet of line left on the reel. Another run and we would loose it. We chased the fish down to gain line on the reel for about 26 minutes and it was getting tired and then she rolled up saw us and took back off with one last burst of energy. We got her back up and netted her. Client 1 - Fish 0 lol A great way to end the day of a fun fishing trip and left with a need for more.
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