The ups and downs of a fishing guide with a habit.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Some days the fish Gods smile on you!
I don't know why I get so stuck on a species and won't leave it alone? Ok I do. By far my favorite fish has got to be the Red Drum. For so many reasons too. Pound for pound they have got to be one of the hardest fighting inshore species. You can fish for them so many ways. Artificals, flies and bait. My favorite is artificals. Something about fooling the fish in to taking what you offer is very rewarding. Never mind the amount of money spent on all of that I better use it. Now with my recent tackle gig I was going to go and catch Reds on some Marsh Works gear. Kris and I set out Sunday morn to find some drag screaming fish. It has been a tough summer locally for Reds. So we went with our gut instincts and fished an area we both felt could be productive. Our friend William joined us in the hunting safari. Not long after arriving at location "X" I found my target. This one was caught on a spinner bait with a Bayou Thumper. Not long after Kris got onto a real fighter measuring in around 26". Her first fish and next one were both caught on jig head and 3" Bayou Thumper. The second fish was a pig!! The reason we target them, it pulled drag and drug the 14' Ultimate around until she landed a 27.5" healthy fish! Great morning on the water