I had some close calls this summer. My Costa’s saved my right eye when a gold spoon went flying into my face. Be careful flipping trout into the boat! Remember that monofilament stretches!
So if you see me on a charter wearing sunglasses on an overcast day and hiding behind the center console then you will know why! LOL
This is exciting! This research can help us understand more about trout and why they do what they do. For once, it’s nice to see my tax dollars doing something useful.
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I love it when I hear back from customers and they tell me their kid keeps talking about that one day on the water with Captain Devin. The survival of our culture really is all about the little ones.
Two kinds of fishing trips that is! Do you know what they are?
Have you ever been at a fishing spot and not sure where to go next? Sometimes it boils down to rolling the dice. Anything can happen, especially when it comes to speckled trout. I try my best to minimize “gambling” by utilizing the Swamp Stallion Circuit and finding as many good fishing spots with effective scouting.
But even with all the best fishing spots and experience, you can find yourself having to make a tough decision. Unexpected things like diving birds or wishy-washy weather can cause you to roll the dice.
Understand that is what makes fishing “fishing”. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you strike out despite making all the best decisions. It’s part of what makes this game so addictive.
So remember that…fishing is also a gambling man’s game.
This is a touchy issue amongst a lot of people. I have had a lot of experience with it. I’m talking about customers bringing a GPS aboard a charter captain’s fishing boat. It’s a threat to a captain’s business that comes in a small and virtually undetectable package. It’s about as scary as AIDS and space alien invasion for those of us who make a living off of charter fishing.
The high water we have had lately has brought in a lot of baitfish. I doubt it will bring in storm minnows as it is too early in the year for that. However, the high, clean water packed with baitfish has brought a good fish bite in closer and made redfish far more accessible.
The shallow redfish ponds you normally can’t get into have enough high water in them that you can access them now. This has made catching redfish a lot easier.
Now keep in mind that we have north winds predicted for the rest of the week. With the tide 3 foot above normal, a lot of water will be flushing out of the marsh. Take advantage of that falling tide, as it will position the baitfish when they fall out of cuts and flow around points.
Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.