Final Fish of the Year
Saturday was an incredible day, the temperature was excellent, the wind was calm and the fish had been chewing. Paul, one other TCA worker, and myself took the kayaks out for a day of fishing. We met on the boat ramp round 11am, 2 half of hours earlier than excessive tide. We began by throwing numerous artificials round some docks proper by the touchdown to no avail. After a fast dialogue we moved on to the following spot, one which we knew would produce on the outgoing tide, however we determined to provide it a shot on the incoming. Seems it was a smart move, because it occurs our “secret spot” produces fish on any altering tide. We hammered the Reds for round an hour, catching a couple of dozen or so between the 2 of us. I’ve primarily been fishing the Z-man finesse trd with a 1/6oz nedlockz jig head all 12 months on a lightweight motion rod with a Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 2500. It’s a nice little arrange and is price its weight in gold for producing Reds, Trout, and even Flounder this 12 months. Saturday was no exception, We each threw the finesse trd in The Deal coloration all day.
When slack tide arrived the chew died and we determined to take the chance to strive one other spot. We discovered an oyster bar with present seams excessive of it because the tides started to vary once more and located fairly a couple of trout there, Similar bait combo. As soon as the chew right here slowed we determined to return to our go to “secret spot” and once more, similar to earlier than we hammered the reds for one more 2 hours.
Then simply earlier than darkish I referred to as my final forged, and as quickly because the bait hit the water “growth” hit like a freight prepare. The beauty of a lightweight motion rod, All of your fish really feel big, however after getting the fish to the boat I noticed that it was not simply the rod that made the fish really feel of measurement, I had a 26 half of inch over slot Purple on the tip of my line, largest fish of the day, and a whopper for the outdated trusty “secret spot”. All in all it was an incredible day over 50 Reds, round 2 dozen Trout and half a dozen Flounder or so. And my final fish of 2018.