Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Little Fishing 101

After Sunday and Monday’s blow with the cold front today was a great day to be on the water. The bite left a little to be desired, but such is life sometimes after a good front. Jill and Jim Robbins staying at Captain Pips Marine and Hideaways was my crew. I was hired for a little fishing 101.

The Robbins are staying at Pips for a couple of weeks and wanted a little local knowledge about the fishing and the boating. When you are unfamiliar with an area and in a rental boat local knowledge is a good thing.

The Robbins were looking for snapper for dinner. We started the morning on the reef in 30 foot of water searching for Yellowtails. The ‘tail bite was just about dead on the incoming tide with clean water. A couple of nice Hogfish volunteered for dinner and a few short grouper volunteered for photo ops. Several fish of size and one nice flag yellowtail managed to escape on the 10-pound test spinning outfits.

The bridge was slow as well but there were a few more photo ops and a couple of volunteers for dinner. Not every day is front-page news but when you catch dinner and learn to catch plenty more it’s not bad.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Dallas

No comments:

Post a Comment