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February 2015

 
 
 2/01/15 FISHING
 
          Oh well the wind had a lasting impression on our off shore
anglers, a rock and role impression.   Less than polite seas cut many a
trip short.  Yes we had Dolphin with a mix of Sails starting at about
150’ or maybe at the blue water line would be a better mark.  When asked
how many most had the same reply, till I put two in the box or it was
a lot less friendly than it looked.  Still had a few that weathered  it all
to find the Cobia, 20’ to 40’ a little to sporty for me.  Live baits kept all
anglers happy, I know they were not pulling ballyhoo but they were catching
fish..  Spanish Mac’s were up and down, the cold water would turn them off
quickly and it did get cold, turn that sun on for an few hours and they would
back like they never left.
          Good Red Fish bite in the north end of the river, Walton Road north.
West side has been the favored location fishing the docks, look too fish the deeper
locations, slow the retrieve.  Plenty of Tout, Blues, Jacks to keep you busy,
from many locations as long as starts in 3’ to 4’ and stays deep, slow retrieve.
Heard a lot about Snook, season opened the first, the anglers that were catching
were all fishing Flair Hawks, assorted weights and colors.  Pick a bridge, watch
for that shadow line, slow retrieve and be ready to set the hook, 28’' to 32” is
the slot.  Lots of other fish Drum, Jacks, Mac’s mix in the Blues and a few
Flounder with a touch of Pompano made for a nice day,a little cold but  still
a nice day.
          Surf anglers just watched the wind change directions but the hour, west
was good,east impossible but there were fish all day.   Blue Fish kept most
busy, cut bait is favored but clams would get their attention.  In the mix was
plenty of Mac’s and Jacks, yes there were some Pompano just not enough.  Now
if we can back to our normal temps I know we will get back to our normal fishing.
Not sure weather I am old or just a wimp when it comes to this cold but .........H

 

2/10/15 FISHING

 
          Oh well the wind had a lasting impression on our off shore
anglers, a rock and role impression.   Less than polite seas cut many a
trip short.  Yes we had Dolphin with a mix of Sails starting at about
150’ or maybe at the blue water line would be a better mark.  When asked
how many most had the same reply, till I put two in the box or it was
a lot less friendly than it looked.  Still had a few that weathered  it all
to find the Cobia, 20’ to 40’ a little to sporty for me.  Live baits kept all
anglers happy, I know they were not pulling ballyhoo but they were catching
fish..  Spanish Mac’s were up and down, the cold water would turn them off
quickly and it did get cold, turn that sun on for an few hours and they would
back like they never left.
          Good Red Fish bite in the north end of the river, Walton Road north.
West side has been the favored location fishing the docks, look too fish the deeper
locations, slow the retrieve.  Plenty of Tout, Blues, Jacks to keep you busy,
from many locations as long as starts in 3’ to 4’ and stays deep, slow retrieve.
Heard a lot about Snook, season opened the first, the anglers that were catching
were all fishing Flair Hawks, assorted weights and colors.  Pick a bridge, watch
for that shadow line, slow retrieve and be ready to set the hook, 28’' to 32” is
the slot.  Lots of other fish Drum, Jacks, Mac’s mix in the Blues and a few
Flounder with a touch of Pompano made for a nice day,a little cold but  still
a nice day.
          Surf anglers just watched the wind change directions but the hour, west
was good,east impossible but there were fish all day.   Blue Fish kept most
busy, cut bait is favored but clams would get their attention.  In the mix was
plenty of Mac’s and Jacks, yes there were some Pompano just not enough.  Now
if we can back to our normal temps I know we will get back to our normal fishing.
Not sure weather I am old or just a wimp when it comes to this cold but .........H

 

FISHING 2/22/15

 
                 Finally the sun came out and the wind laid down now we can go
catch a fish not that the fish were not there it was cold.   Yes there is always
a few but I live here and I am a wimp, cold.
            Surf has finally laid down and the Blue fish are that much easier to
catch.  Cast a spoon and it will find them for you, Blues love that shine moving
slowly through the water  and if a little more distance is needed put on a
heavier model  or how about some cut baits.  Blues hunt with their nose and
eyes so they are ready when you are.  Anglers need not cast out far these fish
are up close and now with the surf settling it is just that much easier. But
careful they have teeth. not big but enough to make you say bad words.  Whiting
are in that first trough, a piece of shrimp will fill the bucket. Now the Pompano
have been in and out but here that is what we have been waiting for.  Sand fleas
and clams are preferred  and cast to the other side of the blues.   Do not be
afraid to move your baits, after you find them put a bait back where you found the
last Pompano they travel in schools.  Snook it would seem that they might find
the water cool but its all about timing.
           River anglers are all talking about skipping Pompano.   That is a term anglers
use for Pompano jumping behind their boats and telling them where they are.  So
now you know where they are come back and put out the anchor.  Now is the time to
put out the bait, not jigs but bait,  sand fleas and clams and the fish will find them.
Notice I said anchor not drift, anchor.  At the bridges if you are looking for Pompano
you need moving water, in coming or out as long as it is moving, jigs work fine or how
about a sand flea? While  at the bridge pay attention those Sheep head and Drum are
around the pilings, a piece of shrimp will get them. Snook look to the deeper water after
dark, fish the light lines, keep your bait on the bottom, using a slow retrieve and know
your limits.   Nice Trout this past week in the area of Little Mud Creek, that has been the
only area one could fish all week.  River has settled come on down, lots of places to
fish from North to south, finally the cold wind has moved on.
           Off shore still a little sporty, but if it is Sail Fish that start your hart come on
down, 3’to 4’ is their realm and the fish are chewing. The bite starts at about 100’
and goes out from there, pay attention for color lines, the fish are here and hungry,
ballyhoo has been the bait of choice.  Some KIngs north of the inlet, 60’ run a sardine
down, no Cobia but this is starting a new week. Dolphin a plenty starting in 80’
keep in mind 4’............................................HENRY

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