With the storms of the 1st week of May
and Tropical Storm Andrea, dropping some serious
rain on the area.
That means, this summer didn't start out
"dry". The wettest years, mean the best Speckled
Trout years. And that's what I really enjoy
Typically, you will need to be standing on
the dock no later than
imperative we get a early start. Because the
heat and sun of the mid-day is going to make it
pretty hot, and the fishing shuts down anyhow.
This is the only time of year that I say,
"If you can't use a spinning rod, you'll need to
learn fast!" Because, right now casting jigs and
soft plastics will out perform live bait such as
Shrimp in certain circumstances.
My best over-all charters this time of year,
is when we leave early and then we're back
cleaning up the fish by the afternoon. You'll
also want to be back if dark clouds start
building as the heat builds, anyhow.
Trout of course, Redfish, Flounder, and
the summer's usual such as Jacks and Ladyfish,
will take live and artificial baits.
A typical morning, with two skilled
fisherman can include 6-10 Trout, up to 5
pounds, a Redfish or two, maybe a few Flounder,
and all the non-eaters, such as the Jacks and
Ladyfish. Which I just refer to as the "fun
Occasionally, we'll mix in some bottom
fishing in the river or at the inlet. But the
last thing I'm going to do is bottom fish if all
we're doing is "staring at the rod tips". There
has to be a big bite of Redfish going on,
because I like to keep everyone actively
fishing. Not just sitting there, hoping for a
Summer, the deeper we get into it, means
you need to be "very flexible". Because summer,
has it's storms, heat, and shorter windows
of opportunity, for us.
THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE VARIOUS
SEASONS, WHAT CUSTOMERS CATCH, STYLE OF FISHING,
MY BOAT IN ACTION, AND MUCH MORE.