Strange days, indeed. As we weather this unprecedented time in our history, one of the silver linings is having family home and together with not much to do. A side benefit is with factories closed, less transportation, etc, the environment gets a much needed time-out. At least as long as our public landings remain open, it is a nice opportunity to go fishing. My youngest son Ian has been home from UofSC and I offered a day fishing to help break the boredom – he gladly accepted.
It turned out to be a beautiful day, with low winds and moderate tide. I rigged up some small lures as a result of my prior trip with John (see above). In this case I rigged up some 1/8 oz Trout Eye Finesse jigs with Z-Man Slim SwimZ 3″. One in Space Guppy, and one in Pearl (pure white).
As we arrived at our first spot we started making exploratory casts, and it wasn’t but a few minutes before I got a solid thump and landed a 22″ trout. This is a good sign! We drifted a bank trying to locate more fish and had a few quality trout but they were very spread out. So, we ran back to the scene of the crime and tried again.
Ian made a cast and located a pocket where some nice redfish were holding in a small pocket. We landed three over 24″ in short order.
As the tide slowed I made a guess that the fish were moving down the bank so we drifted again and found a few more quality trout.
Around midday, the wind went from completely still to South at 20+. We moved to some other areas and Ian was able to find a couple 19″+ trout despite the very difficult conditions.
I was proud to watch him work his lure slowly and manage his line in order to feel the bite and set the hook. He’s become a very good artificial lure angler.
As usual for us, our fish were carefully handled and released to spawn and catch again. We did keep a few smaller ones for dinner, but only to eat fresh, not frozen.
The best part was spending the day together fishing. The excellent catching made it all the better!