Yesterday was another beautiful day on the water with friends and long time clients Tim and Mike. We went off the beach a couple miles to shark fish since the tide was low and the day before we were into the sharks pretty good. Waiting for the tide to start is like watching water boil so the bite was slow but finally had a good bite…which turned out to be a 5′ spotted eagle ray. I had caught rays before but never an eagle ray. They are beautiful elegant animals. After the 40 minute ray battle the tide was right to fish the backcountry. We loaded up on bait and headed to the backcountry. Tide was coming in nice but I knew it was going to get high which can make the fishing tough but…turned out the fish were so hungry it didn’t matter. every spot we fished we caught fish. Snook, gag and goliath grouper, jacks, snapper and more. Near the end of the day we travelled deep into the backcountry, looking for shallow bays, redfish and trying to get away from the high water. The first spot we hit we caught 6 reds, all nice fish averaging six pounds. The next spot we caught snook, redfish, goliath and gag grouper and snapper. Tim and Mike are excellent caster which helped make a great day on the water. Sometimes it seems so easy.
I still have some openings over Thanksgiving and Christmas so give me a call.