It was a late start at 9am and getting hot quickly. No real breeze that I noticed. I was starting to wonder why I didn't just wait until Saturday morning and get out early. The past few trips I have thrown a frog but knew that wasn't going to work. Actually, tackle choices were simple, it was 85F and under blue skies. Gonna be flipping shaded side of cypress all day.
It didn't start out great. First few hits I completely goofed on. I felt the strike but hesitated...feeling again to be sure it wasn't a cypress knee. Sure enough I got the "give me that back" tug and then blew the hook set. It was about 2 hours later and half a pound lighter (dehydration) when I finally got to unhook a fish....RELIEF!! Not much to look at but it's success!!
|It's small but it's a catch|
I started getting a few more thumps but could never get the hook inserted properly. It was like they were too lazy to fully commit to eating. I guess the 101F temp day was slowing them down too. So I got to my mid way point a cool 4 miles away from where I started and was wishing for a thunderstorm or maybe a hail storm. Nothing dangerous just golf ball size hail to lay on in my kayak.
|The half way point|
|I think the fish were sweating.|
Pulled it out last minute=win!The last fish on the last cast of the day wasn't the biggest ever but it reminds me to keep giving it your all. Stay positive and positive things will happen. Keep at it until you get your prize.