|Started nice and sunny. That changed.|
I could see the clouds moving in fast and knew sight fishing would be limited today. But within 10 mins I spotted a red crashing bait, it took 2 casts and fish in the net. CPR'd and moving...
|Clouds made it too dark to sight fish|
I must have got lost in the fish'n because all of a sudden I was surrounded my birds...not sure if I drifted into them or they converged on me. But for the next 2 hours I caught about 2 limits of keeper specks...all 12-15". Not many undersized, and it was cast after cast. They only wanted the SB with flats minnow in purple/chart. I tried jigging on the bottom and swimming in various colors.
|The specks had these falling out of their mouths|
|Just a few of the birds and you can see the specks busting the top (top right in pic)|
At 9:30 they moved on and so did I. Went look'n for reds in the dark. It started really slow, I found a few but spooked them b/c I was sitting on them. Like typical reds, they panic and torpedo my kayak...
It took an hour or so, but the clouds dispersed some and the sun made sight fishing an option. I located a great flat that was almost void of water. It had a canal running through it and I could see reds cruising it, searching for something to eat. No worries I got what ya need...
|What I'm look'n for as a sight fisherman|
Didn't take long to get one in hand. A few others followed. It was turning out to be a great day.
|30" baby bull|
|High and Dry - He was mud wrestling some shrimp...not even sure he was in the water.|
As I was landing this guy. My wife text me, reminding me to check in every once in a while. I sometimes forget to do that...So I get the phone out and send the "I'm living them dream, thx for being awesome" reply. I hear a sound behind be...think'n it's a red I turn to take it's pic b/c that seems cool, right?! SURPRISE...he didn't stop there. He kept getting closer and closer. Not sure if he wanted a ride or the red.
|Glad it wasn't a gator|
|Another baby bull|
|He was just hang'n out on the bottom, not moving...dorsal fin was high and dry.|
|Poor man's power pole. Just dig in and hold on. Warning - blisters usually accompany multiple uses.|
Stumbled upon another big red crashing bait. I took my time and put the spoon way ahead of it and waited until it got about 2 ft from it. I lifted it up and started swimming it...BAM...I guess I didn't see this little guy and he got there first. The big red swam around my kayak a few times as I was releasing his little brother. Not sure if he was waiting on him or mocking me. Good times!!