I haven’t been out in a few weeks due to the weather and hunting so I was ready to FISH today! It was slow fishing but I did managed a limit of specks. I’d get a bite then it would be 30 minutes or more till the next one. But no complaints, was an enjoyable day! Biggest was about 3 pounds. I did see one fella catch one that had to be at least 5 pounds. I also caught one small slot sized puppy drum. I used a variety of artificial baits but the Gulp 3” Shrimp was the mosty effective. Caught one on a candy corn colored paddle tail and one on a silver/black Mirrolure. I launched from the USO ramp and fished mainly in SW creek.
It was a beautiful day, couldn’t resist putting the boat in for some afternoon fishing.
Left the dock a little after noon and set out to fish either side of high tide looking for specs. Right off the bat I found a school of barely slot sized drum, after catching a few of those I decided to move on - Specks is what I wanted.
Put out some x-raps and trolled for a while. Caught a 16” flounder while trolling. Following the rule: “Where there is one flounder there is usually more”, I stopped and through some gulp and caught another flounder. When I was sure there were no more in that spot, off I headed again. After all, its specks that I wanted.
I hit every single high water spot that I’ve caught specks int eh past, no luck. I talked to several other captains and watched several dozen boats - seems no one was catching specks.
Can’t really complain as I have some nice flounder dinners in the box and like they say….......There’s always TOMORROW!
Went out again today. Took my boat but I had no crew so rather than troll I decided to anchor and jig the bottom while keeping a “light line” out for kings.
Caught 2 grouper, 2 kings, 2 Fat Alberts, 1 amber jack and a mess of black sea bass and grunts. Left at 9am and was back on the hill by 2:30. Beautiful day, very little swell or wind and plenty of sunshine!
Man I love this place!