Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN Charters!
On board today, Baymen Dick Bowman who has been fishing with me regularly for years. Today, Dick brought his favorite light tackle rods – fiberglass. As usual, he did very, very well on the fish with the glass!
At first light, dead-calm conditions and a low tide rising. Lovely sunrise. Not a bird in sight and no top-water action, other than the occasional breaking fish on bait. This has been the pattern for many days now. But the morning bite has been good to great on structure and the rips.
We found fish right away today and Dick hooked up on his first cast of the morning… and his second cast… and his third cast…. I lost count of how many hook-ups but it is safe to say, for the first couple hours Dick hooked into fish on every single drift. He insists that I fish with him and I did cast some LT and also threw a fly on my 8wt for time and hooked a few fish as well! TY!
Later in the morning, we began to move around the bay in search of topwater fish and birds working overhead. It was pretty much non-existent but we did find more fish on shallow water structure. We also marked a handful of fish in 24 fow but did not jig for them. A couple seals in the bay today and one of them looked like he had a lobster in his mouth! LOL… A seal after my own heart. I could live on lobster 7 days a week – no problem.
Our total catch and release today was 30 fish, including a 30″ inch keeper that was very light in color, a “blonde” fish that may get this way if it has been in the bay for a while on the flats. Almost all fish were taken on light tackle rubber crank baits and topwater hard-bodied lures, and a few on the fly. A great morning bite on a gorgeous, flat calm bay!
Wishing everyone a great weekend and great fishing! If you like my Baymen Reports, please feel free to share them.
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 31 Years Guiding The Bay. Still In Love.
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