Had a big crew back with us staying at the Reel Inn this afternoon that fished. We departed the lodge at 1:15 and headed out sort of blind, since we haven't fished in the afternoon. I decided to check some reefs I haven't fished yet, and scratched on the first three stops. Our fourth stop had us picking at some small fish and iced down three keepers. Things were looking grim and not sure what was going to happen. The tide wasn't moving yet, so I had high hopes of the fish turning on once the tide started moving coming in. Our next stop was to another reef. I started drifting from South to North with the wind pushing us throwing the Matrix Shrimp Creole "Shrimp" under a cork. After hooking our first fish the Power Pole was deployed. It was game on afterwards!!! The tide started to move and the bite got hot and heavy. Every cast action under the corks in 3 ft of water. No throw back small fish, as all of the fish were 14-18 inches. It was insane and non stop. If you weren't catching a fish you were missing a fish!! Our count went from 3-51 fish before the bite shut down. We drifted two flocks of birds catching all dinks, then focused mainly on reefs. Our last stop had us finishing it off with a steady bite of 13-16 inch fish all under corks. Incredible time with my two man crew. Thanks Capt T for setting up the trip, and great team work between our five guides on the water.
Capt. Marty LaCoste