As we pulled out the slip at Island Marina, I mentioned to Mr. Aaron that we may find a bite early, and then have a long lull until noon or after. Well, unfortunately the prediction became a reality. There were many factors (temperature, moon, tide, wind) that were just not favorable to keep the fish active throughout the morning. Aaron caught 3 slot reds by 9 then it went dead. We moved from spot to spot, and even tried a location that has produced every time I have fished it since October. Nada. Finally around 1 pm, the tide switched and we landed a slot, and a couple undersized fish. After Aaron called last cast, he connected with a great redfish. Half way to the boat, the hook was spit. Determined to get one more solid fish, one last cast was made and Aaron patiently worked the bait back through the same area. After what seemed like an eternity, the cork ever so slowly sank below the surface and bam! Fish on! Biggest redfish of the day. Perfect way to end a trip. It was a pleasure watching another great angler catch their first redfish.
Captain Dracos Morvant Jr.