I haven't been able to get on the water with Kayak Kevin since last November so I hit him up and the plan was to team up on the fall red drum madness. If you haven't seen what he's been up to, click here. It's ridiculous. Disgusting even. His moniker, "Drum Jesus", is more than fitting.
The time comes to get together and of course mother nature spews chunks all over our party. So there we were... the only two kayak anglers in the area who have achieved "saltwater expert angler" hoping to chase monster drum...
Opting for the tiniest rods in our possession, we put on bottom rigs with fish bites and blood worms. Our thoughts switched from fighting big game fish to grocery fishing for tasty morsels. Unfortunately we got the attention of a wide array of itty bitties but no spot. Plus, the current was on turbo mode in the creek we were in.
At least I got some fun photos and hung out with one of my mentors.
|Black Sea Bass 2nd dorsal fin|
|Stabby little Pinfish|
|Sea Robin dorsal fin|
|Sea Robin 2nd dorsal|
Included in the mix was a baby tautog that ate bloodworm and a 15" croaker which came home along with nine 8"-9" pigfish (aka grunt). It was my first time trying pigfish, especially since I never catch them over 5"-6". They are very similar to spot and quite delicious.