Monday, October 14, 2013

Foul Weather Flatheads

My plans for the salt were thwarted by the incessant wind.
But it wasn't enough to keep me from getting my fix.  

After a few halfling smallmouths, I set up the Predator MX over a drop off and put out two live bluegills on 8/0 circle hooks; one under a float and one on a carolina rig.  It was nice not dragging a flowtroll since the Engel 19qt aerated livewell/cooler kept the dozen or so flathead confections lively and ready to go.  

As the light dimmed, the action turned on and after several kitties in the mid 20" range, I got what I was after.  My new small game spinning reel got a proper work out on a ~38" James River jelly belly.

Gotta love 10lb braid on a 2500 spinning reel.
It's nice having a productive sweetwater hole when my salt spots are blown out.  
But you know I can't wait to get back.

The togs are calling me.

5 comments:

  1. What no phone call? Just kidding - I hit the salt in the rain and battled out a few fish to cure my fix for a bit. Jonesing for some togs myself Rob - nice write up. Glad you like the new toys - looks like a great river yak for you!

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    1. I figured you had your hands full :)
      Glad you got your fix too.
      And thanks!

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  2. Hola Rob, impresionantes capturas, me gustaría saber tu opinón para pescar en el mar con este modelo de kayak,
    Un saludo desde España

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    1. Gracias. Yo no tomaría este kayak lejos, ya que es el modelo MX. Hace girar fácilmente, por lo que es ideal para los ríos y cerca de la estructura.

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  3. Nice! I am going to give those a try this winter.

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