Friday, December 26, 2014

Bananas, Fish Heads, and Bent Jigs

I finally got around to editing the footage from last winter's mothership trip (link).  There aren't many fish in the video, but it should still be entertaining.  Bad juju, bad knots, bad sharks, sometimes that's just the way it goes...

Evil Bastards

Hope you all had a great holiday season.
May the new year bring many more adventures on the water for us all.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Long Drift

3:15 AM, I-64 East
5:40 AM, I look up at the dark sky,
say thank you for the opportunity
and take my first paddle strokes out of Kiptopeke.

Jack Daughtry, Matt James, Ragulsky, and Tex met me shortly after sunrise to catch the incoming tide.  We put out two eels each and drifted 
and drifted...

and drifted...

After joining the fleet of other striper hunters, I was hoping to scope nets scooping big fish.  
Unfortunately, the only entertainment for the day turned out to be a couple of boaters threatening to beat each other up over the radio.

In slick calm conditions we drifted to Old Plantation Light then all the way back to Kiptopeke.
We marked a lot of bait, had pelicans diving around us nearly all day, then got rained on.