Post 4th July Update

It has been a busy, windy, and HOT week on the river. West wind has got to slack off. Low water and rough conditions made fishing tough but fish are there.
Tuesday was the best weather day of the summer; calm morning with slight breezes later made for a fun trip with Harry Cosner and his 2 nephews Devan and Dalton. Started out casting at tarpon early in am on our way to first stop. Saw them rolling but could get a taker. We proceeded to several spots finding trout drum and flounder though most undersize but fun. All 3 ended up with a slam with the largest trout of 18 ¼ going to Dalton on what? DOA Baby! Harry couldn’t be pulled off of the gulp and did land quit a few flounder on it. Great kids that know how to fish. Never had to clean up a braid buger; Dalton got his own out but couldn’t keep his rod down! Missed a lot of fish. Love having great kids on my boat. You too Harry. And check out the smallest drum I have ever seen hook up!
Monday was a father son trip with Big John and Little John Little from Dallas Texas. Weather was a bear with 15+ W/NW wind at 6am. Made it to first stop and immediately started catching trout – most in legal range. But Little John was getting a little green so we had to find some lee shoreline. Moved in and found some nice trout, drum and flounder on deep points. Caught these today on live muds and DOA shrimp.
Fishing will only improve as these trout continue to grow and the Big Drum Continue to move in. I did say Continue. We have had several good reports of light tackle hook ups on them and I will get out soaking bait soon.
Drum trips are already booking up so call if you want to go. Mixed bag trips also available through the summer into the fall.
Shop is in full swing with my new stocking of Stick It Poles 8-12 feet and TFO rods and Diawa reels ready to spool with Fins Braid. And of course – the largest/best selection of DOA baits (made in USA) with the knowledge of how to fish too.
The Oriental Rotary Tarpon/Slam event is coming up soon. I will be the weigh master for this event and hope all that have live wells will bring their fish in and release alive. I will also have a booth at the event displaying some of my goods and services including a great supply of Lupton rigs for yearling drum. I hope all will use them or similar whether you buy or make them.
Stay safe and respectful on the water.

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