Joined: Jan. 2005
||Posted: Feb. 24 2008,07:40
Was a good day for a paddle, not a good day of fishing.
Launched early saw RDS/bugdoc in the parking lot, but lost him in the bay crossing.
Took a different path than all others, had some inside creeks to myself for the 1st half of the trip out, Got into some small Snook early that were eager to play smack the top-water trebble hooks.
Met up with critterdog on the beach landing.
Great lunch on Idian Key, thanks to the Capt'ns supporting staff Ms. Vickie and the Chowder ladies.
No Disco's or Dorados.
I had the pleasure of meeting Terry & Linzy, met a few new faces from the other side as the PF gang was represented well. Somehow missed meeting JonS, and was told Heywood got sidetracked, while yaknitup had another gig. Also met fishhunter1 an independant yak fisher in a blue Drifter, and a couple yak fly fisher-persons.
There were 3 yaks out ther rigged with trolling motors, but they kind of stayed in an area of their own.
After lunch decided to paddle against the wind and current to the outside, convinced by RDS/bugdoc that the Trout were out there and I could pick up the 2nd third of a slam. RDS got a trout by accident while trolling for lday fish on the way out to the area.
Shortly after 1 we decided that with only about 2 hours of tidal flow in out favor to head back, plugged shorelines and bumped the bottom with jigs to no avail, mad it back to the bay just before the tide change. That current rips through IKP I was making 6mph on the gps for a few, at one point I saw a porpise just sitting behind a channel marker waiting for the current to bring him a meal.
Had a good time again, Thanks Capt. Charles Wright for putting it together.
SW, Live to Fish, Have Tackle will travel ... >,)))~> ~~~~