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Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by GatorTAG, Jun 13, 2016.
That sounds like the spot I caught the red this past weekend.
My brother used to fish around Canaveral. For us out of staters, can you guys be more specific about where this honey hole is?
Those are cute Crap, TAG beat me to it.
Dang Ancient. Why the dislike?
Tag's video is in North Jacksonville Intercoastal cut. The bridge in the distance connects Little Talbot Island to Amelia Island. The ocean & white sandy beaches are right around that water-corner. There's a green-marsh island ahead and to the right of Tag's boat = Bird Island. It's protected now so you can't set foot upon it. My father-in-law George Ogilvie said when he was a kid, our WWII fighter planes used Bird island for target practice. Back then they had to aim their guns by aiming their plane. So he said all of a sudden tremendous noise as a fighter-in-training came diving 20-30 feet over his house firing at the Island -- all kinds of vintage WWII shells on the Island that he used to hunt. But now it's protected marsh.
He gives dislikes like candy, usually for nothing. That's why he's never exactly been one of our more revered members.
I understand it when I offend the pumpers by bashing our coaches. But who the heck gets upset about a fish story?
It's the experience and challenge Jay. It's the peace and quiet of standing alone in a stream. No cell service. And nobody else around. These trout are smart. Real smart. They will not hit anything in the water that is not supposed to be there. There are whole websites devoted to North Carolina entomology, specifically what is hatching on this exact day or week. A green back copper john fly is usually a big hit in early November, but last year.... they wouldnt touch it. It had to be a green back red john. vs These fish freaking know that if that is a bug that is only there in April.... then it's fake and they aint touching it. You have to bring an arsenal of flies with you and be able to switch them off your line, standing in 2 feet of water, dealing with line that is about as thick as a pubic hair, and without dropping your beer. Traditional fishing knots dont work on line that thin. And you are handling extreme light weight equipment... so a 1lb or 2lb trout feels like a damn sailfish on the end. Anyway, it's a trip that I love to take every year.
You just sold me. When we going?
Nice post Brad. Do you ever do any saltwater fly casting? It never ceases to amaze me when a 100# plus Tarpon refuses everything in the tackle box but then devours a tiny fly.
Actually, No I havent. But I would absolutely LOVE too. I've watched some pretty neat youtube videos. You have to be an excellent caster though, which I am not. In North Carolina narrow streams with low tree overhang, it's more of a flip up stream and let the flies float with the current. I've casted saltwater gear at some fly shops, and it is 100x easier because of the length of poles and the line and bait actually have some weight.
Water quality is still bad in the Lagoon but some breeders are still showing up.
Who doesn't love fishing. Did a lot of flats and bay kayak fishing a few years ago. Summer beach tarpon from the kayak. And an occasional offshore trip. Started learning fresh water last year. Here's one from Father's Day at a small ranch pond.
I used to have a boat. But I just didn't use it enough to justify it so I sold it and got kayaks about a year and half ago. While I don't have the range I had with a boat I actually use the kayaks more. It's so easy to throw them in the back of the truck and go. My wife doesn't enjoy my hobbies (or fishing) but she likes going out in the kayak. We will load them up on a Saturday evening and go exploring some creek or body of water. We anchor off in a shady spot, break out some wine and cheese and talk for hours. It's turned out to be one of the few things go we can enjoy together.
One time I had to bail a guide out. We were fishing over a redfish honey hole just inside a pass (we being my buddy and I). I was at the stern of the boat dropping a line as a real nice rig rolled up to our rear about 75 yards, was a private boat about 21ft in length. Dude had 2 passengers on, father and son. He reverses the boat just a bit, then drops the trolling motor in the water and maneuvers over the other end of the hole we were on. Then goes back to the console and trims up the engine. Im casually watching as I wait for a hit. As the foot comes out of the water I notice nothing more than a stainless shaft where his prop should be. He trims the motor all the way up and then proceeds to go back to the bow and work the trolling motor while the other 2 start dropping lines. I kinda chuckle and tell me buddy to take a look. He looks over and is like "what the ****?!?!" I recommended we motor over and let him know about his misfortune. Pull lines and head towards him, get about 30 yards and I yell over and say "Hey bro, your engines missing the propeller." He looks at me like im crazy, then looks at the engine, then you can see all the life blood run out of his face lol. I honestly felt bad for the guy, he was real embarrassed. Long story short, apparently he did some maintenance on the foot the day prior and when replacing the prop and nut, forgot to put the cotter pin back in. It was fine while in fwd because the prop was spinning against the threads, but once he reversed after arriving at the hole, the thing spun itself right off We ended up throwing him a line and towing him back to the marina dock about 3 miles away. That was 3 years ago; I haven't seen that guy on the water since...
Go to austinkayak.com to windowshop for Kayaks. (hey, I just-now stumbled onto a better apply of the concept of window-shopping -- via computer window.) Check out the Hobie Mirage Drive. Their pedal drive vs kayak paddling will show you speed and power (said in other words less effort for more speed.) Can even get the sail mast model. So you can skim across fast or you can enjoy the skill of sailing ... or manipulate the sail with your hands while peddling with feet. This Hobie Mirage is dressed like a fisherman's tuxedo. Watching a video analysis of it will dazzle you with its total solution fishing customization. Easy boys, ya don't want to go overboard where kayaks are concerned. I love fishing because looking at that line plunged below that darkwater surface gives me the feeling that I'm on a treasure hunt - full mystery of what I might successfully find.
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