A coastwise sailors dream I’d imagine; easterlies just shy of 20kts allowing a beam-reach strait down the beaches. Bit saucy too with a well-spread ground swell to 11 feet and a wind chop; was a lively sea. Dropped blocks at a distant site and began fishing.
Derned if cbass didn’t seem fussy. But then, maybe not. Lots of Hennessy and, ah, “medicinals” in the parking lot before we left. I’ve seen it a thousand times – slowed reactions mean fewer fish. Period.
HotRod up on the bow—she was having no trouble; caught several keeper doubles and ended the day close to a limit.
Fellow in the 25 spot whacked em pretty good too. He’d obviously had years of practice.
My mates had a chance to fish a little today too. Brian caught several keeper doubles on the jig & Vic added a cutlass fish to the boat cooler and a bunch of cbass.
A lot of folks call these looooong skinny rascals ‘ribbon fish’. They are not. Cutlass fish are so named because they appear as shiny as polished stainless steel in the shape of a sword.. Ribbon fish have a bright red ‘ribbon’ at their tail with all fins red while the body is silver.
Cutlass Fish are quite tasty and make good bait for a variety of species.
Capt Monty Hawkins