Some remnants of yesterday’s heave to contend with; the forecast “West at 10” (a favorite!) proved correct. Ocean grew calmer and calmer all day.
Began the day with micro-mahi. Even threw some back; derned unusual that. Moved on to sea bass and found the bite oddly fussy. Some schools suffered lock-jaw, others bit as though it was late November.
Thankfully we found enough of the later that John Gomeringer was boxed-out on cbass by 10:45. Fellow two spots down never caught his first keeper til 11!
Fishing can be like that.
Yes it can.
Had a lone triggerfish, one fellow near limited on small mahi, a few keeper flounder, some limits and keeper doubles of sea bass with at least several dinners each around the rail – even today’s late bloomer worked into double digits.
Preston Bowers Sr pocketed today’s pool money with a decent fluke.
Tomorrow we have a lay-day for weather. Unplug the alarm clock, phone under a couch cushion, coffee on the deck – it’ll be the life, at least through breakfast.
Rather not lose a Saturday and sure hope wind’s not severe enough to disrupt our inshore miracle mahi bite; could use a short rest though. Perhaps begin work after a sea bass omelet. Work the rest of the day I’m sure. Reef foundation & uncle sam’s business demands never end – ever.