Sunday May 18th

This past week brought us some challenging conditions to work with. Not perfect storm type conditions, but enough onshore winds to roughen up the ocean just enough so that most boats could not fish in comfort or with high hopes of success. Combined with the extreme tides due to tonight’s full moon, the inshore areas have been very difficult to fish with any hope of success as well. So much water moving in and out really shuts the bite down, and unless you can get a few miles off the beach where the tide flow isn’t as pronounced, fisherman tend to get screwed. We were very fortunate to be able to fish a inshore spot that doesn’t have any tide flow horizontally, but just vertical water movement. We were also fortunate to have an ebb tide in the mornings that enabled us to fish an area where we could be productive. We caught large numbers of sizeable Black Drum up to 10lbs and some beautiful Redfish that nearly all exceeded 30 inches. All of the fishing was done on very lite spin tackle with 8lb test line  and the reward was  very gratifying.  When nature throws Lemons in your direction, catch em and squeeze, and then enjoy the lemonade. Winds back off this weekend and by mid-week, the moons pull on the tides start to resemble some normalcy. The Shrimp boats should be back to work and holding lots of large Sharks in their wake. Hopefully some Spanish Mackerel will be entering our area and provide us with some fun casting action. Gonna take it easy for the next few days and keep my fingers crossed. Enjoy the weekend and remember to take a Kid fishing.

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