Out here in North Carolina for work this week. Found some time this afternoon to sneak away with the client and do some fishing. Wind was brutal ( it was worse yesterday though), which led me to use his ultralight gear. Fishing was S-L-O-W, but I did manage to land one nice bass.
Although that was the only fish caught on the day, it wasn’t the only great catch. Check out this biscuit from Miss Helen’s Quik Stop, aka, Biscuits N’ Porn, palm sized and covered with cheese. It was delicious.
Went scouting today with Blake in preparation for Paddlepalooza next weekend. I wanted to find some trout and possibly some flounder and that goal was accomplished. I caught 5-6 trout, while Blake caught 3-4 flounder. Reds were caught too, I think Blake limited out. Water was high in the marsh, but the clarity wasn’t too bad. Sight fishing was pretty much a disaster with the high water. I did manage to find one shallow flat that was loaded with sheepshead and scattered with reds and black drum. I got a few of the sheepshead to eat the fly I was throwing but they came off before I could land them.
Looking forward to next weekend. With over 180 people already registered, the guys at Bayou Coast are estimating around 200 kayak fishermen competing in Paddlepalooza. This blows my mind, kayak fishing is blowing up down here.