Daily Archives: July 9, 2012

Another corny title, with a touch of alliteration, but Saturday truly was spectacular. Got the invite from cousin Toby to join he and his father in law for some offshore speck fishing. Early on thunderstorms threatened to ruin our day, but we were able to fish around them and pick up a few fish here and there. By the afternoon the storms cleared out and we were able to get to where we wanted to go and we soon began to catch fish with some frequency. We ended the day with around 75 specks, caught between 4 of us, with the biggest coming in around 3 lbs and the average being about 1.5 lbs. We didn’t have to measure a single fish, none were “Cocodrie trout” as Toby’s FIL called them. All our fish were caught on artificials, majority coming on shad rigs. Not being speck fishermen, Toby caught his first and largest of his life and I caught some of the biggest I’ve ever caught, definitely rivaling those I caught in the Chandeleurs a few years back. It was a great time, a good change of pace to hit somewhere new learning some new techniques. My freezer is now fully stocked with fish after Wednesday and Saturday’s trips.