Who doesn’t love that video/song? Kind of fitting today, we got rained on a bit, but somehow managed to dodge the heavy stuff. I think I have the same reaction that little girl has when she sees all the other bees every time I see a redfish; pure joy.
Today was a bit of a challenge, but a lot of fun, and very rewarding. Hit a new spot for Blake and his dad, but I’ve fished it before with success. The tide was up, and the skies were overcast for the majority of the day. Sightfishing was tough, but I made the most of it and caught redfish, sheepshead, and black drum on the fly, the cajun fly slam. The fly was an experiment, much like last week. I used an intruder style fly that Blake tied up. Something like you would see swung for steelhead in the Pacific NW, but the colors on this fly were drab and I was tossing it in the marshes of South Louisiana. It worked pretty well when I was able to react in time and lay out an accurate cast though I did pull it away from a few fish. Any fly that catches multiple sheepshead is a winner in my book and I hooked a handful today, landing two.
Still digging the 2 second camera mode on the GoPro, what a great way to capture a catch:
A Redfish sequence
Intruder fly hook placement