July – Had a great trip to the marsh on July 4th, dodging storms and catching specks and reds. Followed that up with a trip with my cousin and his father in law for some offshore specks where we landed some solid fish. At the end of the month Amanda and I played tourist in St. Francisville, I then made a trip back south for some oversize redfish.
August – Fished the marsh early in the month and landed a cajun slam on the fly. Then I finally made it back on the river in a kayak with Kevin Andry where I landed a really nice spotted bass. The end of August brought Hurricane Isaac and and extremely large amount of rainfall.
September – Got on the water, with a friend that built his own skiff, post-Isaac to see what was what and we found out the reds were hungry, and the bulls were on the move. The neighborhood pond was still fishing pretty well too, but the real focus of September was on Blake and I’s trip to Colorado. Fished Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding areas for greenback cutties and brown trout, it was an amazing experience.
October – Still in awe from Colorado I started October off with a short wade trip. At the end of the month were two planned trips to the marsh. One was with a bunch of friends from Alabama, the other a tournament. The trip with the Bama guys went well, not as many fish as hoped, but still more than when they came down last year. The tournament was even better as I had the best day I’ve ever had kayak fishing and landed myself atop the leaderboard of the cajun slam category.
November – Had a few awesome trips to the marsh in November. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, but I did take a lot of video. I can’t remember a time when the redfishing was better than this past November. Amanda and I also took a trip to Georgia for Thanksgiving, had a great time with the family, but didn’t do a whole lot of fishing.
December – Early December brought a continuation of marsh fishing success. Unfortunately as the month progressed good weather windows became shorter and more limited. I spent that limited time fishing in the neighborhood. I was able to accomplish a goal I had set out for myself at the beginning of the year, 12 different species on the fly in 12 months.