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Fish Catching Travel


Sorry you haven’t heard from me in a few days, but I got to spend some time with my daughter, her husband, and my grandchild Mia.  We met in Dallas, took in a show and the aquarium, and it was great to see them.  It is important to spend time with your family, I know for most of us it is all about the fishing, but there are other things important in this world, and spending precious time with family is one of them.  But, I had forgotten what the terrible 2’s is all about, and while Mia was a hoot, just do not take your eyes off them for a minute.  But back to the important stuff, fishing.

On my last trip to the Gulf with Aaron I managed to break 2 good reds off in a dock.  They just easily over powered the 8lb line, so it is time to take another approach.  Now reds love docks as many of you know.  They get tight to the piers and posts, and if you can slide a bait in there just right, it is often fish on.  So I have decided to spend some time taking an old bass tactic, flippin, to the Gulf.  As long as there is some color to the water, and you are quiet and make long pitches, there is no reason it won’t work like a charm.  And the thought of a 10lb. red on 8 foot of line in extreme hand to hand combat get me excited.  So as I am headed to the Gulf tomorrow, stay tuned for the next chapter in what I should call the best laid plans of mice and men.

For those of you who fish Coleto Creek the fish are obviously beginning to change from a shallow water pattern to deeper grass edges.  I managed a dozen of so last time, and they will hit both a worm and that Strike King Swimmin Jig.  So Wednesday evening Aaron and I are off to give them a go, including a little night fishing, it should be a good time and I will post on that Thursday.

With summer coming on here it is time to do the trailer walk around.  All the lights work?  Plates still current?  Have you checked the tire pressure in trailer and spare lately?  How about the hubs?  Bunks still screwed down?  The last thing any of us needs is to be stuck on the road, in a balmy 105 degrees, with burned up hubs, or a flat tire with a flat spare.  So take a couple of minutes to maintain the trailer, in the end it will save you from wanting to sell the boat and take up bowling.  Plus, not that I know about this one, there is nothing more embarrassing than dropping the boat in the water, pulling out, and having a bunk fall off on the ramp.  Just sayin.

And with summer on the Gulf comes traffic.  Be nice.  As our water gets more and more crowded it is incumbent on all of us to share what seems to be the little space left.  And remember, right before you get mad, there are lots of folks out there who mean well, they just do not have a clue.  What seems to us to be a completely idiotic move, or a breach of those unwritten rules we all know exist, may just be a simple mistake on their part.  Like it or not, we have to share the water, so lets try to be the bigger person and not suffer a stroke.

And I can not close today without ranting about Canada.  I leave in 18 days for a full week of fishing, and I am just plain excited.  To have a chance to scratch one more off my bucket list, the Muskie, is starting to get to me.  As we have decided to tow the boat, so we can take more stuff, the prep time is here.  The list is made, the tackle is bought, and the time to check rods, reels and all that other stuff is here.  I can not wait.

And the big change in format is on the way.  I am staring at the site right now trying to envision a better more organized way.  Since I went to posts, and not pages, I am not happy with the ease of use, so I am working to fix it to make it more user friendly.  So if things seem a little out of joint, you will know the change is in the works.

Again let me thank you all for reading my stuff.  We have gone from 69 visits our first month last August, to over 5,000 a month and growing.  Never in my wildest dreams did I thing that our site would have 100,000 hits in one month, and I am so appreciative.  And after the poll last month, I hear you.  More how to articles are on the way.  Whether it is fresh or salt, bass or trout, we will try to find new ways for you to catch fish.  And we will also be searching for new places.  One thing we will strive to do is let you know about ramps, marinas, and those other things that will help you make that trip, whether it is 1 hour away, or half way across the country.  So keep those comments coming, I read every one of them and take them to heart.

Good Luck and Tight Lines.

About Redfishlaw

I am a retired attorney who just loves to fish. I was a freshwater guide for about 20 years and now have moved to the salt. I am not the greatest fisherman, but I am committed. So if you love fishing, and want to learn what little I have to offer, stop by anytime.
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