Baffin Bay 1/1416.

 Fish Catching Travel


Buy more baits, KVD is down to his last million!

Sorry I did not post yesterday, but after getting up at 4 and driving down here, then fishing all day, by time we ate I was beat.  And the practical result of that is there are no pictures, yet.  Why?  Because this afternoon, day 2, I dropped the waterproof camera in the bay.  Real smooth.  Now normally this would not be a problem except for two things, it is an Olympus and uses it’s own download cord, which I forgot, and apparently when they say it is waterproof they are making it up.

So the end result is the camera says the card door is open, it isn’t, and since it uses it’s own special card which of course does not fit in any kind of a standard card slot, it will not fit in the laptop.  So not only does it not use a standard cord like the rest of the world it has the card that no one uses.  Whether all our pictures are gone will have to wait until I get home after fishing tomorrow.   It makes me sick to think about it, we had some good ones.

I will actually write a full report tomorrow sometime, but suffice to say we have had a good time.  The average size of the trout is nothing short of awesome.  We have probably boated at least 5 or 6 over 4, and 1 over 6.  The first day it was only 9, 7 trout and 2 reds, but only 1 did not measure, and I mean no problem not measure.  My first one was the biggest of the trips so far.  Today it was around 3o trout,and around 5 right before we quit we did catch 3 that would not measure.  Again, the average size is freakin’ awesome, and who knows. some of those might have measured.   If we had been keeping fish it would have been one of the heaviest 5 fish limits I have ever been a part of.

We are catching most of them about waist deep along the King Ranch shoreline and have found 3 places that have fish.  It is so nice to set the hook and have a real speckled trout on the line.  Head shaken’, mouth open, wallowing good ones.  The fish down here are in such good shape, fat and sassy.  2 baits have been the staple, corky for the Shoedog, and plastics for me.   The water temp is in the 57 – 58 degree range, which probably accounts for why we have caught nothing on topwater.

Tomorrow will be day 3, and we will fish as long as we can based on weather.  So far it has been beyond our wildest hope, cloudy most of the day and almost dead calm.  The wind is supposed to start blowing tomorrow and it will be sunny and warm.  What effect that will have I don’t know. but we will give it the old college try.

Excuse the abbreviated report, but fishing is still the reason for the season, and we are burning the candle at both ends.  If we are lucky I will save the pictures one way or another.   Again I am just sick they may be gone, but as soon as I am home I can really see if they can be saved.  Heck I am already trying to figure out how to get back here before it is over, it is that good.  So thanks for stopping in and a more detailed report with pictures to follow.

Good Luck and Tight Lines.

P.S.  My good buddy Jeffish broke his leg yesterday.  Hope you are feeling better, will holler at you tomorrow.

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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