Well, it has been an amazing few days! On Thursday, I got invited to join the Team Malibu Pro Staff. It had been a dream of mine for years to be a part of a pro staff. I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I was wrong. I was fishing with Mark Lozier at the HRBT for early season Rockfish. I will say that if you are looking for a guided trip in Hampton Roads, Mark and Cory are class acts! Anyways, I picked up a 18″ Rockfish and a small Grey Trout at the end of the incoming. It was slow! We did see Rob Choi, and a few other members of TKAA and Pirates of Lynnhaven. Rob is a great guy and boy he can fish. He had a huge following on the water, teaching some newbees the ropes of Striper fishing the light line.. Mark and I let them be About 1230, we decide to hit the road. On our paddle in, I see some fish breaking the surface. I make the perfect cast with a 4″ Marsh Works Bayou Thumper. Bam… Fish on! Mark and I worked the school for about 45 minutes picking off fish after fish. We leave the school, still feeding to head back in. We meet up with Derek and Mike from TKAA. Whaile Derek was finishing up, I am siting back, waiting. I see a fish chillin’ behind a pylon and make a cast with a Killa Squilla and hook up!
We make it back at around 2am. I make it to sleep at 3-ish, to be at work at 7:30 am. It was a great, long day!
|Seth’s Multi Spot!|
|Love those colors!|
I launch, and have a nice calm paddle to my spot. I fish some of my favorite spots, but have no luck. Once I make it to the spot, I hook up in no time! Fish is on and snap! I fight through the anguish, and a dozen oyster toads to my next fish. I hook up again, and snap! Now I am frustrated and borderline angry. I didn’t paddle to what seems like the end of the earth for this. I fight through and am rewarded with tiny Black Sea Bass stealing all my fiddlers. Somethings got to give. At this point, I move to the locations I caught my summer togs and Bam… Tog on!