Another week has come and gone, the weather has been off and on, but the fishing has been fun. On November 10th, I attended another great TKAA meeting, learned about eeling for monster stripers and had a great Marine Corps birthday meal, consisting of copious amounts of hot wings. Before I went to the meeting I loaded up the yak, not really expecting to be able to fish due to high winds. After dinner, I found Rudee inlet nice and flat. The trout fishing was fun, with a bunch of short fish with a few flounder tossed in. I was fishing some structure, kind of lost in the surroundings and serenity when I felt a subtle hit. I set the hook and thought it was just another small speck until it took some line form the spool. At that time, I figured that it was a red or small rockfish until I saw it. It was a gator speck. At that point, while I was distracted by the thought of my newest citation he took me into the pylons and busted me off. It was still a great night on the water and I will be back to meet him soon!
|At the Ramp|
With the Crappie not cooperating, I felt the need to rip some lips on the microlite. I met Mark Lozier and our friend Chuck at Rudee. The first hour was slow but it picked up and stayed up after that. I was able to pick up some small specks on the rig below.
|1/16 oz jighead with a 2″ Crappie Assassin|
Mark picked up a nice keeper speck before he left. I had switched back over to a Marsh Works Squilla after a few fish on the microlite. After catching to many to count I thought I would go back to the microlite and the long rod. I cast my fly rod every now and again, but I am not as proficient as I used to be. Luckily I was not fishing a freestone river, but a speckled trout infested inlet so my mistakes were masked. I caught over 10 fish on a purple and white clouser I got from my friend Kyle Sawyer, while getting a rhythm established. I still need practice though. I swiched back to the microlite to finish the night. I had a fish that was ripping 2lb test of the spool. I got it within 10′ but the hook was spit. It could have been worse!
Until next time, tight lines and screamin’ drags!