The last few weeks have been extremely busy and hectic, but I would not have it any other way.
First, we took a group of Marines out to Rudee on the 23rd for a HoW event. The bite in the morning was warm for some nice Bluefish up to eighteen inches, but as we got the guys on the water the bite had died. There were only a few blues caught, with a schoolie thrown in for good measure. Unfortunate the Corporal I had the pleasure of fishing with was not able to get on any fish, despite my best efforts. I had felt like I was a failure, because even though I am not the greatest fisherman, I know that I am not anywhere near being bad either. I turn around and wouldn’t you know it, he was eating a Banana.for those of you unfamiliar with the Banana myth, check out my friend Kris Lally’s blog on the topic. The skunk followed us around the whole day. I was feeling a bit down that I could not put him on any fish, but then I was reminded that it is much more than fishing for these guys. We are giving them something back that they would not have had if they didn’t come out with us. That made things a lot easier to swallow.
|The Devil Dogs and their fishes|
|My largest blue of the year|
The following day, Lozier and I went out to do some scouting and test out a new tool to the skinny water arsenal. Mark wanted to test the super stick push pole and had a blast re-learning a go to spot! I enjoyed using this and I hope to have one soon. I really could have used one last weekend! Here is his review. We then moved to Rudee for some blues, but we had no luck, catching only a wicked sunburn!
|Kyle Sawyer and Rob at slack tide|
|Click on the picture for Rob’s Blog|