It can be hard to find the time to be on the water as much as we all want. Sometimes, it seems like the universe is conspiring against you and every good weather weekend is booked up with some obligation other than fishing.
This past weekend Matt and I decided to carve out some time and head out on the water for a dedicated fishing weekend. Unfortunately, Saturday found us stuck at the dock trouble shooting a mechanical issue, so Sunday was the only day to get the lines wet.
While the sun and favorable winds had left us by Sunday morning, the drift appeared to still be holding and we were upbeat it would turn out to be a decent day. We loaded up the gear, ice and bait and took a quick run 5 miles straight out from the inlet on the north side to a spot that’s produced in the past. On this day the Fluke slept in, but the Sea bass were there in droves. They were biting the spearing pretty hard and although Sea bass season doesn’t open for another few weeks, it was still fun reeling them up! (and releasing them...)
Even though the weather, boat or fluke didn’t want to cooperate, just being out on the water can make for an ideal day. Sometimes, you need to let go of your “perfect day” and just enjoy the moment!
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