My family is having a heavy week. My Mother In Law has been in the ICU for 13 days so if you pray, please include us in your prayers. It was good to get out this morning, not knowing how it would fish on the full moon and front that had just passed. Of course we were looking for our three favorite fall species, stripers, blues, and albies. Well, we stayed out there for about 6 hours and didn't see any large predatory fish, but tons of fun fly rod sized ones.
This morning we got the boat wet before six and when we turned the Hook we had tons of birds on small bluefish and hickory shad on bait. Rich landed a nice blue to start things off and then we went on patrol. We marked a few deep fish but couldn't get a swipe or a bite. We started on the outgoing, wandered around through slack, and then caught a bunch as the tide turned.
Throughout the morning we talked about new reels, and rods, and line....and flies....and he said he spent some time on the Orvis website....which he knew I would like.......so I gave him the Helios to throw which I knew that he would like.
We also talked about how one would handle having both a fly rod and a spinning rod in the truck on any given morning......what to bring? Because everyone knows you never come back once you leave the sand or rocks.