Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wow, did I deserve these guys?

Paul, Dave, Ron, Bob and Errol
Cloudy and warm, water temperature 86* and clear
Today I caught 225 baits then picked the guys up at the marina. We had a little difficulty getting started today, a couple of the guys wanted to do things there way and things did not go so well. After making a couple of moves most of them caught on and we continued to catch fish. This crew has been going out with me for at least 6 to 8 years now but usually in the cooler months. I wanted them to go when we took hits and today we did. We went through 200 by 9 so I went and caught 200 more and went back out and burnt about half of them up. It was getting late in the morning when I decided to make one final move. We set the baits out and I hit a "spot" that sometimes holds nice fish. When the boat got directly over it every rod bent over and drags were screaming. Everyone grabbed a rod and the game was on! After boating 5 or 6 of the best fish of the day Ron was still reeling one in on the bow of the boat. I jumped over two of the guys and went to him with the net. His rod was doubled over and going to the back of the boat. Well I had my trolling motor still on and come to find out he was hung up all the time in a brush pile. What a bummer. We all had fun with  him for a while but we had fun with everyone today. Today was a calamity of errors. From getting lines wrapped up in the trolling motor to have half the rods out of commission due to screw ups. This group of guys always has fun together and by the end of the morning we had a nice stringer of fish. They may even come back out again for the down line bite. Next time they go out I may have to take some Valium!

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