Wednesday, August 19, 2009

delusional and dehydrated. Sight casting big drum. The shrimp.

Wow, those tarpon can be frustrating. Derek Jordan said that I was delusional and dehydrated after 12 hours of frustration on Saturday, but it all worked out. We managed to beat down a double header tarpon, congrats to Derek and Daniel.

We also had some very, very cool sight casting for the big drum. This is one of my favorite things to do. There is nothing like seeing 10-15 giant drum eating crabs up on the surface. They readily ate our bucktails through the weekend.

....but then all that and the tarpon dried up and left me very frustrated the last few days. Thank goodness the big drum are being consistent, especially the late afternoon bite.

The shrimp are starting to fill up the ditches and creeks around Oriental, so I imagine that we'll be shifting gears towards the light tackle beating the banks. It should be very, very good......and a welcome change from those aggrivating silver....