Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I hate that I'm going to miss the storm.....

......geeze, for a long time I had this business trip to Costa Rica scheduled....and stopping into Silver King Lodge for a tarpon fix, it was not my intention to abandon the coast in the face of this approaching storm, but it is very convenient.  I'll be back for the clean up which hopefully will be minimal and everyone will make it through with little impacts.

The few days we have had between the last unnamed storm (last week) and the oncoming of Joaquin, the guides who have made it out have had really good fishing.   Despite all the rain, it has been a fairly dry/salty year in the rivers, although that salt has been diluted, it hasn't flushed the system empty of bait or of fish.   Things are going to keep moving around, but it's going to be really, really good when you land on them.  

All this east wind and high water should make for a good drum spawn and yes, there are still catchable numbers of big ones.   The water temps are still well into the 70's and there are a lot of them still around.

Fishing on the coast, the water is looking a little like home, sweet tea and full of fish.   Capt. Chris Kimrey has been catching plenty of spanish and blues on those color changes with the albies just a little ways off the beach and the kings just offshore of them.

Hoping for a quick glancing blow and get things back to normal, good fall fishing.

While I'm gone, Capt. Mitchell Blake will be manning the phone at 252-671-3474 and booking trips for him or for Capt. Ken Kramer who is going to be running my Parker as soon as we get it splashed next week.    Between Greg, Jennings and Joe, we can get out on the water and it very well may be worth going.  Half days starting at $450 and most of these guys don't wear a watch.