So as I tended the crab rods, I pitched out a rod with one of the dead shrimp, I had. Three rods went to dead shrimp instead of crab, because they were eating it up. All the while we were smack in the middle of,. Mullet coming around the jetty were being smashed by literally thousands of Jacks. We had Jacks running down the side of the boat. Mullet were flying through the air. There was Sharks, no doubt big Spinner's too. I decided to take a rod and tie on my favorite top water Trout lure.
A Luhr Jensen "Jerkin Sam" that's about 4" long, and looks exactly like a mullet jumping accross the surface of the water. I handed the rod to Dad, Craig, and he jumped on my front bow deck and made long bombing casts towards the packs of water wolves killing the mullet schools. After a cast or two Craig had a pack of 20 pound Jacks following the lure. I told him, "People go all the way to Brazil, to cast top water lures at those Peacock Bass with that lure.
And you have fish 10 times better here by the thousands! Absolute smoking run, burning and churning that small low pro reel. Then, the fish came loose Next up, was another smoking run. Busted 30 pound super braid line. So I broke out a Rapala jointed lure I have never even caught a fish on previously. Upped the mono leader to 30 pound. A few casts and Craig was hooked up again on the bow deck. This time there was no stopping this fish I'm thinking big, big shark and before ya know it, Craig's yelling "it's not stopping, I'm getting spooled!!!!
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Okay, one Rapala lure left. A few casts and he's hooked up again. And to my disbelief the small Citica reel scores again on a bigger fish then it was ever made for. A good 10 plus pounder at least. All the while this was going on Craig's wife was on a nice Redbass at the same time. The next cast was another freight train attack that ate the lure right off.
Ands now I'm out of lures. So we're back to all dead shrimp on the bottom, when Craig casts off the side of the boat versus the stern. Rod doubles, his eldest son is on it. He fights it, tiers. Then, mom comes and takes over. And it turns out to be a 26 pound Redbass, again on the light Citica reel and Ugly Stik Tiger lite rod.
Man, I'm seriously impressed with my tackle choices. Breaking the record catch size of Doug Wurster a few weeks ago with a 24 pound Redbass on the same light weight rod and reel.
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The incoming tide started to slow and we had a few bites here and there. Totally, freaked out about their day. That was only half of it for the Fuqua Family.
We went back to the dock, I cleaned up all their fish and they hit Singleton's Seafood Shack with my reccomendation with a big bag of fresh fillets. A great way to end a perfect day for folks staying in a hotel room. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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