I hit the water around 4 pm. Other kayakers were calling
it quits. I was excited to just be beginning. I was anxious to try my luck with
top water plugs right at sunset.
Within minutes I hooked a nice flounder. He
bit on a pearl and chartreuse Category 5 Shrimp minnow.
A few minutes later I found a school of
hungry trout. They were all barely legal. After landing a few I decided to move
on in search of bigger prey. They too, bit on the Shrimp Minnow.
I spent some time searching for flounder. I
was not successful. I saw some reds, however my Kayakwar’s team had
already reached our monthly quota of redfish so I left them alone
and continued my search. (I did accidentally catch a few undersized reds.)
I gave up on the flounder and moved out over
some deeper reefs. I switched to a Badonka-Donk top water lure. I wasn’t having
much luck at first.
I noticed some birds working. I quickly made
my way to the birds and the action stopped before I got there. Then I saw more
birds working about a 1/2 mile away. I pedaled in that direction and just as I
reached the area the birds stopped again. I got a few hits, but then the fish
disappeared. Finally, I saw a birds working just a few yards away. I got there
and the action was on. Most casts resulted in hits and some resulted in fish.
Everything was going great until an air boat
shot right through my school of fish. It was so loud that it was all I could
hear for the next 20 minutes. This kind of put an end to my fishing. The
fish scattered and I could not hear where they were popping the surface as the
I called it a night and pedaled back to my
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