Light Winds and a Great Tide Produce Big Fish 3/5/12
On Monday I had a very exciting trip with a new client named Russ, who was a very experienced angler. This was a rare fishing trip because Russ was very capable of doing everything himself, which gave me the opportunity to fish with him. This made the trip very enjoyable for me because it’s not often that I get to fun fish on a charter. Russ has fished all over the gulf coast but this was his first experience in Pensacola. Being from Texas, he was not use to the deepwater fishing that we do in our area. Texas, is a very unique fishery. Most of the bay fishing is done by wading. Guides will pick up their customers and then drop them off at a spot and they will wade fish for the majority of the trip. Pensacola is such a small, deep water, bay system that we have to stick to a different style of fishing in order to consistently put our clients on fish. We were not blessed with a shallow water fishery as good as Texas or LA so I was eager to show Russ a different type of bay fishing that was not the norm for his area.
On this particular trip we were greeted with light winds, clear skys, a great tide, and hungry fish. The first hour or so of the trip we kept pulling the hook on good fish that we would hang. I knew if we stuck with it our luck would change. The last hour or so of the trip, Russ and I both put a number of quality redfish in the boat. Russ was a pleasure to fish with and I really enjoyed showing him a new experience.