I have been a watcher of this site for awhile, I thought Id share a Winter Surf Report. It makes a nice read, hope yall enjoy it...
I made it to the beach mid-day Thursday. The plan was to road hunt the afternoon and maybe catch some big baits for an evening deployment. As seen in a recent report, I think a conditions board pic is a great idea…
The water was nice, and as posted there was a little weed but it diminished the further south I got.
Right away there was some visible bait and a few birds working, mostly pelicans diving the wade gut.
I rolled south fishing a couple pinches along the way with poor results but my expectations increased with mention of the morning bite and abundant Jacks in the wade from various camps.
After a short time visiting, I headed further south and eventually arrived in the area I wanted to fish at sunset. I deployed a small casted shrimp offering but the fourth hardhead put an end to my evening efforts and I settled for a cozy campfire.
I was active at the first sign of morning light…
Mullet were easy to acquire with a castnet and I fished hard all morning.
The Jacks and Smacks kept me pretty busy with a red in the mix now and then and even the occasional blue fish.
As the sun got higher the bite slowed to the point that I swithed one rod over to a shrimp and fishbite combination. That Pomp bite would keep me busier than I really wanted to be and I eventually I decided to put some bigger baits out to try and slow the action down a notch or so.
One Fish. Two Fish…
My bait rods continued to keep me busy as I tried to work my way up the food chain, and prepare for a bigger bait deployment but it eventually slowed and It wasn’t long till a bluefish got smashed and I was at the top.
This Mono Leader and Circle Hook performed perfectly…
I was able to get a couple fresh jack halves out for the evening but things would sit quietly for the most of the night. I had a couple runs one significant but no hook ups.
Saturday morning was a repeat of the fantastic conditions and bait bite.
I wasted no time deploying a couple ultra fresh jack halves and was rewarded with yet another bull.
I made a short range deployment Saturday night because the conditions were forecast to change. Again it was Fresh Jack halves. The several baits got tore up early but this little bull waited till very early morning.
I was thankful for this Shark because she woke me up when the wind had changed and the front was near…
I quickly packed up and headed out, windows down and the heater blasting.
A great late fall trip to help with the winter withdrawals and fill the freezer with some yummy eats.
wow wee. that is a great report right there. thanks what did you catch the pompanos on?
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