It was sad that Ricky wanted his boat back. I liked it and wanted it for myself! But really-
I brought Rick the boat on Sunday. Monday morning we launched at Punta Rassa about 30 minutes before first light. Rick hadn't been fishing in almost three months and he was HOT to go. We were going for tailing reds.
Noel was making some noise and it was mostly cloudy and windy, starting at about ten knots when we got there and strengthening throughout the morning. And when we got there the tide was still too high, the water too deep, for tailers.
I poled Rick for about 45 minutes, yawning as I did. We stumbled onto a few reds. Rick uses a little #6 MerKwan (a Merkin body and a Kwan tail), a crabby-shrimpy looking fly. He hooked a fish and had it on for a couple minutes. It came unbuttoned, the hook bent.
A while later he got another bite and caught the fish, a slot sized red. I took a couple pictures and we let it go. We switched ends and stumbled on a few more fish. I got one too. We ended up see two tailing reds and got blown out at lunchtime.
All week we had 30 mph winds and cloudy, rainy weather. I didn't go out.
Yesterday I launched the kayak on the Econ, carrying a tent, sleeping bag, and cameras. The weather was spectacular, clear, cloud-free, pure blue sky, incredible. The song of birds, some melodious, others less so, filled the air. I renewed acquaintances with some long lost friends- Castor and Pollux, Rigel and Sirius, Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. Mars was there too. Near sunrise the Venus came up, followed shortly by the crescent moon. I got some lovely photos. See them at http://www.spottedtail.com/ThisWeeksFishingReport.htm