Last week with the high winds, it was back to the ditch to troll for Speck and Bream. Not a bad day. Brought home 13 Speck and 11 Bream. Biggest Bass of the day was 17 inches. The Bass can get to be downright frustrating and take up a lot of time. Seems there are a lot more of them than anything else. Most of them in the 6 to 12 inch range.
This week the weather was fine, so it was back to the river. First stop had a baby Cuda follow the Rapala Flat Rap. A short distance further down the line a Shark took everything. Thought they were gone. On to the Redfish hole. Good hit and a nice 22 inch Trout, quick measure and release. Working a Mangrove line in the same area, spotted a school of mullet. Looked to the lead fish and saw a half dozen Gator Trout leading the parade. Bringing up the rear were three good sized Snook. No casts had one of the dreaded tourist/snowbird boats watching. Tipped them to fish by accident before and it took the better part of two years before you could even find a fish. They keep hitting them until none are left.
Could not fish the spoil islands as the boat traffic was too heavy. So t was back to the residential canal. Pulled a pair of short Trout and a bunch of U-2's. Also burned up the electric motor so it was back to paddle and pole. landed an 18 inch Snook in the same area. There may be hope for a recovery . To finish off the day I blew out a wheel bearing on the trailer. Carry a spare set just in case, just like having a spare tire. You never know.
New bearings in and a new electric on the way. Just can not seem to get over a hundred trips with an electric before they give out.