Saturday, August 20, 2016
Working Hard to Make a Catch
Last Sunday, I saw some nice fluke landed in the fleet, but my crew could only catch ping-pong paddles. They did manage a dozen keepers, but none over five pounds. Monday the crew from the mountains were on the Skylarker and "Tugboat" Fred landed seven nice keeper fluke and some sea bass. On Friday, he only caught one keeper on the last drift. The "Legend", Mark S., and The "Barker" all had a fluke over six pounds in their bag. Joe N. landed three, including a 6lb. and an 8 1/2lb. to take the pool. Saturday was family day, as we had Skip, Pav, "Mittens" Mike, and The brother and sister team of Mike and Ava. The young anglers showed the old goats how to do it as, Ava, on her first trip aboard The Pioneer, landed our second doormat of the season at 29 inches and 10lbs. It was the biggest of her four keepers. Good luck in high school. Little Michael had two nice keepers and helped me steer the boat and net the two keepers I landed. Pav had a 6lb., his largest of the season and no one cared! Four trips in a row with everyone landing at least one keeper and some heavy fillet bags going up the ramp.