JAM and I punched out on the sounside this AM into a 15-20mph head wind and put ourselves into position.
Nothing happened for a while, but whe the wind started to fall out. It Was Feeding Time!
We hooked 9 and landed 7 and at times --we were doubled up .
I love when the time changes in spring, and we get more light through the summer. Got out last Thurs, lots of bait around, but didn't hook up.. The view was well worth it though!
Added by Chris Fierro on March 29, 2010 at 8:03pm — No Comments
It was a mixed bag this weekend fishing in Charleston, SC. On Friday I launched into the upper Wando river into much stronger than forecast winds. The 5-10 was actually 15 sustained with gusts to 25. As a result the normally tannin stained water was whipped to a Frappacino color and the fish were non-existant. The Ride 135 and the Tarpon 160 handled the wind blown chop and slop with ease.
Saturday was a much better day as the winds…Continue
Added by Tommy Samuels on March 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The season gets closer with each passing day on Hatteras Island. While, our temps have been mild for March on the barrier islands--we have had to deal with a lot of wind.
We cannot seem to get the wind to lay down long enough to get into the ocean for the BIG 40lb+ drum just yet, but it is coming. Plus, they are just now showing…Continue
I have been fishing my Tsunami 145 for a few years now and I have found it to be an outstanding fishing platform. Although, in some ways, it is certainly not a versatile as a sit-on-top, it does have some very desirable qualities. It is both very stable and relatively fast, making it ideal for those days when I choose to fish in the…
The wife was fishing in her Commander 120 on a private pond in the middle of a huge Angus farm when BAM, her rod bent double and then some.... the Commander started to slide sideways. She knew she was REALLY hooked up! We had been lucky in this pond on occasions, and in fact she had hooked a potential state record bass there last year, but in her excitement hadn't waited for MY Commander and the NET.... a shake of the big head and the monster bass was gone... this year, taking NO chances she…Continue
Went down on Friday for this weekends first event in the IFA in the Atlantic Division which was held in Charleston SC. I had been to Charleston on several occassions but never to fish. And I believe the fishing can be fantastic although right now conditions are a little tough as was the fishing. For those who miss an event like the Extreme Edge....I think the IFA did a great job. It had that same type of feel of being a big time tournament, well organized and run. The folks running it are…Continue
Added by Beau Stiles on March 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
All the Confluence companies had a high-profile presence at Canoecopia, March 12-14, 2010.
Chris LaMessurier and I staffed the fishing area as Wilderness Systems Pro Staffers. I had well-atended seminars on both Saturday and Sunday, but other than that and going to the bathroom a few times, we were swamped all-day each day with people interested in the Commander and Tarpons.
There were quite a few "canoers" interested in the Commander and many recreational…Continue
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I met up with a buddy of mine, Jordan Stewart for a scouting mission prior to the IFA Tour coming to Charleston, SC. We decided to test the waters in a bunch of common "trout spots" without much success. Fished hard in a 20-25 mph blow without finding a fish before 11 am. Jordan had to bug out for work, so I snapped a decent shot of him and the new Ride 135 while I rode the Tarpon 160
After he left I decided t try one more spot, so I…Continue
Finally got around to "rigging" my new Commander 120. Rigging has become a breeze with the Slidetrax and I really believe that I will now be able to take more of a minimalist approach when I get out on the water using the Commander. I think using the Dashboard and Tool Caddy along with some basic lures in one small tupperware style container will make my days of dragging along a milk crate full of stuff something of the past. Although I will use the crate to transport everything in one trip…Continue
I spend A LOT of time on the water; fishing, guiding clients, and fishing tournaments adds up pretty quickly. One thing that is always on board is my 5 or 6 foot cast net. You never know when an opportunity to net live bait will present itself, so it pays to learn to throw the net from a sitting position.
I've written a couple of articles, but the easiest is to just show how it's done in a video. So here it is. Too Busy's Tech Tip on throwing a cast net.…Continue
Added by Tommy Samuels on March 12, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments
Added by Joe Poole on March 11, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments
So in my 3 years back in NC, this winter has been the coldest and snowiest yet. Slightly abnormal based on averages. However, as the days get longer and the sun shines more things should be warming up a bit allowing time for fishing without freezing to death on the water.
With that the tournament season is kicking off. I have registered for the IFA Event in Charleston SC the weekend of March 20th. And I have registered myself and both of my daughters (11 and 9) in the Carolina…Continue
Added by Erick Bell on March 9, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments
Just returned from Da Keys..Weather was not that friendly for most of it. Got the Yaks in the water 5 times over 11 days. Mangrove snapper, cudas, jacks and a few sharks were as good as it got inshore. Hit a few Keys and had a blast.
Took my freedive stuff with me, but left the guns and slings at home. Unlucky for me, but at least a few of those monster mangrove snappers I found get to live, at least until next year.…Continue