Thursday, 1-31-08 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 3, 2008
Capt. Eric

Tom H.

Tom H. 1-31-08 Tom is from Virginia. Tom wanted to fish a half day. He was just wanting to catch some dinner. The pressure was on. What to do inshore? I figured that we would start off catching bait. Pins were a little hard to catch, but we finished with 2 dozen. The water in the river is crystal clear right now. The tide is low at 11 a.m. The weather is calm and sunny. We headed towards Wabasso and fished the reef for a little. Tom caught a keeper Mangrove Snapper. It was slow so I decided to run a little out and see if we could maybe find a Ray or some weeds for a possible Tripletail.

The ocean was clean I couldn’t find much weed. On the way back to the Inlet We came across a small line of weed. It wasn’t long and we spotted a few Trips. There were 2 or 3 fish and they were small. I kept moving and spotted another Trip worth catching. I set Tom in position for a cast. It took a few casts and then Tom hooked up his first Tripletail. It was exciting, you have to really put the cast on the money in order for success. We landed the first one and it was a keeper. We kept searching and came across another and Tom hooked this one with his first cast, another keeper. We spotted 2 fish over 10lbs. but couldn’t get a cast off in time. Next were 2 fish sitting under the weed. One was good size and the other was small. I threw first in order to let Tom try for the big one. I hooked up the small one but the bigger one spooked. The fish was just keeper size. We looked a little more and had no more luck. We decided to call it good and headed towards Capt. Hiram’s to fillet the catch. Thanks Tom it was a pleasure to meet and fish with you.

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