Bill Sr., Bill Jr., and Connor (AKA The Smoak Boys)
Bill Jr. was referred to me from another customer who fished with me this past summer. Thanks John. Well Bill brought his dad Sr. and his son Connor who is 11. The cold front moved through and the temperature was not chilly but down right cold. I give these guys credit because they toughed it out with no complaints. I picked them up at Capt. Hiram’s. Bait was no problem. Plenty of pin and Pigs to go around.
We arrived in the Inlet just before dark. The tide was outgoing and there were no boats in sight. We fished all alone for 2 hrs. until my friend Joe showed up. It’s been a long time since that has happened. On the first drift I casted a bait out and was showing them the technique when the bait got pick up. I set the hook and handed the pole off to Connor. He did a great job of fighting his first Snook. Connor pulled and reeled that fish up to the boat by himself. The Snook ended up being a keeper at 29″. Jr. would get the next keeper Snook on the boat at a nice 31″. Bill Sr. hooked up with a Snook and landed it. That fish was 33″ just a bit big. It was great to see everyone catching fish. Seeing everyone stoked on catching trophy fish is the best part of my job. Connor landed nice two big Redfish, which at times I thought my pull him overboard. Great fishing Connor. Bill Jr. caught a nice big Redfish as well. It took about an hour total until Sr. put his keeper Snook on the boat. It was perfect everyone caught there keeper. That was a great cold night of fishing, the bite was on fire. I know I had a lot of fun. Thank you Smoak Boys for your support. Enjoy the Snook dinners!