Monday, November 30, 2015

Last Kayak Trip Of The Year

I'm pretty sure yesterday was my last kayak trip of the year. I soaked up as much as I could yesterday with the nice weather. The fishing was decent and there is something about paddling a kayak that makes you feel good. If the fish aren't biting you can just paddle around and enjoy the scenery.
The high barely reached 70 yesterday and the water was just above 60 degrees. The usual highs will start getting into the 50's now and being out in the open lake with a cold wind isn't attractive to me. I guess I'll get my fly tying stuff out and see what patterns I can come up with for next year.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Flounder And Bluefish

Surf fishing is tough. There's no place to sit, full exposure from the sun, biting flies, and the wind can be relentless. Even with the negative things it can also be very rewarding. You never know what you're going to catch. When you get a tug on the line it could be a five inch pinfish or a six foot black tip shark. I've surf fished many times and only caught a sunburn. Today was a good day where the wind was right and the fish cooperated.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Neuse River Float

Tried floating the Neuse for the first time. The fishing wasn't that great but the paddling was excellent.