Showing posts from October, 2007

October 19th, 2007 - Ronnie and Dillon Jacoby

It was with great pleasure and joy that Dewey and I took out my brother in law, Ronnie Jacoby and his son Dillon. Dillon just graduated from Coast Guard Academy last week and was home for a few days before being stationed in Hickman Kentucky as a Buoy Tender. This was one of the few days we could get them out on the boat.

With a strong North Wind at 15-20 blowing early in in the morning, we knew that the ride over to the Jetty would be wet, but the Jetty would offer some protected water. We were right on both accounts. It was a bumpy, wet ride until the water settled down a bit around the Bolivar Ferry Landing.

We found some nice water and caught the middle of an outgoing tide. After setting out 4 rods, it wasn't long that the first rod of the day took off. Ronnie grabbed the rod and the fight was on.

It was almost 2 years to the day, October 17th, 2005, since we had taken Ronnie and Dillon out. On that day they caught 2 Bull Red's each. It took just a little over an hour…

October 11th, 2007 - Arthur Benfield

It was an absolutely beautiful morning. We were able to get out to the jetty right before the sun broke over the horizon. A nice cool morning, a beautiful sunrise, a great cup of coffee ... just what the doctor ordered.

After taking in the Father's Masterpiece, we put some cut shad out on the bottom, facing a strong outgoing tide. It wasn't long before the first rod took off.

Arthur Benfield, a friend of mine from Panama, began this day of fishing by fighting the first Bull Red of the day. On the day we caught 14 Bull Reds and 1 Black Tip Shark all caught on fresh shad and whiting fished on the bottom.

It was a great day to get out on the water.

October 4th, 2007 - Dave and Ken

We had a great day out on the water today with Dave Kendzior and a coworker of his, Ken. This was their first trip out to the Jetty with us and both caught the biggest Red Fish they had ever caught.

On the day, we caught 8 Bull Reds, Several Shark and a nice Stingray.

We fished a tepid incoming tide, then an outgoing tide. We didn't catch but one whiting for bait, using Shad the rest of the time. The water was clear for this time of the year, still about 83 degrees. We stayed anchored up around the Boat Cut, fishing in about 27-31 foot of water.

Here is a video of the trip with pictures to follow: