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We went to Guatemala and fished with Mike Webb on a 28' super panga. It was a great trip. We raised 55, hooked 25 and released 20 in 4 days. The real fun was that we did it ourselves.
John Winter & Bob Paloncy
Thanks for the report guys. Reports like this helps keep us energized until our season starts.
You don't say...March...the month of the winds. I am not sure we have had a day of wind under 15kts since March started. Sunday and Monday are forecasted to be the best days so far. We will have to see if it holds? Today the wind was a steady 15kts out of the NNE and gusty up to 25kts. We worked the OIB canals over pretty hard picking at the edges and down the middle. We worked, worked, and worked...Finally, Doug drilled a decent trout. We worked, worked, and worked...Made a move...Quartered out some live crabs and put'em under a dock. Waited...one got drilled...rod bent, line screaming...get him! Hook pulled...not another bite after 30 more minutes of waiting. Frustrating to say the least...We went back to work in the canals. I finally made the call...last cast here guys...Bailey says, I got one! Your kidding me? Sure enough...Bailey struck gold on the last cast! I guess that is like hitting the perfect golf shot into the 18th green after having a tough day. It is whats keeps us coming back for more. See ya on the water!
No, this is not a report on a giant King being caught, but I had to get your attention. With Spring just around the corner and the King Mackerel fishing soon to follow, now is the perfect time to start tying those rigs up to get ready for fishing and tournament season. Also, with the OIFC Spring Kickoff coming, that will be the perfect time to stock up on your king rig supplies. Here on the Toes Up Fishing Team, we love using those RedFish One Hooks. We started using those about 3 years ago and have been very impressed with their strength and sharpness. If a King grabs a hold, that hook bites back and doesn't turn loose. Look for them when you go to the OIFC.
The OIFC received this from John who attended the Seminar-
Saturday Coastal Saltwater Anglers put on a seminar to help defray costs of these college students fishing. There were four presentations. The 1st was offshore trolling and everyone had to learn something. Next was Jacob from OIFC and he did a great job with an inshore presentation. I recognized one of my favorite fishing spots on the Shallotte River in the short video. It was nice to see his young son land a redfish on the video. Jacob was very open showing everyone the tackle he used and described his presentation too. He informed the group of boat position depending on tides also. He answered questions from the group when he finished. I no longer have my 17’ skiff and since the restaurant added docks in the river I may not get back there as much. At low tide with boats at the dock my larger boat may have a problem with the sand bar. Like Jacob, I preferred the river through the tide change. When finished Jacob had to leave as he had a client to take fishing while the rest of us talked among ourselves during the lunch provided. The next presentation was given by two kingfish tournament anglers. With my bigger boat curtailing trips to the river and Tubbs Inlet I was anxious to hear what they had to say. I ran charters on Lake Erie long ago and am anxious to begin trolling and drifting in the ocean, especially trolling. I really needed to find trolling speed ranges and etc. That info and much more was provided. The last presentation was by a charter boat mate on near shore techniques. The raffle—well let’s just say there was so many items I believe everyone left with one or two fishing items! I’ll go back next year and suggest everyone consider helping these young men and having a good time learning something too. Jodie Gay of Bluewater Candy lures will be giving a different presentation in Wilmington on the 16th. Sadly, the same day as OIFC is having a special day…. Bet I can make both!
Bob Newell sent these pictures from his recent trip to Guatemala for posting in hopes of helping his fellow fishermen deal with the winter time blues.
On behalf of all of us stuck on shore a big "THANK YOU"....Now back to Duck Dynasty.
A friend of mine TIm and I made a couple of these this weekend and thought id share this simple and cheap solution to rod storage. I will be using this for whenever I get done from a day of fishing. I'll simply take all my rods off the boat and stick them all in this rack as well as all of my used lures/rigs for the day..Rinse everything at one time and let it dry and your done.. I trailer my boat and usually when i get done i'll lay the rods against the boat and rinse them that way and usually end up having my rods sliding down the boat scratching it up. Im sure most of you guys have seen similar stuff but heres what we used << For one just like this that holds 8 rods You will need 2-12ft 2inch pvc ,12 pvc T jointsand 4 end caps, pvc glue and thats it . If you want add a bungee chord around the whole thing and hang your lures from there to be rinsed off. Takes about 20 minutes to build and will be great storage for brushes,rods,gaffs,lures,etc..