Today was one of those days that guides dream about!! Me and Capt. Cody had the day off, and the weather was epic! Nice blue skies, warm south wind, and plenty of huge redfish floating in gin clear water. I knew when we pulled out of redfish camp, and got two miles down the road, and realized we both left our phones at camp that it was gonna be one of those days! Cody asked " should I turn around"? With our usual impatience, when it comes to going fishing, we both replied naaaa! It's always good fishing when you have no camera!
As advertised when we reached the first flat in the Biloxi marsh it seemed like no time and I was taking a shot at an over 25 lbs redfish floating just under the surface. With a well placed 5 inch grey and olive mullet fly, and some timely striping, the next thing I saw, was some huge white lips clamping down on my fly! I was hooked up and the fight was on! Me, and Cody took turns for the next 4 hours smashing pumpkins as we like to say! We managed to catch 10 over 20 lbs, with the biggest being 28 lbs. what a day!! Me and Cody both agreed, we didn't need a camera to document the memories we had burned into our brains, by those big ole reds!!!
Capt. Travis was booked today and fished with the writer, and producer of Monk, Doogie Houser MD, Northern Exposure, and many other shows that we all have seen. They pulled 7 nice 12-17lbs reds in the boat on a black and purple crab pattern. We all agreed that, the reds would have eaten most any fly properly placed into their face today!
Tight lines to some huge redfish, and here's to guides day off, with no phones or cameras! Thank god for days like today!!!
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