Photo Essay: Dark Water Reds

Nothing beats making new friends who enjoy fishing, especially when they are willing to show you a few of there secret fishing spots. Although fishing is one of my favorite hobbies, to me nothing beats an adventure, and anytime you get to do both is a win-win.

I met up with Michael after he got off work around five, with my dragonfly marsh hen in tow we headed to the launch. My first question was, have you ever been on a dragonfly? Luckily he had a Gheeno as a kid so I didn’t really have to explain stability while fishing.

AT 200 lbs these boats are built to get skinny so they can get a little tipsy at sometimes. We took off and headed to a spot he thought might produce some fish on a flood tide. After quite a bit of rain over the past few weeks, the water visibility was pretty shit but that didn’t stop us from hooking into a few fish. After making it to the “secret spot” I cast towards a bend in the marsh. First cast. Boom. Hooked up, had to show him how it’s done.  My lessons didn’t stop there, I also showed him how to hook a few stick fish that day although we released those. We hooked into a couple more redfish and lost a Speckled Trout.

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