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You ever stand next to someone while they hook fish after fish and you canít seem to buy a swipe?
I used to get really frustrated when this would happen. Further, my frustration would only serve to make my problems worse. It was my problem and not the fish or the plug by the way. Itís amazing what frustration can do to destroy your concentration, but itís even more amazing what focus and observation can do to flip your average from batting zero to much closer
There are places along the coast which are sacred water. Secret worlds. They are places where large fish can be caught with alarming regularity. Many are known, but many more will remain undiscovered forever. Some are places with popular names but their secrets are shrouded in mystery to all but a handful of patrons. This rings true even more so for the holes accessible by the shore bound angler only.
In recent years especially the thought has made me tremble. How many times have
The cobble bars and sand bars along our south shores are holding shoals of happily feeding fish. Far away from the rivers full of bunker and bass up inside the bay. Separate from the contently popping bass inside the estuaries and salt ponds. These fish have remained to feed and play in the wash. Six or seven inch presentations have been the key to their hearts and mouths.
They are aggressive and routine and they are everything a springtime surf bass should be. The flanks of fish
Itís tough to know what I missed if I wasnít there.
Driving home tonight from a Halloween party I couldnít help what wonder how good the fishing was in this gale. This isnít your typical southerly blow. This one is south east and hard enough to make the walls of my house rattle. God it must have been perfect out there.
Anyway, on my long ride home my wife dozed off and my mind began to wander. The crosswind banging my truck around over the bridges got me pondering current
With the new baby in our lives I haven't found much time to fish, nevermind write. I love to do both, but when presented with some free time now-a-days you can imagine which one I choose.
Anyways, I have a lot of old stuff I wrote which was good for drumming up some chatter with other crowds. Figured I'd start sharing some of it here with you guys in lieu of actually putting together some new stuff.
Hope you enjoy it. I'll start putting them up shortly.