Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fishing: Labor Day Weekend

On this day Jonathan and I caught 5-6 Lady Fish, which are in the Tarpon family.  They pull really hard, are very aggressive, and jump out of the water (very high). They put on quite a show and are a lot of fun to catch.

After the Lady Fish, we switched to cast nets and caught seven Black Mullet, and (about) 12 Speckled Trout.

The most exciting part of the day was seeing the porpoises chasing the schools of mullet.  These schools were easily thousands in size, all jumping out of the water at once as they were being chased towards shore.  Then other porpoises were already there, waiting to ambush them.  Some of the porpoises even came within 10-20 ft of our boat, jumping and tearing up the water.  Very exciting.

PS - The fall run is about to begin.

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