I decided to do a little crappie fishing trolling a spider rig setup from my kayak on this last day of the year and reflect on the past as 2019 was finally coming to an end… On that note I want to wish everyone a very safe and happy New Year and may 2020 bring much joy and success to all!.
There are those fishing days when things just don’t work out as planned – this was one of those days…
Be sure to check out my online google map link below to access the GPS coordinates for the specific spots within the artificial reefs of site 14 and 15 and I’ll be seeing you out on the water! 😉👍
Artificial Reef Sites 14 and 15 GPS map
It turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day to be outdoors to do some fishing. Spent the whole day with my buddy Ron hitting different spots on a few of the lakes in Maitland, Florida. Although I chose to try an assortment of different lures and plastics, the fishes only desire that day was the watermelon red super fluke which is why it is still my number one favorite plastic bait in my tackle box for large mouth bass to date.
I finally found the time to take out my Hobie PA14 on its first maiden voyage with the new ama upgrade and continue on with the new outboard motor break-in process. Everything went great and had an awesome day out on the water! I got to test out the pvc keel guard as well – thing is solid! Also found that is was a super simple process to put the landing gear down while out on the water with the engine raised prior to heading in to the boat ramp. In conclusion I found nothing to fix or anything that would need changing with this mod in its current configuration.
I put together my version of a floating bait livewell that I can drag behind me with the kayak or use it off a pier, the shoreline or jetties. It’s the size of a five gallon bucket so it should hold a good amount of bait. I like this setup for the main reason that the bait is in its environment with no need to worry about water temp, circulating the water or using a air bubbler to oxygenate the water to try and keep the bait fish alive.
Decided to do a little crappie fishing this morning for my birthday which turned out to be a good decision. Caught enough for tomorrows dinner with the family. Was a great day to be out on the water. 😊👍
10/18/2018 – I was just mentioning to my wife this past week about a fish that is called a Triglidae but more commonly known as a “Sea Robin” which can walk along the bottom of the ocean using its six legs in search of food. When I was younger growing up fishing in Connecticut I would catch sea robins all the time. It was considered a nuisance / trash fish that everyone hated. As for me I was always fascinated with this prehistoric looking fish and lo and behold I caught one today so I had to take a video to share with the wife, kiddos and of course all of YouTube!
On a side note “The Mullet Run” has begun in our waters inside Ponce Inlet. We scouted around most of the morning and found large schools of mullet in all areas that we searched including large pods of dolphins but interesting enough nothing was feeding on them besides the occasional dolphin. I would imagine the dolphin pods were possibly the cause for no sighting of predator fish feeding. We did see large tarpon just rolling everywhere under and around the N Causeway overpass right by our boat as we were moving from one spot to another but sadly I did not have my camera out to film this beautiful sight nor the gear to stop and try to fish for them… 😩
09/10/2018 – I have been wanting to fish the Sebastian Inlet north jetty pier for a while now and it finally happened. Had a great time out there bonding with my son (it was his birthday!) and and he chose to spend his day fishing with me – Awesome day aside from getting skunked!
08/17/2018 – Just another day out on the water with my buddy Ron enjoying the outdoors and if we are lucky… Maybe… Just maybe… We will catch some fish!