Saturday, July 30, 2016

First Fish

Gail from Connecticut had never even held a fishing rod before her trip with me last week. After a few minutes of instruction with some light spinning gear and a Cajun Cork she getting the hang of it and making some decent casts. On her third throw the cork went under and she brought in this beautiful 17" trout, her first fish ever.  What made this catch even more impressive is that I hadn't even baited her hook yet.  She'd been fishing for a grand total of five minutes and landed a legal fish on a bare hook. 

Over the next few hours Gail and her husband Michael, also a beginner, landed a few dozen more trout, snapper, and ladyfish as well as each jumping a small tarpon.  Not a bad start.  Really looking forward to seeing them again next week.