March Fishing Trips

richard red 032016The weather and fishing have been tough recently, but Spring is coming! Our big trip was shortened by a couple of days, but we still caught a few nice fish and “cooned” some awesome oysters! Even Richard had a hard time that weekend, but he’s had some success too! Here is a pic of Rich and friend with two big bulls that they doubled up on earlier in the month. Both fish were released to fight another day. That Richard is a bad man with a fly rod! We’ll try to find some pictures of those oysters for y’all.

Success at Bayou la Batre

Todd and Jeff had a couple of good trips October 2-5.  Dozens of trout under the lights and sight fishing reds during the day near Bayou la Batre.  The reds were in groups of 10-20.,  teaming up to scare shrimp and crabs out of the grass. We were sometimes close enough to hear the shrimp flipping out of the water!  We kept only a few fish for the pan and released the others in good condition.

We kept a few and released most of the specks.
We kept a few and released most of the specks.
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Todd spotted this red and successfully cast to him in shin-deep water.

October in the Biloxi Marsh

Leon says that he caught this drum with a fly that Jacob Bieker tied for our holiday charity auction! Way to go Jake!
Leon says that he caught this drum with a fly that Jacob Bieker tied for our holiday charity auction! Way to go Jake!

Leon and friend Tom Dempsey made a trip to the Biloxi Marsh on October 18. They caught reds and black drum in spite of murky and windy conditions. Tom is a leading member in the Alabama clubs and a CCI who has considerable experience in the Marsh. He also volunteered at the GCC Fly Fishing Fair, as did Leon. Thanks again, guys! We need to get Tom to visit with us at a HOSSFLY meeting soon!