A report worth reading.
As tropical storm Beryl settles in on the Georgia and North Florida Coast I site infront of my office widow typing away watching it rain. I am back in the Golden Isles after spending a month in the Keys with great clients stalking tarpon, bonefish, and permit. I drove home late thursday to arrive intime for a charter with Peter Walton and his 2 boys who I last saw over 10 years ago when they were just 11 and 13. WOW they have grown. The night before our trip the weather was saying winds were going to be out of the north at 10 to 20 mph and to my surprise at 5am things were slicked off and I was fired up to go see what was in store for us on the water. As I left the dock I turned on the vhf to noaa weather and was shocked when I heard that we were under a tropical storm warning??? I knew the keys had me a little out of touch with what was going on in the world but a tropical storm? Where? The skys were blue and the ocean calm.
I met my clients at the dock just before 7am and we were off. By 8am we were thick in the trout. I would say every cast but we did miss a few. As the tide rose so did the size of the fish. We were somewhere north of 50 trout when I moved to another spot and the first cast yielded a good 2lber. For the next 2 hours the boys caught another 30+ trout and over a doven of them were over 3lbs. Now thats some great trout fishing!! We also managed to get a few black drum and a redfish. I had been 10 years since I fish the father a his 2 boys and I hope they wont wait quite as long to come see me again. Thanks for the kind words in your email Peter and the pics you send below.