-  This December was my best success fishing from my Hobie yet.  On two occassions I managed to land multiple fish and fed a few more.
shrimp_farm_09_010__Large_.jpg  I got a tip from local flyfisherman Jason Stacy, (Orivs shop Watercolor) to try white spoon flies along with some natural colored shrimp patterns.  Both types of flys worked. 

 

I also went to a 7wt. with a 12 ft. leader.  So I changed length of leader fly rod size and I got Rich Waldner to maked me some all white spoon flys. It was so much fun trying to figure out some kind of pattern.  There was the day I followed a school for 2 miles and just couldn't get close enough, so the next day I recognized the same thing going on and I decided to try to get ahead of the school and set up a ambush it worked somewhat as I got 2 fish but I spooked the rest so I still have some work to do on my location when reds are feeding and moving a certain direction.  shrimp_farm_09_004__Large_.jpg

Then my best day started out with very low tide, frankly I thought it was going to be hard to find anything, I was wrong, my first cast produced a nice 22 inch red, in the next 4 hrs I fed 5 more and landed 3 of them. I was stoked.  To date I have put more reds in my kayak then 3 trips to Louisana, its good to know some days you can have better fishing in your backyard then traveling to distant locations.  Looking forward to fishing in the New Year.
Len