Took a short trip down to St.Helena on Thursday and Friday. Fished the first day and had a couple of good, but expected bonnet head fights. No sign of any reds or tarpon though. Day 2 we anchored up at a well known tarpon hole and managed a couple more sharks along with a long battle against a monster stingray. No sign of the elusive tarpon though.
The day maker came after deciding to post up behind the Fripp island bridge. It was great to see my cousin pull in a 40 inch bull red after returning last week from a 9 month tour in Afghanistan flying Blackhawks. Definitely the highlight of the trip! Fish was released quick and took off strong. Caught him on cut mullet on the bottom. I’m pretty sure it had something to do with the homemade chum blocks we made the night before with leftover menhaden and shrimp (although that blender might never be the same again).
Great trip all in all with some pretty hilarious guys.