Able to get out again on Wednesday 2/8. What a run of good weather to go out. Glassy surface on the way out and the tiniest ripples on the way back. Some swells but far between them.
Tried a new area without luck. Searched for some new numbers near live bottom areas that have worked before and had good results adding to fishing spots. Fished 80 to 110 feet. Water temps were surprisingly warm at 64 to 68 degrees.
Took along our long-time farm manager for his first trip in SC. He had a good day.
Look at the smooth water in that picture. Caught many of the usual suspects with some nice Vermillion, BSB’s and triggers. Doing better avoiding the ARS using “Fish point” and its ability to move 20 feet at time just by pushing on the joystick. Full fish box of bottom creatures.
Saw huge numbers of fish at one spot, moving slowly with some fins even poking above the water. These fish had no interest in our baits/jigs. Have seen this before and wondered what fish? The water was so clear this time could see them feeding on little jelly fish. A zillion spadefish.
Also saw some much bigger fish, even got a picture.
Pretty sure some big Aj’s but not certain.
On the run home saw birds and breaking fish. Threw at them a few times but they were moving fast and we were done for the day. Given the higher water temperature, I guess false albacore. Seems early but maybe not.
Lots of northern gannets and other wintertime birds like phalaropes.
Every time is a little different, still trying to figure it out.