- Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:36 pm #2309185
Yesterday I launched at Mayan Princess (marker 80) into sporty surf. It was running less than 3 feet, but there were some big waves coming in once in a while that I avoided. Launched early with a West wind of less than 10 mph so it helped push me offshore. Worked all the rigs looking for big fish but they wouldn't eat even though I could see them stalking schools of bait on the fish finder. I picked up some nice spanish and a ton of small snapper suspended in the water column. I explored each rig thoroughly and went out to the two farther from shore. Working my way back I was checking each rig again and while at the second rig I heard a shrimper farther offshore. He was pulling hard and barely moving, about a mile beyond the standpipe. I figured out a heading to intercept him, and pulled in right behind the shrimper to keep baits over the nets. I worked back and forth, then dropped behind the nets in hopes of finding feeding fish there. No fish were there,but it was a good idea worth trying. I paddled back with a total of 17.3 miles and after stowing all my gear inside the hatch, managed to run the surf like a boss maintaining 10-11.7 mph through the entire surf zone. I felt really pumped about the video ...but when I got home that chunk of video never made it onto the memory card. I'm tired of 2020 and all the shenanigans that have come with it, lol. I need a fish-heavy day!