June 22, 2012
I’m very limited on time for writing so today will be short and sweet. We got a nice early start. Along the way Grant spotted a dead rattlesnake in the road so I took this close up of his diamond pattern – kind of cool. We’re always careful when cutting through the bush for the beaches because there are a ton of rattlers around here.
I ended the session on our first beach by casting to a disturbance on the edge of a mud line created from waves breaking on the beach. I expected another ladyfish. Luckily I was back to using my 10-weight because first strip through that mud and up came the cone of a 25lb plus roosterfish. My heart jumped a beat and I hit the deck and picked up the speed of my fly. Wham! I had him and fifteen minutes later I landed this awesome fish. Glad we got him – that was about it for our day.