Now that my mom is home from the hospital, I resumed fishing today and headed out to the Everglades. I arrived at 0 dark thirty, took out some rods, got the Nav lights ready, and off into the darkness I went.
Wind was blowing over 10 mph from the NE, water temps were 72 degrees, outside temps were low 60's to upper 50's, and it was raining.
Made a pretty long run, took the drift sock out and went to work. I threw several techniques for over 2 hours before I decided to move. Ran to a sheltered canal system, and fished this area for about 30 min. Only bites came from Oscars messing with my baits.
Made another long run positioned the wind to my back. Threw out the drift sock again and just drifted with the wind. Nothing, and I mean nothing was going on until on one particular cast, I threw my swim minnow into a sheltered vegetation pocket. Upon landing, the swimbait disappeared behind a big swirl. I reared back, and stuck a pretty nice bass!! Fought it to the boat, and scooped it up with the net.
Thinking I was on to something, I spent the next 3 hours just chucking and winding. That was my one and only bass of the outing. Oh well. It was nice getting out, and fortunately I wasn't skunked.
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