August 02, 2019 at 7:41pm
Went to extremely important Flyway Federation Meeting last night in Slidell and had Hopedale fishing trip planned to today and I added to my thread regarding NShore Flyway Federation Meeting late last night.Me and Medicare client hit the Hopedale area and he got about 50 live shrimp and I love shrimp imitation lures and lost Vudu almost on first cast as ultra-fine Quantum Smoke Spinning reel,mated to very nice St.Croix Triumph rod allows me to about spool reel with cast!!!Damn wind caught my cast,popping cork and Vudu ended up in doggone rocks and I lost Vudu but was good fortune as I tied on borrowed popping cork from fishing buddy and mated Tsunamai Holographic Shrimp(Glow)to it and even de lil specks liked to take de pole outta ya hands.Unfortunately,we only managed 8 decent specks,lost a nice one probably close to 3 lbs(surfaced when I set hook and managed to somehow spit Tsunamai)and my fishing buddy got small sheepshead on livie under popping cork and I made a believer of him regarding Tsunamai Holographic Shrimp.Dat think looks way too real.We released probably 30-40 specks with quite a few 11.99 inches and I do NOT take a chance,aint worth it and we probably missed a good bit of early bite by waiting at Hopedale Marina until the skies somewhat cleared up,did get rained on a few times but no big deal.Looks like we gonna be hitting the Shell Beach/Hopedale area quite a few more times before what we hope to be a decent teal season!!!TheWizard 7 called and we stopped,enjoyed a cold one with him and he showed us ultra-fine Reddington 4-piece fly rod,forget the weight.Karl,nice place ya got in Violet-wished Buddy and I lived a tad closer to ya and will let ya know when Lady P starts giving up some nice reds!!