Jan D and i decided to make the best of the short window of calm weather this morning.
We launched the boat under a clear star light sky with a light breeze out of the north. The only thing we noticed as we left the ramp besides the 46 degree air(Sept. 1st was 90 degrees) was a shooting star. After a short run we arrived at a rocky reef about a mile from shore. The tide was coming in and part of the reef was swallowed by the sea already. STRIKE 3 YOUR OUT! No one home there so we headed west to one of the mud flats we have been taking a few nice fish on. I really like to fish the mud flats on the first half of the incoming tide. The water column fish have to hunt is skinny and bait gets trapped by rocks, sea weed, old cars, jettys , and so on. I feel this series of events makes the fish aggressive. As we rolled in i spooked a fish 10 feet of the bow and i cut the gas motor and we just coasted in. Cast one Jan D's Yo-Zuri Hydo-Pencil gets lit up. The nice thing about big fish in shallow water is they have no where to go but away from you. This fish ran like hell, and wouldn't stop. It got to the point where i fired the 4-stroke back up and went after him. After another crazy 10 minutes a nice 12 pound blue came into my hands.