Sleep has been hard to come by the past several days for a number of reasons. I figured the best way to cure "I'm tired" was to spend some time on the water. Normally, after several hours on the water I am ready for bed. I believe the sun drains a lot of energy out of you, much like the cold does when you are duck hunting or ice fishing. Jan D. and i decided to go out Saturday morning for a few hours, so after a sleepless night i picked him up and headed for the ramp. The tide was to be low at around 630am and it last of the moon tides. Low tides in the morning are one of my favorite settings to fish. When the tide bottoms out all the rocks and reefs are exposed, trapping bait. Bass and blues set up patrols along the edges of the rocks waiting for a bait fish to make a mistake. I grew up fishing the rocks at low tide from Jan's 16 ft Maritime Skiff, and the experience has served me well. I can maneuver my little aluminum in tight quarters around the rocks, positioning for the perfect cast.
Most of the time I have a fly rod in hand, however, today i just took out my 10lb spinning outfit, because it needed some exercise. We stalked the mud flats and rocks with great precision, and were able to take a bunch of fish. I would like to point out we had several fish follow our slug-go's to the boat with out taking it. If we did catch most of those followers it would have been a banner day. So for the morning we took a bunch of bass, 3 rat blues, and got eaten off by 2 bigger blues that were laid up on the edge of a mud flat. all on Slug-Go's and Zoom flukes!
When i got home and washed the boat i was very tired and hit the rack for 6 hours. If you find your self suffering from sleep deprivation just go fishing. It really works.
|This one goes out the wondering woods hippie|