May 2 - Surprise Fish


Took my daughter for her first trip ever past the sound, along with a friend of hers and my wife. Daughter a bit nervous about being out so stayed close. Also, a little bumpy for a first trip.

Fished Edisto 40, water temp 69.5. Wanted to do more catching than fishing and let the girls actively fish. So, started right away with jigs/spoons. Plenty of bluefish and Spanish mackerel around to keep every busy and having fun. Fish pretty well scattered on the reef, not all on one or two pieces of structure. Caught a few oddball fish as usual, including one undersized flounder on a spoon.

The surprise of the day was both girls caught good sized redfish, not what I expected in 45 feet of water in May. Measured one at 28, the other seemed about the same. Nice fight in deeper water on light tackle.

Things slowed down in by 2 or so. Wet but very short ride home.
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You got it going on CY, I enjoy your reports.