Merry Fishmas 2021

Merry Fishmas 2021. Day 1 Friday 24 Dec.
Edisto, Water temp 56.7 degrees.
Weather was cool first thing in the morning but warmed quickly. Brought along a friend in the hopes to beat my personal best most fish boated in a day. They did not disappoint. First spot produced 8 trout and 109 reds. We were way to close to the record (128) set a couple years ago to quit now. Ran to spot 2 for 35 more reds and finally finished off the day exploring a new creek for 1 more trout. Days tally was 153 total. Needless to say, we were pretty excited. Those days do not come very often if ever and are heavily outnumbered by slow days. It’s been 2 weeks and it’s still sinking in.

Merry Fishmas 2021. Day 2 Friday 31 Dec.
Wando, Water Temp N/A degrees.
Well, after the record setting first day I didn’t fish the rest of the weekend. Nowhere to go but down from that. Decided to hit the Wando which is my 2nd toughest river to fish behind the Stono. Weather was really nice and plenty of others on the water. Thought I would fish a long section where multiple ditches dump out but there were boats lined up the entire length. Diverted to a ditch I fished a long time ago and finally felt that thump. 1 red and to be honest it wasn’t big enough to thump, more like a tick. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Fish are the ultimate equalizer. Someday I will decode the wando and it will produce for me.

Merry Fishmas 2021. Day 3 Friday 07 Jan.
Edisto, Water Temp 57 degrees.
Had more company on the boat for the weekend. Fished mid through high tide into the evening low. It was a brisk ride in and the winds presented rollers with whitecaps on the main channel. Somehow we made it into protected waters with only a few minor splashes.

We had around 30+ reds and a few trout by 10:58am. It was at this moment my cousin decided to test the floatation of his phone. I can confidently report his phone sinks with confidence. This is him trying to use the net to get it back unsuccessfully.

We worked back further into the ditch. No bites in the back, made our way out picking up a few more on the way. Ran to spot 2 for 15 more making the days total of 50+. I failed to take any more pictures.

Merry Fishmas Day 4 Saturday 08 Jan.
Edisto for round 2.
Did no exploring at all. This was a complete repeat of the day before, but this time instead of dropping a phone in the water, I just left it at home. No pictures to be had. 35+ reds and 1 trout. Had a big lull in the middle of the day but we worked through it and picked several up at the end.

Merry Fishmas Day 5 Sunday 09 Jan.
Upper Cooper
The guys had to be off the water by Noon so we hit the upper cooper for a little bass action. It was a grind. Not a bite for 2 hours. Tried several spots, but there was no wind and the water was very clear. We did see several and one was a tank but they had no interest. Ran up to a final spot and the wind picked up and the bite came with it. 5 bass in the last 20 minutes, biggest was around 2.5lbs. Ran out of time and headed back to the ramp. No pictures again, I had my phone today, one was still under water and the other one was left in the truck. We were phone dysfunctional this weekend.
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Those are truly some impressive numbers. That must of been one heck of adrenaline high to be on. Great job & I feel the pain on the phone, lost some myself to water. Salt, fresh, & toilet waterbigeyes

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Yamaha F150
Welcome back... That's a stellar day no doubt! Got to love it! Don't do us like last year and post once and get ghost, would be nice to see some more reports from ya manthumbsUp

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...well, some fishing too!
Very nice. I'm guessing the cold snap heading this way will slow the fish down a bit.

"Apathy is the Glove into Which Evil Slips It's Hand", but really, who cares?
I hear ya stump. Didnt mean to ghost ya'll. This was my first fishing forum and learned so much from the members. Merry Fishmas goes back to 2017 and want to keep the tradition going.

Last year my computer did not get along with the site and the image management piece was a little rough around the edges. It's much easier to load an image now so I thank whoever made that adjustment.