Great day of fishing with friends Andy and Heath. This has got to be the warmest winter since I got out of diapers. The fish are enjoying the warm weather as much as we are and the bite was excellent this weekend. Coolest thing from the weekend: I snapped a photo of an oystercatcher and realized once I got home that it had several bands placed on its legs. Did a little research and there is a banding/conservation effort in place to protect the species. Each state on the eastern seaboard has a different color code on the band – this particular bird was banded in Georgia – hence the red band with white lettering. A South Carolina oystercatcher is banded with a blue band with white lettering. Check out http://amoywg.org/ if you are interested in the project. Scrolled through a couple more pics from the day and realized the pelican I took a picture of also had a band – nice to know folks are looking after our coastal birds. The warm weather had everyone out on the prowl…we saw plenty of oystermen, clam gatherers, fishermen, and boaters throughout the day – even some ducks still hanging around. Finished the weekend with some food, a burn barrel, and a little football. Hope everyone had an excellent super bowl weekend.
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You can’t catch em sitting on the couch…
I probably wouldn’t have even gone fishing today given the cold and wind, but a local captain called and asked me if I could get some of his clients on the water for the afternoon. I told him if they weren’t worried about the cold, then neither was I. Never did I imagine that we would end up having one of the best bites of the year. We were unhooking fish the entire trip and couldn’t keep a bait in the water. Corbin’s daughter, Langdon, was a pro by the end of the trip and was gracious enough to share some of her expert tips with the rest of us anglers – hahaha. Its pretty awesome watching young people brave a little bit of cold weather to get out and catch some fish. This trip really made me really look forward to watching my daughter reel in her first fish…she will be 2 this summer.
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