Originally posted by: Capt Rick Hiott on 11/11/2006 5:25:02 AM
Me and my buddy Mark from Shakespeare Fishing Tackle went off shore yesterday (11-1-06) for some bluefish and weakfish.
Well, the blues were there (tons of them) but we only caught two weakfish.
I saw some birds working a school of fish about 5 miles off of the beach so we went out to see what it was. I couldn't see any fish coming out of the water but the screen on the fish finder was lit up with fish when we got there.
I told my buddy, "throw this heavy spoon out there that it might be some false albacore".
Well it wasn't, what we had ran across was a very large school of Red Drum feeding on the surface in 40 feet of water!
I have seen stories and pictures about this but had never witnessed this my self,,,,,,It was AWSOME!!
We caught these fish on large grub, heavy spoons and even the good old Zara Spook! Man we had a blast.
Mark had brought some new fresh water spinning reels for a little testing and they worked great on those big reds! The new braided line that Shakespeare has out now is first class!
The last fish we caught was with the 20lb braid tied straight to the grub head and no leader!
Here are some pictures of the trip. Some of the pic's that I took will be in the Shakespeare 2008 catalog.(I tried to get some shots of the fish on the surface, but I couldnt get close enough)
All pictures are copyrighted!