August is over. Thank God. I have never seen so much rain this summer. I think it has rained every day for the last 90 days. And, I really don't like August in Tally, it is too doggone hot.
Fishing this summer has been tough because of the wind, the rain, and the lightning. We have tried numerous times, only to be thwarted by mother nature.
50% chance of rain today. Go figure. We will try again this Monday morning. (Labor Day)
On the boat with me this morning is Caroline Cook and Jared Gilman.
I have had a few girls on the boat in the past. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having women on the boat. However, I haven't had too many of them that really know their way around a boat.
So allow me to introduce Ms. Cook. The girl knows how to fish. She never hesitated for anchor duty, or live bait duty, or even cleaning the boat duty. (or beer duty). Heck, she even bought my beers - you gotta like girls like that.
We got a late start. I really, really wanted to head to Oar Reef to fish for Kings, but with all the large thunder-boomers around me, I just couldn't risk it. So we stayed in-shore (around 8 miles out) and did our best on the little fish.
I say little fish, but we took a chance and trolled over Rotary Reef. I have never caught anything trolling over this reef (it is only 24 ft deep). There are stretch 30's on the line. I think they bump along the bottom. 30 seconds into trolling, Caroline catches this 26 inch Cobia:
A little while later, Jared catches this shark: