Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pumpkin Hill and Jackstaff

I fished with Jim Hamilton, his son Drew, and their friend P.C. today, and a beautiful one it was to be out on the water. It was somewhat crisp when we left Jim's dock at 9am this morning and the boat ride made it even a cooler. But there wasn't much wind so as the day went on it got real nice. We ran over to Pumkin Hill Creek on a tip brom Knute Douglas at the bait shop and fished the marsh grass (the tide was high at 8:30 and just beginning to recede). We had no bites so we ventured up a small creek where Jim picked up a nice, but undersized trout. Drew had picked up the "jig and shrimp" combo fairly quickly and it wasn't long before something was ripping drag off his reel. He worked his way to the back of the boat...and the fish kept going...and going...and got off! Yep, that's fishing! We left the Pumpkin Hill area and ran to the wreck off of Seymor's Pointe - no bites - then ran through Jackstaff to it's mouth on the Intercoastal - no bites. We fished a couple stretches of oyster beds back up Jackstaff and then found a nice drop in one of the bends that yielded a nice bite from trout. The guys boated another 6-7 trout, and a Ray, which are always fun to catch. This was a beautiful day out on the water - what a great way to start the Thanksgiving weekend. Speaking of that - I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with your families and friends!

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