Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cool Wind Invites Migrating SeaTrout and Pompano

All dressed up and only a motorcycle ride to enjoy.
Putting the skiff in the water is out of the question today as the cold front pushes 30 mph out of the north.

Should push the Pompano and Trout into the Backcountry.

Gives me some time to build Barracuda Worm rigs and tune up the fly and spinning tackle.

Stopping for some grilled turkey, sharing with my little Jack Russell Stinky
She must have a little Apple Pie with her's.

The Barracudas have moved into the shallow water to take advantage of the warmth and baitfish.

We found some big Jacks on Rays also and they will jump on a Cuda Worm like a Chicken on a June Bug.....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pompano Christmas Dinner in Key West

COOL and lovely weather, 72 degrees of lovely with sun.

Staying up until 230 AM to see the Full Moon Eclipse go Rusty Red and knowing the next full lunar Eclipse I may miss.....

A few years ago I convinced me ol' Mum she should get up at 3AM to see a meteor shower with me.

Next morning she thanked me for insisting that she climbed out of bed for this big event.

Of course I was surprised because I had missed it, she laughed and said, " I couldnt wake you up you just snorted at me!"

Wish she was here for last nights eclipse.....she was.

What does that have to do with mothers favorite fish?

Special just that.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Back to Coconut land

New batteries, boats, motorcycles, truck.....
Gone long enough to just replace all of them and know it's the best medicine.

Blizzard conditions in the north reminded me why I've lived in Key West 40 yrs, all my adult life.

British Columbia is wonderful...Until the week before my birthday.....Halloween!

N.E. Ohio's fall motorcycle tours and Steelhead fishing in the Lake Erie Trib's SUPER.

Get out before Thanksgiving......they will hand you a shovel and ice scraper.

I'm ready for Key West flats and backcountry fishing for Pompano, Barracudas and Sea Trout.

Big Jacks and Black Tip Sharks ripping up the tackle.

Cuban lunch with my Ol Pal Todd Bowen and another pre Xmas plan to go scouting together for Trout.

30 years we have had this pre-trout lunch.....