Sometimes you just have to drop whatever youre doing and go fishing. Call in sick, take a vacation day, cancel the dentist appointment, postpone that emergency appendectomy (well, OK, maybe not that), but do (almost) whatever it takes to break loose and enjoy some aqua-therapy.
Our boat was drifting on a cobalt-blue sea about 220 over a limestone-capped, coralline-encrusted mountain. We were out to catch what our skipper, Tommy Pellegrin, called Cocodrie exotics a term he uses to describe the big variety of reef fish he catches from natural bottoms.
So Im sitting in the middle of the lake with Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry Scroggins as he chats boat-to-boat with a fellow tournament pro, when the telltale flipping, splashing and ravenous commotion signalled schooling bass even before we turned our heads for visual confirmation.