May 29 at 7:55am
Got a call Sunday morning about 11:00 about afishing trip on Monday, I told the gentelmen that Monday wasn't looking good as far as wind from Sub Tropical storm Alberto. He was in town for 2 days for a wedding and wanted to go as long as I thought it would be safe to catch a Redfish, well we definitely won't be going out to open water so I told him I'd call him back in 5 minutes and I accepted his request to put him on a nice redfish,went to try and get him some well he failed to tell me only had 4 hours to try and get it done and showed up 35 minutes late after doing Bourbon Street. He's in town from Michigan for a wedding and leaving Tuesday so off we go with some Live Bait cause Everything eats live bait right so we hit the Dam got a couple nice Trout nothing to scream about and managed 1 small Redfish. Decided to make a run out to the lower end of Flat Lake and work on some flats in the area I dropped the trolling motor and he was having trouble casting To the grass so I threw to a point flipped the baio and handed him the rod and a he's picking up the slack his cork starts to move to the left....Get ready it disappearedand I told him to set the hook,he was strapped in for hisfirst ridewith a nice Bull Red... Fishing with 7' Ethois Inshore Medeium action Castingrods and 400 series Maham reels with 30# braid. This fish fellfor a Matrix Shad Avocado color plastic Mr. Mike Kempton worked up a sweat whenI got the net out for his fish. This was a CPR fish for sure he tipped the Bogga at 27# and measured 43.5' needless to say Mr. Mike was pleased when we got him revived and swimming off hewas ready to head home.