Today I fished with Larry M. and his 10 year old daughter Aubrey. Today’s’ trip was Aubrey’s request for her birthday. When Larry called to book the fishing charter he let me know that Aubrey was the angler of the two and they just wanted to catch fish. It was exciting to me that a 10 year old girl wanted to spend time with her Dad fishing for her birthday and for the goal of the day just to catch fish, any fish, was awesome.
We started the day with my 21 foot skiff “Lisa Ann” loaded with live thread-fin shad and 200 crickets. We started the morning targeting surface schooling Hybrids since I had been seeing the schools earlier in the week with previous clients. After only 1 hook-up in the first hour, it was obvious the high week-end boat traffic had the fish spooked. We made the call to escape the crowds and hide out in a creek and target some bream beds. This was a rare occasion for the week after Labor Day as it was the “Blue Moon”, not to happen again for another year and a half. We were not disappointed, the big bull Bream were busy guarding beds. Many crickets later we had the live well full of fish and the promise of a soon to come fish fry. I couldn’t resist swapping the crickets out for a lively shad flipped in around boat docks and the Spotted Bass were there to help make more birthday memories for a well deserving little girl and her Dad!