Sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered. Just getting out on the water, taking a nice and leisurely pace and enjoying what mother nature has to offer can ease the stresses of everyday life away. That’s what I did this weekend. I loaded up my gear, grabbed some bait from my local tackle shop, and headed to the kayak launch. When I pulled up to the launch, I noticed a long time friend of mine, Jason, was already there and out on the water so I gave him a quick call to see where he was fishing and how the bite had been.
We chatted for a couple minutes and I let him know where I’d planned on wetting a few lines. I unloaded all my gear and pushed off, heading back into Browns Creek he was fishing and how the bite had been. We here in Jacksonville, FL. I set myself up, and quickly had a couple lines in the water. Before long, I had a fish on, and landed a nice jack crevalle, then got into a mess of croakers. I looked over and noticed Jason paddling my way. It seems he’d been ran off his spot because of dolphins cruising back & forth where he was fishing. He anchored up a little ways off, and got his lines in the water. It wasn’t long before his rod doubles over and he’s got himself a nice fish on. Of course, the redfish tried it’s best to tangle every line that we had out, but Jason was able to still land him an get a nice pic of a great looking 29″ redfish. A few minutes later I got my redfish of the day with a nice 20″ red. We hung out there for the better part of the day, just simply hanging out and catching up with each other. We ended up with a mixed bag of redfish, trout, flounder, mangrove snapper, croakers, and jack crevalle before calling it a day. Great day on the water catching, but an even better day hanging out with an old friend.