Chief’s Musings, Tall Tales
& Fishing Report
Hey there, my Friends. It’s time for another visit! So here we are, suffering through the dog days of summer.
It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s been a wetter than usual summer. But that’s ok. There are fish to be caught, and I love helping out with that.
This heat and abundant precipitation bring a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson to mind. He stated, “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
In my, sometimes simple, way of thinking is directly related to my musings from this visit. We simply cannot plan exact times and locations
multiple days ahead of time, during the current weather patterns.
We do not know if the rain showers and thunderstorms will be first thing in the morning, or a more classic summer afternoon event.
As usual, I highly recommend keeping your eyes (and thoughts) glued to the forecast and RADAR.
In example, just this past week, I had to delay departure twice, once up until early afternoon. Oh, we caught fish
and my guests seemed to be ecstatic with the production. And just this past Sunday, we sat around for several hours,
hoping for a break for a short trip. Needless to say, the trip never occurred as cats and dogs (perhaps a cow too)
were coming down from the darkened sky. The whole point of my droning is to just be flexible.
Keep an eye on the sky; take what opportunities Mother Nature and the big guy upstairs is willing to give.
Take advantage of those gifts and enjoy! Soon, I will depart on vacation.
I am looking forward to a few days of chasing some very healthy Brook Trout in the mountains.
But don’t worry, I will always have time for our visits. I’ll be semi-off the grid, but you’ll still have my tall tales to (hopefully) amuse you.
I do like our visits.
For this edition’s report:
INSHORE: Aside from the thunderstorms of late, all inshore species have been biting. They are not thick yet,
but we are beginning to see the first inklings of the annual bull run.
This is a perfect time to explore and learn new areas.
Get out there and enjoy the gift of the outdoors.
OFFSHORE: The Yellowfin Tuna are really producing lately! Red Snapper season is in full swing.
And let me tell you this, some of the biggest
Mangrove Snapper I have seen in many, many years are being brought back to the docks,
as well as a pretty decent bee-liner bite.
Well, I’m about out of room for this edition.
Thank you for taking time out of your day and visiting with me again.
Always remember: “your next time fishing will be the best trip of your life…until the next one.”.
Until next time, my Friends.
From the bayou….tight lines and safe boating to all!