To put this report simply, we’ve been catching the hell out of them, and everything has been on artificials. The popping corks are getting most of the bites, but we’ve had some beautiful topwater bites and had a few eat some crankbaits. We’ve been catching double digits and then some on most days. Hurricane Flo is a real inconvenience to say the least, but I’m hoping her effects on the fishing are minimal and we can resume catching as soon as possible with little to no effect on their location and habit.
Although I feel like a real wuss for canceling tomorrow’s charter (Wed morning) because I know in my gut that these fish will be chewing in an epic fashion, I need the time to get my three boats, loose items, and everything else secure before the big blow. We won’t be fishing through Sunday (7 total charters cancelled/and/or rescheduled between Wed and Sunday), we’re hoping to be back out on the water Monday. We’ll see. There’s a huge level of uncertainty running a business that is mostly dependent on factors that are out on my control; however, we’ve learned to go with the “FLO” and do the best we can. After all, the best we can do is all that you should expect!
Please be safe and treat this storm with the upmost respect. I am 14′ up and on the water and my intention, like most other coastal residents, is to ride it out; however, I don’t have any intention on facing an eastern eye wall of a strong Category 4 storm, so our bags are packed in case we need to run to the western.