Eric and Paul enjoyed some excellent light tackle fishing today.  We ended up with about 20 puppy drum, keeping 2 slot fish for dinner and a limit of 17-21 inch trout.  We threw back a few more trout and enjoyed pretty steady action all day.  The boys brought their fancy spinning reels, and I got to try out a Shimano Stella for the first time today.  Using it was like sipping a fine whisky or drinking a fine wine.  It looks as if I might be down a few hundred bucks in the near future…… far the finest spinning reel I’ve ever used.   When I picked up my Stradic after catching a few fish on the Stella, it felt like I was using a Walmart special.   Pretty cool but what made it even cooler was a fat 20″ speckled trout on the other end.

Eric with a nice trout

Paul with a tagged drum. The fish was tagged in Virginia.

Eric with a pup on his Stella.