Seeing spots

January 13, 2009 by John - No Comments

My wife and I headed out yesterday for a quick trip to a local bay. Extreme low tides had exposed most of the bottom, forcing schools of hungry speckled trout into narrow channels. We had a ball catching them hand over fist on light tackle. We stopped counting at around 45 “specks.” Other fish occasionally joined the party – including jack, bluefish, gafftopsail catfish and ladyfish – and we hooked a beautiful starfish and a funky sea cucumber that sprayed the deck with fluorescent purple ink. Raccoons, diving ospreys, a host of water birds and a group of bald eagles added some visual spice. The chilly weather gave way to a warm sun, the perfect backdrop for a great day together.