Went out to catch some togs with Darek Dabbs who's fresh back from Iraq serving in the VA National Guard this morning out of LC. Beautiful Friday, like very few lately with calm seas and low winds out of the West. We head straight for the HiRise thinking everyone else will hit the islands. We were second to set up and anchored off of the pilings with a smoking incoming current with blue crabs and calm seas. 5 minutes into fishing I got my first tog, a 16 in. throw back and the party began. We caught fish after fish mostly 16-17 in. keeping the 20 in. males from 9:00 am till the current switched at 11:00 all in the same set of pilings. We repositioned behind the pilings with the current and kept catching but not as fast. Ended the day catch 35+ fish and keeping our creel of eight. I've never caught so many togs in my life and all on the same pilings. Unbelievable! And Darek and I really needed this. I haven't gotten to fish much this year since I'm professoring now at Liberty U. in Lynchburg as well as seeing my client caseload and we're just coming to the end of the spring semester and of course Darek is fresh back from Iraq. This was also the first I've gotten my boat out since December and it performed beautifully now with new steering and all. I'm sore as hell now and need to soak my weary muscles. Darek's got some more pictures he'll send me.
Here's our fish at the dock. 6 males 2 females 5+lbs each.
Here's the LCAC's that passed us closely as we headed out this morning.