The final day hunting in the remote marshes of Louisiana produced some spectacular sight fishing for Red and Black Drum. With cobalt blues skies and tea colored water I managed to put 10 Reds and 7 Blacks between 15 and 34 Lbs. into Captain Marty’s net. Several of the fish that were 40+ inches in length had extraordinary girth due to their “holiday season” gorging prior to the colder winter months.
The elusive Redzilla was spotted and as we approached in stealth mode I placed a perfect 50 foot cast about 8 Ft. ahead of the fish. Unfortunately, he just kept swimming and completely ignored my streamer. Obviously the fish didn’t get this big by being easily duped by a white Zonker.
The first week of January, Katie and I are off to the Amazon jungle to target peacock bass and any other exotic species we can coax to a fly. Pictures to follow.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Ho, Ho, Ho.