The Urschel clan joined me once again for a half day charter. With grandad providing gentle coaching, both grandkids combined to catch redfish and flounder using mud minnows under popping corks. Things got really exciting when we moved out to bigger water. After a barrage of sharks eating blue crab, things slowed until really big fish started to eat whole croaker. Had to get on the engine to track down one gigantic cow nosed ray. Another unseen creature snapped the rod over and completely spooled one of our reels before we could do anything about it. Quite a day!
Just finished our annual trip to the Madison river in Southwest Montana. Warm days and clear water combined to produce the best fishing of the last decade. Trout were rising from dawn to dusk and eagerly feeding. Grey parachute adams dry flies with bead headed prince nymph droppers were the ticket and produced countless rainbows and browns. Can’t wait until next year!