Virginia's Eastern Shore is truly something special. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places in the mid-Atlantic, it's the spring time location for an opportunity to tangle with huge red drum...The chance for a fish of a lifetime!
The weather over the last couple of weeks provided high winds and rain with little chance to catch a nice day. Planning a trip a few days in advance was like pulling the handle of a slot machine. Numerous days of 15-20 knot winds had the water stirred up so bad at times that it was hard to see your paddle blade in the water.
Even with the hit and miss weather, I was still able to get out a handful of times. In the last two weeks I teamed up with Joe Underwood, Rob Choi, Kayak Kevin, Lee Williams, Rob Alderman, and others from Maryland. Many miles over many hours were put in for the pursuit of bull reds.
|From left to right: Kayak Kevin, Lee Williams, & Rob Alderman|
|Taking a break at Smith Island|
|A little self reflecting...|
Fishing the Eastern Shore can be very humbling to put it nicely. It can test your patience, nerves, and ability to keep on pushing. One thing is for certain though, it can happen really fast when you get on em! Joe Underwood and Kayak Kevin have had the hot hand as of late. Both have had days of landing big fish! It's great watching your buddy land a monster 30 feet away from you, but it is a huge punch in the gut when you don't hook up that day. Check out Joe Underwoods site (link) and Kayak Kevin's site (link) for their killer reports.
|Joe Underwood with a 50 1/4" citation bull red|
~See ya on the water!