Today I had Jeff and Randy out for a 6 hour trip out of St. Simons Island. We were fishing inshore but they really wanted to get a few Sheepshead to go with some Trout and Reds. I’ve been on some Sheepshead inshore lately and with the wind blowing from the Northeast at 15 this morning I didn’t think the reef was a good idea.
We had to put the boat in 4 wheel drive a couple of times to get where we were going but it was worth it in the long run. The Sheepshead were there and we snatched a few out and missed plenty more. There were a couple of Trout in there with the Sheepies but we decided to head out to find a better Trout bite.
Stop 2 was a trusty Trout drop that I have been fishing lately. There were a few fish there and we picked off a little Redfish but we decided it was best to move on down the bank. The I-Pilot did its job moving us down the bank and holding us in place when we found a school of fish. We picked Trout off steadily for the next couple of hours before heading out.
Stop 3 was to take a quick look at a Redfish spot that I haven’t looked at in a while. The Reds weren’t home, but a very nice Sheepshead was! He was around 6 or so pounds and the last fish of the day.
We fished pretty hard for these fish, but in February I’ll take it every day and twice on Sunday.