Trip Date: 11/12/2022
It's great to be back on the water again! My mother-in-law turned 90 on Sunday, so our family hosted a 90th birthday party for her, and it was a smashing success! She was so happy and emotional seeing everyone that came to be with her!
My brother-in-law and his family all flew in on Friday from Texas to be a part of his mother's birthday celebration. They wanted to surprise their son-in-law, Tony, by setting up this trip while they were in town to attend the party. We weren't sure if the trip was going to happen because Hurricane Nicole decided to pay us a visit two days before fishing, and one day before they arrived.
My usual launching place was closed due to damage from the storm, however, after a few phone calls and texts, I learned that the ramp at Devil's Elbow Fishing Resort was still open for business. At low tide, the water levels were very high, and there was very little boat traffic on the river that morning. It was overcast and cool, and the perfect time to enjoy some sightseeing and fishing. Tony caught a redfish, two mangrove snapper, and a very excitable ladyfish that came dancing out of the water! After our fun on the water, Joe treated us to a very delicious lunch at one of my favorite Palm Coast restaurants, Captain's BBQ. It's great to be back on the water again!
Trip Date: 5/22/2022
Although I am recovering from knee surgery and am not yet ready to take my boat out, I was able to fish with my friend PauI on his boat. We had a really great time today. He caught a small redfish. I followed up with an oyster cluster and a small flounder. It was windy and overcast, but very relaxing to be back on the water. Getting in and out of the boat was easier than putting my shoes on. We followed up the day by having a great lunch at Captain's BBQ!
Trip Date: 2/6/22
I took my great nephew fishing this past Sunday. He caught his first fish, a bream. He was so excited and we had a great time! A great blue heron flew right over his head and he loved it!
Trip Date: 1/1/22
Happy New Year! Time for another trip around the Sun!