I took my buddy Mark out on Saturday night (11/15/02). After a couple break offs from monster fish he managed to land a 45 inch 39 pound redfish on 15 pound test. We went out Monday night (11/18/02) to watch the Leonid meteor shower and catch another monster. We managed to catch two more monsters redfish for Photo Page 11 but the state record still stays beyond my grasp.
I went out with Ron on Saturday (11/23/02) we watched the shuttle launch and added two more big redfish on Photo Page 11 including Ron’s personal best.
I didn’t get a chance to get out and do any fishing Thanksgiving weekend.
On Saturday night (12/7/02) I managed to catch a 42” redfish but the camera wasn’t working so I didn’t get a picture of it.
I went out on Saturday night (12/21/02) and caught a 34” redfish.
I spent January, February and most of March filling my freezer with shrimp. I now hove no space left to store shrimp so I’m back fishing at night.
On 3/29/03, I took Eric from Atlanta out to visit my fish that have recently returned to their summer locations. We had a good trip boating three reds from 26” to 29”. Pictures of Eric with his fish are on Photo Page 12.
On 4/2/03 I got invited to go with Jason on a real flatsboat. I put Jason on some reds and he managed to boat a nice 27 1/2” Red. Jason’s fish is on the bottom of Photo Page 12.
On 4/26 and 27/03, Linda and I drove the boat from Daytona to St. Augustine with 3 other boats. We stayed in St. Augustine overnight and surveyed a lot of new spots to fish. Nothing like a 120 mile round trip to blow the carbon out of the motor.
On 5/4/03 I made a quick trip out to the lagoon to catch a few fish for myself for a change. I managed to catch two slightly oversized reds and came home early. I finally perfected a way to take pictures of my fish while I’m by myself so I don’t have to take pictures of fish laying in the bottom of the boat any more. I put the pictures of them on Photo Page 13.
On 5/10/03, I made my last shrimping trip for the season. It’s all fishing now till next year. I usally have to resist the temptation to shrimp October through December because thats when I catch the biggest reds.
On 5/18/03, I got out there early to practice up on my daytime tactics. The waether was perfect with rain clouds threatening all around me. I caught two reds just over 27* right before dark. Pictures of those two reds are on the bottom of Photo Page 13.
On 5/25/03, I got out there early again to try to catch a few fish before dark. I caught a 23” Red and a 26” Trout before dark but the bigger fish came out after the sun went down. Later that evening I caught a 30” red and a 27” Red. They are the first four pictures on Photo Page 14.
On 5/28/03, Linda and I went out for a while. Linda caught a 25” Red and I caught a 25 1/2” Trout. The are the last two pictures on Photo Page 14.
On 5/31/03. I went out fishing even thought the wind was blowing about 25 mph. Should have stayed home all I caught were trash fish.
On 6/6/03, Linda and I headed to Ponce Inlet for a change of scenery. I caught 8 Redfish from 27” to 31” in about 3 hours. I had to make Photo Page 15 bigger just to hold them all.
On 6/14/03, I caught my biggest fish to date. This redfish was 48” and weighed 47.5 pounds. Thats just 3 pounds under the Florida Redfish record. I am going to break the state record soon. I used this fish picture to make my new Home Page logo.
After that big one, I decide to get a FCC Amateur Radio Ham Radio License. As of January, 2004 I am now a Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator. My callsign is W4KDB. I am working on a website for my new hobby as well. It is located at www.qsl.net/w4kdb.
On 01/02/04, hoping that after 4 months off the water I hadn’t lost my touch, I managed to get out and catch two Reds one was 28 1/2” and the other was 34”. They are on Photo Page 16.
I’ll be out there again next saturday night. Stop back by and check out what I catch.
While your here don’t forget to sign my guest book .