I have been pretty much a striper fishing guide for the last few weeks. Now some variety, today I have a father and son fishing trip on freshwater. I am of course a little nervous to do something that I have not done for a while but I know that it will be a great day on the water. I hope to have a few pictures to post later today.
Also next week I have been asked to take a family to a salt marsh to see what lives there. That will definitely move me out of my box and help me recall all of my occasionally used marsh facts. I am looking forward to the opportunity.
I realized this morning that I have been fishing with families with young children pretty regularly for the last week or so. Last evening it was a family with an eighteen year old son and a four year old daughter. The kids are great fun to have alone because of their excitement. The difficult part is trying to balance the kid fishing with the bigger fish for the adults. The kids care about catching fish and you need to catch some pretty steadily to keep the interest up. The adults and older kids are dreaming of the big fish that I show in advertising.
Yesterday morning the fishing was not as good as the last few. In fact I never like the few days after a full moon. My current guess is that the big range of tide that we have around the moon puts a lot of sediment in the water and puts fish off some. Might be true, most likely is not, but I need a theory.