Yesterday on my afternoon striper fishing trip. Fishing was slow, wind was blowing and I was doing my bet to improve the situation in a secluded cove out of the wind. I watch two adult bald eagles fly around the nearby point about thirty feet above the water. I point them out to my clients a remarkable sight for sure.
I have noted before that the eagles in the Saint George spend a lot of time sitting on the various ledges. Frequently mixed right in with the gulls. I have also noted that when the stripers are chasing bait on the water surface. (a very exciting event I can assure you) that the gulls are there as soon as it starts but the eagles have been there for five minutes waiting for it to start.
Over the years I have become much more relaxed about the times to start my trips. A while back I wanted every client to be on the water with me at the best time of day for success. I have realized that most are after all on vacation and a start at 6 AM is not really a lot of fun.
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