Friend of The New Angler, Alex Rella, sent us this report. We appreciate his contribution to the site and hope to see many more in the future…
Haven’t been able to get out much lately due to bad weather and general crap life throws at you but the Big Bend fishing is really en fuego at the moment. The pelagic species have started to filter in which is always a welcome addition, and the inshore bite is great from what I have heard. For the last two months it seems like we have been in this vicious weather cycle for us gainfully employed folk, where the weather is fantastic during the week and then blowing 25mph out of the west with Small Craft Advisories on the weekend. Well I got tired of playing that game…….so we set up a mid-week Tuesday trip. The crew consisted of Sergio (aka the bucket pooper), my father, my boss, and myself.
Saturday, March 31st, my buddy BJ and myself decided we wanted to hit up Cedar Key. I was excited because early in the week the weather reports were phenomenal. Light wind (7 to 9 mph), little to no rain, and a high tide of 9:55 am. The only thing that didn’t change from the Monday forecast for Saturday and the actual weather was the tide. It went from no rain to 30% chance and scattered thunderstorms. Not to mention the wind decided to up its game to 15 to 20. I knew this would be the case on Friday, but my decision making skills when it comes to deciding to fish or not are rather sub-par.
Damn. We’re losing all the great ones these days. “When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go. Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico…”
While overhearing me speak about a book or a favorite author to an acquaintance or friend, I frequently here comments of “Wow, you don’t strike me as a reader”. Or “When did they start including words in coloring books?” I guess you don’t look like someone who reads unless you hang out in coffee shops, sport black rim spectacles and bitch about any and everything under the sun. While it bothers me none that I don’t put off the vibe of a bibliophile, I do enjoy suggestions from people about good books to check out. Read more..