Teamed up with Kingfish and Buddah to search for the “wily, elusive” sacalait (white perch) this past Sunday.
*Cloudy / cool day = good (for white perch fishing)
*Winds under 10 mph = good enough
*5-6 bridges within paddling distance that provide structure that holds sacalait = cool!
*Muddy water due to recent rains = bad
*Advice from the owner of the bait shop to only buy about 15 minnows per person when the limit on sacalait here is 50 fish = REALLY bad.
*Paddling, exploring, and fishing with a couple of cooperative guys who each had a great sense of humor… priceless!
<br /> Thankfully the company was great cuz the fishing stunk! <br /> Everyone brough a sense of humor and a cooperative and playful attitude. We had great fun picking on each other. Grandpa, the fashion guy, and the sucky guide shared chuckles all day. <br /> <br /> Buddah's new Tarpon 140 is a sharp boat. When he wasn't looking I drooled on it. <br /> <br /> Kingfish's Pungo 140 is as fast as Buddah's T-140 and I had trouble keeping up in my lil Scout despite the fact that I'm in excellent shape (*cough-cough* "Ya'll hold up a second... I gotta light another one").<br /> <br /> Anyone ever eat thistles? Beware... there's a lil flowering weed that looks a lot like a young thistle. It taste like crap! I'm afraid Kingfish will never trust me again when it comes to edible wild stuff again. ;o) Whoops!<br /> <br /> Good thing I couldn't find any edible wild mushrooms.<br />