Well as the title says, time flies. 5 days have come and gone since I managed to get back on here and I haven’t posted a thing. It has been busy though. My twin brother(yes there are 2 of us) arrived Friday morning from the great white north (Pennsylvania), he and I fished Saturday, I was in the shop Sunday and Monday, and today we wired up Franks’s elevator. English John is returning to England tomorrow evening after a 12 week visit that started Dec. 11th and we’ve been wondering where that time flew off to, and last but not least starting tomorrow we’re getting ready for and going to the Bonita Beach boat show through Sunday. This will be our last boat show for the season and takes us right up to the annual tent sale at Fishin Franks which is March 15th. I think we actually get a break after that and I intend to spend as much time as possible on the water after that. The only thing I can offer in the way of fishing stories and advice is hit the river and break out the shrimp and jig-heads. My brother and I had a great day Saturday out there on the Peace River and although we didn’t bring any in we caught plenty of red fish and snook. They’re there for the taking for those of you that don’t do catch and release. Lots of really big ladyfish too for some poor man’s tarpon fishing and stocking up on some chunk bait. Anyway, if any of you are down Bonita Beach way over the next 4 or 5 days, swing into the boat show and pay us a visit.
As we now know everything actually worked and I am now officially back on the blog. The only problem is that I am now gw3058 instead of Greg, Capt Greg , or any of the other terms of endearment commonly used when referring to yours truly. I think I’m going to have to ask Mallory if she knows how to change that. It has been a while since my last blog and I have actually been fishing several times since, twice in the last few days, Saturday and Tuesday,with the mad Englishman or maybe that was a mad dog and an Englishman. Anyway, it was English John and myself. We did both days up on the Peace River and actually did fairly well. Saturday we got into some nice reds, in the 26″ size, and some fairly decent trout with the best being a 24″ fatty. Of course we also caught a few kitties and a ray or two but that’s pretty much a given on the river when you’re fishing shrimp on a jig-head. Tuesday wasn’t quite as good since we caught reds in the rat variety but we bent the rods a lot and actually got into a pile of bait thieving small mangrove snapper. We found them at the San Soucci trestle when we went to reconnoiter the snook situation. Can’t say that we found any snook there but lots of the bait thieves. The water temps are coming up pretty good in the river right now. I was reading 77.8 degrees pretty much everywhere I ran yesterday. Gonna be coming down out of the river early if it keeps going up. I will be hitting the river Saturday in search of that keeper snook since season for them opens then. White bait would be great but I’m not running south to get them. Shrimp on a jig-head and a few old favorite lures will probably be the extent of the arsenal. Might even take along a few freshwater shiners in a bucket. They won’t last long once they hit the saltwater but they only have to last long enough to hook up that keeper snook. Got the butter and lemon pepper ready to go. Good luck everyone.
Well, after several weeks of unsuccessful invitations from Frank to get back onto the new blog, I broke down tonight and called Mallory and she filled me in on what to do to get back up and running…we think. Technology is such a wonderful thing, said no person over(well never mind over what age) ever. Frank and I both were stymied even as much as he has learned and does on the computer these days. Thank goodness for young computer literate people, that would be you Mallory. Now for the big acid test, will this actually post?