Home in Port Charlotte
High of 82, cold front coming tonight
I spent the work week in Virginia and arrived home today at 2:30PM. At 3:30 I made the quick decision to launch the boat for a couple of hours. I trailered it over to the Charlotte Beach Complex and was fishing by 4:00. There's a front moving through tonight that will bring us some weekend rain and cooler temps but tonight it was gorgeous out there. Warm temps and a cool breeze of about 10 knots. I pinned down among the mangroves but didn't have any luck there. I pulled the anchor pin and just drifted with the incoming tide. I deployed the trolling motor and used that to counter the breeze and tide.
In 2 hours I caught and landed a small trout, flounder, catfish and a ladyfish. Nice little variety for a spontaneous trip. I enjoyed a few cold beverages out there and the sunset was my dessert. Here's a few pictures from my private happy hour. Click on pictures for full screen.