I soon realized I was basically going to be his transportation for this trip. He confirmed this when we reached the first overhead light in the bay by saying “Can you turn a little more to the left? I can’t cast at this angle.” A first cast, another dink. He was throwing a 2” swim shad. While he was casting, I tied on a Yo-zuri 3D minnow. Second cast on the Yo-zuri landed a small speck. This continued for a few more minutes before I switched to a 4” sand eel in glow/chartreuse to try to pick up something of size. A couple of hits but no takers.
We moved on to the far west end where there were two large overhead lights. He kept throwing his 2” shad and getting hit every cast. Mostly small specks with a few decent sized sand trout, all released. I spent most of my time keeping him in line with his targeted area so he could more easily cast to his spot. School starts next week so this is one of our last summer outings so I wanted to make sure he had a good time.
We ended the night with a keeper speck and a couple of flounder, all consumed at dinner last night. The question came up which fish do I like better. My response was to me it is like comparing a NY strip to a ribeye. Depends in the mood I am in. So fellow anglers, which fish do you prefer on your table?