Hmmm….January 18, 2016 was really my last blog….damn. Okay so we have had an interesting summer. We started out pretty busy, then had a lull in June and hustled hard in July and August. As always we are very thankful for all the support and business we have received from you guys.
The fishing for the early part of the season was pretty good on flounder and spotty on Redfish…pun intended. We had a lot of good fishing trips. We had some that were dry runs. That is fishing. I always want to have clients catch fish but it’s more important that the client knows we care about their trip.
We have had some great paddling tours. Tours are always fun poking around the marsh looking for whatever you stumble across. I love the laid back vibe of most tours. Folks just wanting to spend some time on a slow ride through nature.
I have fished a little more on my own later this summer. Turned down a few chances to take folks, just to have some time to explore on my own. Never really intended to lose my own fishing by taking others but it some ways that happens. If you were one of the folks that I told to try so and so, while I was fishing sorry, but sometime a Pirate just needs to look for treasure without help.
Things that I noticed this year. More folks owned their own kayaks and wanted to paddle them. It was very cool to see the different set up that showed up at the ramp. We shared ideas and talked rigging. Lots of new folks entering the sport and that is super cool. While so many owning kayaks may have an adverse impact on some of our business, it is really cool to see the sport exploding. I know several guys fished with me one day and then tried the rest of the week on their own. I had a good time sharing their trips, normally texting back and forth on how they were coming along.
Ready to pound some reds as we move into the fall. The reds are going to get a little more predictable if they follow normal suit for us. We will be chasing them either way. Look for us to crank out a few more videos, as I have gotten very interested in the video editing and look forward to improving the visual aspect of marketing our kayak business.
That is enough for now, let’s get tight on an oversize slot fish and take a sleigh ride.
30 years of Law Enforcement and never felt like I worked a day, Because I loved my job. Made choosing a second career difficult. But combining fishing, kayaking, and people into a Guide Service just seemed to fit.