arrived in Tortola, BVI this early beautiful morning..walked around Roadtown… 86*.. sunny and HEAT
..start of our 45 day cruise roundtrip from Ft lauderdale to Europe.. we started our adventure with our friends Denise and Tom in our drive down to Ft Lauderdale in our packed to the brim rental van… we boarded our favorite Holland America ship, the Maasdam… met old friends onboard including Capt Henk Draper and his lovely wife Cassie… Juul and Jan Gehrman… and many members of the ships staff from previous cruises …a perfect sailaway thru Port Everglades Inlet… set our course southeast bound toward our first port of call Tortola after 2 days at sea…we should arrive there early Monday morning
headed down to Sunset Beach surf to wet a line…..passed by this group of munchers on the way to the beach at North Shore Drive.. their usual hangout….
.. didn’t have any cut bait so used some old Gulp grubs I had along with Shrimp fish-bites… the Gulp got hit a few times.. no hookups though… another pretty morning.. walkers were few…
left there and headed on over to the ICW.. saw a couple of friends.. Becky and Betty.. fishing Becky’s new pretty boat.. a very nice rig… another early season ‘snowbird’ makes its way down the Intracoastal to warmer weather …no bites for me…
another ‘kewl’ 47* early morning at sunrise in the Sunset Beach surf in s/e NC today.. headed down to the surf .. not much doing… pretty sunrise though.. a couple of net boats .. and a shrimper a bit further out… left the surf and headed to the ICW ..caught a couple of lizardfish on a gold spoon.. catch and release of course like I always do..
another ‘kewl’ 47* early morning at sunrise in s/e NC today.. headed down to the surf .. not much doing… pretty sunrise though.. a couple of net boats .. and a shrimper a bit further out… left the surf and headed to the ICW ..caught a couple of lizardfish on a gold spoon.. catch and release of course like I always do..
was a bit ‘kewler’ at 48* early this morning as I left the house and headed on over to wet a line at the ICW in Sunset Beach.. had to shelve the shorts for long pants today….same result — as the fish didn’t care the waters were ‘kewling down’ some from the HEAT of the summer–water temps down to 70*.. stopped on by the Lake on the way home.. nada… not even a bump… pretty morning though.. NO wind..
..fishermen do… tried ye olde theory ‘fish bite better in the rain’.. maybe in the drizzle but not a downpour.. was at Oyster Bay Golf Lake this early non-sunrise rainy morning.. not a hit.. I waited for ‘someone’ to join me but no where to be found…. as I was about to leave it stopped raining.. nice..
headed on down to Sunset Beach(NC) surf before Sunrise to do a lil’ surf fishing.. the fog rolled in on either side of me.. not many walkers today.. and not many fish to catch either.. stopped on by a few other non-fishy places.. at the nearby ICW and the local golf lake with the same results.. zippo… headed home but first stopped by the opposite side of the Calabash River overlooking the docks downtown..