Fishing with Dana and John 7/20/2020by Capt Juls on 07/20/20
The sun is coming up later now, so I was able to leave the house a little later this morning too. I headed into town to gas up and get ice for the cooler at 5am. Then, I headed over to Mazurik's to meet my crew at 5:30.
Dana, a retired Fish Hatcheries Biologist with the ODNR, and his friend John, showed up a little early, so I told them that we would wait until I could see the waves a little better, since there was a wind out of the west and we would be heading NE.
We launched a little before 6am and headed up towards the spot I spent the last two trips at, but stopped a couple miles short of the line this time. The Ulterra was deployed and I checked to see if the kicker would be needed since there were big enough waves to surge us. I decided to put the waves on the corner of the port side stern, to control the speed better, and used the kicker for speed.
We started out slow that first hour, but it picked up and we went a couple of miles east of where we started before turning the boat on a southerly pass instead of continuing further east. Both directions were productive, but the southerly pass might have been just a bit more so.
It was the same program as the past two trips, so I'm not going to bother repeating myself here. The info can easily be found. :)
Dana, John, and I will be fishing again tomorrow, but it might be a later start due to the NE winds in the morning. Not sure where we are launching yet either. We might go west, so we might launch out of Catawba.