Some how the fish gods shinned on us alittle bit, giving us a break in the weather to let us fish, just one last time for some cbass, and where else would I be but my favorite boat on the island, the Hampton Lady. Scott "catchabigone" set up this charter, his first one, and it went off flawlessly...........left the house with my boy, FrankieFillet and Rich, around 2 am, as we drive we talked about how this we probably be the last time out for cbass since the weather wasn't looking to good for sat, anticipation was running high bc, nobody has been out since Tuesday and with the blow for the last couple days we knew the bite should be good, little did we know how GOOD. Got to the boat around 315, to find most people where al ready there waiting to steam off, got on the boat to light winds and a nice warm night,,,,,felt more like an early fall night, then the end of December, lines off at 4 and I nice 3 hr steam, I settled in to get alittle shut eye, when we got to the spot, it was still alittle dark and capt Jim set the hook, I knew the bit wouldn't start to heat up till the sun was fully up, but when we set down, rich immediately hooked up, nice biscuit came up and I knew that today was gunna be special, as the morning went in the weather stayed spectacular and the fishing was just out right Fu#%^ng stupid....... The 3 of us limited out early and went on to play with jigs and catch and released as many cbass as we wanted.......as the day went on, I noticed a kid named Jeff, that I met for the first time yesterday, nit catching to many fish, if at all, he was using a set up with mono, and couldn't really feel the fish, soi lent him one of my custom set up with some braid and told him to try that, he was now feeling the bite, but couldn't really , connect, so when Jim set up for the second drop, I told him to move rit next to me, I fasted out my rod, and hooked up immediately, I gave him the rod to reel in the fish, and fasted his rod out, hooked ur right away again, at this point he just got the other fish to the surface so I handed off the rod again,,,,,,we did this for the next 20 minutes and it really made his day, his tote was filled in no time, now I told him it was time for him to do iton his own,, and he got the hook of it, catching mulitple on is own after woods, on the way in I got to talking to him alittle more and he told me that this was his first fishing trip on a boat in is life, and he said he will be on many more now bc of this one.
In ending this long report, I would like to give thanks, thanks to Capt Jim, who in the 2 years I have fished with him, has never disappointed me, not just with fishing, but with service and just whith how of an good upstanding guy he is, the mates CRAIG Anthony and Joe , couldn't say more good things about u guys, always there when u need a hand, and a laugh, glad u guys are around, also don't wanna forget about Glenn, man was he something else, another great year in the books on the HAMPTON LADY, 2011 had a lot of big fish, and I'm sure 2012 will be even
better, see u guys for some cod