ahhh. finally got a couple of days to return to long point. Only two nights, but the weather was gorgeous, the bite was hot, and I slept and ate well. Jacks, blues and ladyfish were screaming. Particularly at dawn and dusk, but I found a great bite on gambler shads in the mid afternoon too. I wore my arm out.
Saw the space shuttle launch at 6:21am, it was still dark out, and I was on the water listening to the countdown over the radio. There were lots of families in the half full campground due to local spring break. I shared some food and fishing stories with an Apopka family camping two spaces over – the kids attend Lake Brantley HS, one of Gina’s local crew team rivals.
Boat ran well, but I’m postponing a needed $700 powerhead overhaul.