Catch date:4/28/2015 7:03:00 PM
Story date:4/28/2015 7:49:00 PM
After 2 days of skunking down in Oriental, I finally landed my first puppy drum for the table. I've only have an hour or so per day so for fishing, so I've been fishing the boat launch down the street from my house. I've done well there in the past with Speckled trout and an occasional sub-legal puppy.
This dock is on the site of an old lumber mill and the bottom is paved with old boards. Great structure for fish as well as snagging tackle. This spot had really helped my working on my jigging technique around structure but for the last couple of days I've been using a popping cork and my goto white gulp swimming mullet since I was short on time and any snag would waste precious time.
This evening on a walk with my wife down to the dock, the spot that had skunked my for the past two days that "look" that beckoned me to try it yet again. I had planned to try some other spots after our walk, but I was I drawn back to the same old spot. The third time was the charm1