Fishbuster Charters’ Captain Dave Hanson reported,”As the folks all over the country to our north endured a bone-shilling arctic blast, our weekend here brought wind and rising seas, with small craft advisories following on Monday, 11/17. Tuesday was a blustery, rainy day, culminating in low temps into the 40’s overnight, with a chilly, windy Wednesday to follow. I remained in port, hoping for seas to calm in time for my next scheduled trip at week’s end.
Thursday was warmer and sunny, but still blustery, with high seas, and my planned offshore trip canceled. Friday morning, 11/21, was drizzly and windy, but Dave and Diane Carey and son, Dan, who had hoped to fish offshore, traded those plans for a calm, inshore trip in lower Hickory Bay, where the family used live shrimp to catch and release three redfish to 17 3/4 inches and five sheepshead shorts. They boxed a 15 1/2-inch sheepshead and a 21-inch black drum.
Darren and Linda Rachman and Linda’s mom, Paula, fished inshore with me on a very windy Saturday morning, 11/22, using live shrimp to lure three keeper sheepshead to 14 inches and a 16 ½-inch black drum into the fish cooler The trio released several smaller sheepshead.”