Despite it being 4th of July weekend and knowing there was going to an insane amount of boat traffic I decided the weather was going to be too nice to not take out the yaks. I paddled a total of 7 miles and did 2-3 hours of fishing. My girlfriend and I actually did pretty well. We fished Davis Canal to try to stay clear of some of the traffic. We got out there early and right off I had a solid hit on a 3" Gulp shrimp. I set the hook and a nice red starts peeling drag. After a good 5 minutes I thought he was tired out, and I pull him up to scoop the net under him. As soon as he saw the boat he went under it, and he got half a second without the proper tension on the line and was gone. O well...that's fishing and he took advantage of me not being completely used to the yak yet. Fighting a fish while paddling and trying to net him at the same time takes a little getting used to. We still had a good day though, and we caught a total of six flounder and lost a few others. No doormats today, but the biggest one was decent size at 18.5". They were all on the 3" Gulp shrimp, which are pretty much amazing, and they hold up really well. We used the chartreuse gulp minnows too, but the twister tales kept getting bitten off by pinfish and small blues.
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