He's fussy. Won't eat crackers or bread crusts...wants only shrimp and minnows.
Had to tell him we were fresh-out.
The Ponzi scheme worked, but we were still fresh-out of shrimp and minnows.
Breeze, my foot! Once we got out of the lee of the Key we saw the winds were more like 20 kts.
We tried one semi-protected area for permit, but couldn't see any with all the wind and waves.
We moved to another location and ran smack into a bunch of muds.
Muds are areas of disturbed water that look as though someone poured a coffee milkshake into the water. They can be created by dolphins, such as this small pod in the photo above [click on any photo to enlarge], or by feeding fish; they can be just a few feet across or acres in size.
These were fish muds, so we proceeded to catch a mess of spotted seatrout, jacks, and ladyfish.
Wayne ended up taking three keeper-sized trout home to neighbors who dearly love them for dinner.
Catfish are one member of the Trashfish Grand Slam.