Monday, July 2, 2012

Delaware Seashore State Park - Sunday

After my buddy's birthday party on Saturday, we loaded up the truck and headed further south on Route 1 to the Delaware Seashore State Park for some fishing, suntanning, and playing in the ocean on Sunday.  I don't think exact location matters too much since the nature of saltwater fishing is that is changes with tide, wind, moon phase, how much air pressure is in your tires, etc.

We aired down in the lot, maneuvered around the SUV stuck on the access ramp (air down before going out next time) and found an opening between two trucks that wouldn't crowd out either of them.  I hate being crowded out, head further up or down the beach and there will be an opening for you, otherwise you should have gotten up earlier.

I got the rods set up while my wife set up the beach stuff.  My daughter made a beeline for the water as usual.  Since I was going to target kingfish and croaker, I decided to go with a hi/lo rig baited with bloodworms on one hook and squid strips on the other until I was able to get things dialed in.

Action started out hot, as I was casting out to where the breakers were forming and reeling in slowly.  I hit two kingfish right off the bat and thought things were going to get epic in a hurry.  But as the slack low tide turned and started to come in, the action slowed down.  I had two hits that I missed that felt like more kingfish, but I will never know as I was unable to set the hook.

We had a great day on the sand.  The wind was ENE so that kept things cooler and kept the bugs at bay.  My wife got some reading done and my daughter played in the surf and we built a small sand castle together.  At the end of the day, everyone was happy.

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