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Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for December 18th, 2013

Capt Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

December 15, 2013
My thoughts today are about a movie that Lucy and I watched recently. The Prestige. It's about two very competitive magicians and their obsessions with magic.
The movie taught me that there are three important parts of a magic performance... the set-up, the turn (where something exciting happens) and the prestige, (where the audience realizes that the magician has succeeded in "putting one over on them") Another theme within the story is that the artist Never reveals the "secret" to performing his trick.
Never!   What I recently concluded is that the Magician's trick and a local angler friend’s performance have something in common.  You see, I've been aggressively fishing and studying fishing here on the island for a few years... I've fished with charter boats, fished with the "old-timer locals" that know all the tricks, and sought advice from every fisherman that I could get to talk to me.
I'm seriously studying and trying to learn to fish with the best! (No, I'm not an expert, but I’m getting better!) Anyway, not too long ago I awakened with a crazy idea for catching more fish, and I couldn't get it out of my mind.
So I asked my favorite local charter captain what he thought of it, and I tell you "his face lit up". All he told me was "Try it. Go ahead and try it!" Those were his words, but I could see in his expression that my idea was sound... he knew it would work! I had discovered one of his "Secrets"!
He would never confirm what I'd discovered, and out of great respect for him I wouldn't even think of pressing him for any further information. But I'd come up with the idea on my own! And it is now My secret. My Prestige! And I will Never disclose it!
I know there are more Christmas parties going on than there are fishing trips this time of year, but I tell you there are still fish to be caught!  Red Drum, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Sea Mullet.
If it’s a half way decent day, get out there and fish for ‘em!  I even had a flounder gigger tell me he’s still picking up nice flounder, when the tide and wind are right.
I hope your Christmas will be special.
Wishing you the best,
Capt Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

(Pictured Above): Recently heard that Ribbon fish are good to eat.  Really???

Shane and Ricky had a good day with Capt Jeff Wolfe this week.

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