Adios Winter – Looks like an early spring in Carolina

After several days of low pressure and high winds, we finally got a real taste of spring yesterday. Air temps in the 70’s, light winds, and sunny skies – oh yeah! Once the morning fog lifted, the fish decided to put on a show.  We saw something yesterday that I haven’t seen in our marshes since November – a group of 30 big reds tailing happily in the mud! They were completely unaware of our presence.  I wanted to grab my camera, but opted for a fly rod instead. Once cast and the water exploded – a hammer of a fish broke away and inhaled the fly! After a long, cold winter it looks like things are starting to get back to normal in the Carolina marshes. Can’t wait for summer and for our seasonal visitors to begin arriving in the creeks, bays, and ocean.