Finally caught a few in the tidal flood, by Kevin Eastman

Sunday night the high tide was after dark but we had a nice east wind that brought the water in early so I launched for a sunset cruise to the flats. I found a couple of nice reds that came home with me for dinner. I got the last one just as the lights went out and had a nice paddle home in the moon light.

I got out again this morning for few more hours and the fish were on the flats. The water was calm as glass and no wind to speak of so conditions were perfect. It’s not too often it’s that nice for the floods this time of year. I missed number of them but did manage to get a couple of more before the water receded.

I finally got around to make a better standing platform for my seat. It’s a bit longer so I can move a bit better than with my shorter one.



A pair of reds on the new DIY standing platform




DIY fly rod rack designed for stand up fishing


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4 thoughts on “Finally caught a few in the tidal flood, by Kevin Eastman”

  1. Thanks Kevin,

    Congratulations on your successful fishing trip! Indeed, it’ been such a long time 🙂

    The new poling & casting platform looks great, both from a design and woodworking standpoint. As much as I appreciate the technical advantages of Trex and MDO, when it comes to looks nothing beats quality wood.


  2. Beautiful reds Kevin. 🙂

    Looks like dinner was going to be yummy!


    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.

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