Monday, May 4, 2009

Edisto Island Vacation

I just returned from my family vacation to Edisto Island, SC yesterday. It was my first trip to this island, and it was quite nice. I had a guide trip scheduled, however just before leaving the guide contacted me to tell me that he had to cancel due to engine trouble on his boat. So, I guess it was for the best since nobody wants to be stranded in some of those backwater areas at the mercy of the tides. It was a very enjoyable trip and we even did a little fishing. However, the best parts were watching Trey and his cousin Bryce play on the beach for the first time and seeing dad enjoy himself fishing each day..
Trey and Bryce Playing

My parents also went along as well as my long time friend Scott and his girlfriend. It was a very enjoyable experience and we even managed to catch some fish from the surf.
Dad with one of his whiting

Scott's catch of the week

Not only was the weather beautiful, upper 70's with zero rain all week, but the resort was very beautiful.
Lagoon Footbridge

Edisto Island Lagoon

Upon arrival back in Knoxville, I found out that there has been significant rainfall while I was away. So much water that many of the tailwaters are expected to be blown out for the next week or so. And it is right smack in the middle of the sulfur hatch on the Clinch River. Hopefully, all this water will not end any chance of a hatch before it begins. I plan on trying to hit the water as soon as I return from business trip to Missouri, and have a report on here for you. Until then I plan on tying up lots of BHPT and split case nymphs in preparation.

Until next time, tight lines and God Bless.


David Knapp said...

Travis, glad you had a good trip and even managed a little fishing... Did you rent a kayak or anything like that to fish from?

Travis said...

We didn't rent a kayak, nor did I even break out the fly rod. Amy got sick on the second day, and I really didn't need to get too far away from the house if she needed me.

19" Clinch River Brown