Wise Creek ramp?The ES is really really big. I recommend a guide for first timers in the backcountry. Now if your gonna yak around do not go alone, and if you plan on fishin in front of the islands remember you are no longer in the bay your in the ocean where there are most postively WAVES. Yes their is man eaters over there, to me that would be a non targeted species ( Im a Red drum psyco). Most of the yakers I know take the ramp at wise creek and paddle through the ditch to shorten their trip up considerably to the backside of the islands and paddle around out front when the swells allow them too. What you must realize is that when behind the islands its mostly oyster beds and not sand bars and this gets alot of people in trouble. Hence hiring a guide I would highly recommend till you learn the area. This place can hand it to you pretty quick. I suggest a chart of the seaside and a GPS for someone that does not have atleast some knowledge of what their gettin theirselves into. Have fun and be safe.
Well sounds like they saw you coming at the boat dealership and got you set up right.I think you are howling at the moon. Those shoals are no joke. I have taken some monster waves over my bow looking around that place. I have however found where the Tarpon live and some killer Drum fishing that People don't talk much about. All my fishing from the end of April till the end of October will be the barrier Island shoals and Inlets.That is what my boat is made for,18 inch draft 21 inch jack plate and can blow thru breakers that will make you crap your pants.
I think you took that the wrong way there SR. Not even sure why your all rouled up really. Anyway, all these years youre been in CA, I've been over there, I do have a boat. Definately not my first Drum.... Didn't mean to hurt your feelings but you can try to follow me one day if you like, but you might get em hurt again. Sounds like your carefull over there or learning the hard way. I've seen your boat and if your taking waves over the bow in that, you probably didn't have any business being out there. I can't remember the last time I took a wave. I flutter my throttle and keep my bow up high and keep a weather eye on the horizon arrgh and never have a problem. Anyway, I'm sure I'll see you over there this spring. Be carefull and good luck with the 5 year old.I think you should look before you leap. To say something like that shows you are either ignorant or just plain rude or both. I have crossed those shoals in conditions that I am sure a lot of boats would have been swamped in. Follow me across the shoals one time in your boat then see how much trash you talk.Be sure to wear your life jacket. Good luck catching your first citation drum. My 5 year old is looking to catch one this year also.