Armed with a half dozen or so live shrimp leftover from my morning charter, I hit the banks of Ormond Beach for an hour of wade fishing. I’ve been noticing a lot of small to medium shrimp in the shallows and had a feeling the big fish would have a hard time turning down a free lined live shrimp. I waded into the Halifax River and made a few casts up near a dock. A small mangrove or the like bit the shrimp in half. I replaced the shrimp and tried again with the same results. I did this 4 or 5 times working the length of the dock. Finally, I felt a bug bump and pulled back to set the hook. The fish felt solid and put up a pretty good fight. Got it close and saw it was a nice sized trout. Picked her up for a quick photo, unhooked and released it.
Burned the last few shrimp I had on nibbles and called it a trip.
Capt Eric Greenstein