FLY FISHING CAPE FEAR DELTA - EOTG - July 2, 2012
FLY FISHING CAPE FEAR DELTA
The memories flow back to me like a flood tide. The day began just 90 minutes prior to a June flood tide off the Cape Fear River, NC. I hoped out of my 19' D-3 Skinny-Water Skiff (powered by a Go-Devil 35 hp Surface Drive engine) and we began wading into a very large Spartina grass flat with an approaching 5.4' High Tide during a low country full moon week in June. My watch said it was almost 11 a.m., and the sun was as awesome as it gets for sight fishing tailing reds in skinny water. There was just enough wind (<10 mph) to make ripples on the water as these flats were quickly flooding from various creeks and drainage cuts.