Re: 11 mile tomorrow...
If we hit fish tomorrow, I'll invite you over for a schoolin'. We're trying a spot I've not fished since '94 and it was a favorite spot. No SC this go 'round. Keep an eye out for my 11-year-old toe-head if you're running the beach. I'm sure he'll be catching the fish and letting everyone from SC to Deer know he's hooked one.
Dropped off 10 pounds of fillets to my partner who is smoking them up this week with alder chips from Washington. Might have some by the weekend to share with fellow anglers willing to bring beer.
FYI: the best lure we've been using are 1/100 orange/black tiger teardrops with 1/2 a Crave orange crappie bait threaded. Looks like a Shrimpo on steroids. I'm not a big Powerbait/Crave fisherman ... but these things are producing for us better than mealies -- and they last a couple of fish per attack.
"Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll spend all of his money on tackle, teach his children to be responsible conservationists, and most likely have a huge honey-do list at the end of the day."