Happy New Year everyone,
I am still learning the south areas from Choko and have started fishing Chatham and Huston Rivers with some success. I fish from a 16' Action Craft with a poling platform. In February, I am planning a camping/fishing trip near those areas with my son-in-law (3 days-2 nights). This will be my first time camping by way of a boat. I will be organizing what I think I should need and planning on what areas to fish, given weather conditions. I am looking for any input re: must have's and fishing areas.
I wasn't sure if Watson's Place is a good pick, or would the Turkey Keys would be better; either way I know I have to have first and second choices figured out before I check in.
I have a couple of regular coolers and was thinking of using dry ice (not sure if it's a good idea).
Of course a tent, lights, water, food, bug stuff, some extra fuel (my boat is pretty economical to run).
I am looking into a "slide anchor" or something that would keep my boat from grounding during tide changes.
Would love to have live shrimp, but even with 3 batteries, not sure if the system could keep up the charge. I also run a trolling motor. I will have a good supply of gulp and other artificials (color suggestions are welcome).
I would like to target redfish, trout, sheepshead, and black drum. I have had no success so far with finding larger redfish. I was hoping for some input on exploring the bays that are up river; or, should I stay in the river and keep exploring the outside.
I appreciate any input, Tracy.