Matt Arey has joined Kelly Jaye in Salt Springs.
The two are a long way from each other in fishing terms. They did close enough to exchange pleasantries a few minutes ago.
Arey asked Jaye if he had caught any.
Jaye has not. But Arey told him he had caught three. All on a worm he said.
“Can’t get a bite on a jerkbait,” Arey said.
Of course, Jaye is a master of a jerkbait.
He’s not putting it down yet. But if Arey continues to catch them on soft plastics he might make the switch.
No sooner than that was typed and Jaye boats his first keeper. It’s on the small side, 1 pound and change, but it’s a start.