Tacoronte's game plan

Jesse Tacoronte was boat number five going out this morning and he planned to take advantage of it. Destination is the Cooper River region where he is sharing water with other top anglers.

“Hopefully I should be by 8:35 (an hour and 35 minute run) so I’ll have it to myself for about 20 minutes.”

Tacoronte was not trying to be stingy about the shared water. He described the atmosphere as how everyone is working together for the same common goal.

“I am sharing a community hole and the guys who are there all know what each other is doing. The goal is to respect each other and work together. When we get there and Power-Pole down we are fishing so close that we can hand each other a bottled water. At the end of the day there is no arguing. We are all just trying to get to Championship Sunday.

What else is playing in favor of Tacoronte and his peers is the tide.

“It’s going to be all outgoing so that makes it right,” he continued. “When it bottoms out I am going to pack up and get out of there.”

He added, “When it the tide turns it can make the waves stand up and I don’t want to deal with it.”

Not wanting to deal with it has everything to do with the neck surgery Tacoronte had last year. 

“I don’t want to mess up my neck or my back, so it’s not out of the question for me to leave a little early.”