Oh the Sweet the smell of success!
These are not the monsters I am looking for but not bad for a first try! Weather being what it is, I was bank fishing. Tiny boat has to wait.
I was able to get these two nice-sized eaters. It turns out they do like mackerel!
I even caught a small bluegill in my new throw net!! First try throwing the cast net so I was pretty excited about that. Spent about an hour working on my throwing I think I started to figure it toward the end.
Used the gill for bait too but they wanted the mackerel.
Had 4 bites but only got two. the other bites the fish doubled the rod down, when i picked it up there was nothing there at all. I've got the technique down of just reeling and not setting the hook with the circle hooks so that wasn't the problem they just dropped the bait I guess.