Went 9 for 9 this a.m. on Bull Reds in the pass.....What a BEAUTIFUL morning. We got to the pass just before the the wind kicked up (6:30 a.m.) , and it only took about 10 minutes to get the first fish on. I am a firm believer in both the early sunrise bite (also sunset), as well as the tidal bite (last 2 hours of any tide) when it comes to Redfish. Tides always take precedent, and I WILL sleep in if it looks like garbage for a sunrise. Wind died to nothing around the tide change (appx: 11:30). Took a SMOOOOOOTH power in at lunch...
Started off drifting the rocks with live pinnies to find the sweet spot. The tide was ripping in and the wind was blowing HARD from the south making conditions ideal for a slow drift. Alicia and I worked the jetties with live baits until we found where the Bulls were hanging and managed 2 over slot in short order.
This one obviously had some dolphin carnage recently
After we found the honey hole for the morning, we decided to anchor up before all the sheep herders made their way into the area. Oh, the joy of being the first osprey to the mullet school ..... I really wish we would have brought some live shrimp this morning because the sheepshead were VERY plentiful. I watched 2 charter boats (who must have had catch and release only on board) let several go. Once we got on anchor, it was everything I could do to keep a bait on the hook until the tide slowed down, the Redfish were tearing us up! Final tally, 9 for 9, and we quit fishing by 10:30. Live pin fish, that is the ticket
Also, just an FYI, all fish were landed with belly supported and released like a new born baby chimpanzee into a Jane Goodall Wildlife Sanctuary. I don't normally take pictures of EVERY SINGLE FISH, but this was for a "private" tournament I've got going on