So after a month & half vacation in Brazil, today was my first day back on the water. A lot has changed since last year. We now have gin clear water and the temp has dropped dramatically. I decide to go check out my favorite paddling grounds Ding Darling. Canoe went in h2o right at 12 noon. Tides were about +1 and slowly slowly rising, not prime for my spot. First couple hours I just slowly poled around trying to spot fish. It was very slow, saw only a few small reds with lock jaw. So I decided to paddle out to the sound and push the flat near shallow mouth. There on the ''outside'' I had a couple good chances on reds but buffed the presentation. Next, decided to try my luck at some trout in deeper creek mouths. Landed 3 nice keepers. It started to get dark so I made my way back to the jeep. I was kinda disappointed with my rusty redfish skills, so I tied on a top water to give it one last shot before calling it a day. And On my last cast I was able to land a beautiful 26 inch redfish. That fish made my day! All and all it was more than I could ask for. Wonderful weather, gorgeous water and fresh dinner for the wife and I. Hope everyone else had a nice day today as well.
Question- I always see people fishing from shore or from the little bridges in Ding. Has anyone done any good from shore there? If anyone has any experiences please share. What types of fish?