I have been staying local and have been scraping out a few fish.
Yesterday I went to my trusty Redfish spot first off...and it was empty! Shizzit!! Not a good omen but I pressed on. My first trout spot...nada...
as was my honey hole trout spot from early in the week.
The wind was not ideal for these places and the cloud cover was dense so "sightin' up" a fish was not going to happen.
Not looking too good.... Well, It was after 8AM before I got the first bite.
I decided to go look at spots that I had not fished in a while keeping in mind the wind...while not a gale..was already kinda brisk.
The first trout was no monster but 75 feet down the bank I got a nice fish that was 25". The next stop was another wind protected shore and the point had a slot trout on the upwind..but the downwind side had a beautiful 26" trout. The next fish was a small snook....and at the far end of the shoreline at the other windy point...an almost legal Red. With a slam in the boat I moved to another spot..actually the opposite side of a little bay where I caught a nice fish on thursday. This spot had wind protection and decently clean water...I missed a light little "tic" and saw a nice trout move away and up towards the bank. I fired the cast where I thought she went...and it was very cool to watch her come out and flare her gills and inhale that little jig. She wound up being 24".
I went to one last spot and caught 3 just in the slot trout and two more Reds that were 19"-20".... I caught a jack and a ladyfish there too so it was 8 trout 3 Reds 1 snook plus the jack and lady. I decided to run to the inlet and finally get to meet Ryan (final point) face to face. He's a very nice young man and we chatted for a while and he has a very nice floating shop with good stock of what you need for a day out.
Today I was not really planning to go...was supposed to do a little scouting for the upcoming duck season...but overslept my alarm so the scouting was aborted...and fishing substituted.
Two young men were ramping when I was and when I saw them head kinda towards where I intended... I took option B. There was a lot of bait in the area so it looked promising.
First fish was a 19" Red with 4 spots. I missed what I think was another and left the area figuring to come back later. Next spot was a wind whipped point but after getting inside the wind shadow..picked off a 21" Red. I opted to hit yesterdays last spot since it was now a wind protected cove. I picked up two 14" trout....and then...
It was now 8:45 and rather than hit the mornings first spot...decided that now was the time to push back from the table and count my winnings!
PS...all fish were caught Saterday on 1/8th oz Red Strike King head with white Mirrolure 3" soft sardine...and Sundays fish came on the same jighead..with a greenie DOA cal.