ML Report 2-27
We belived the LIES of the weatherman, and with forecasts of 4-7, we planned a trip for this AM. It didnt take long once we hit the coast to realize that the lying liars had lied again. Is it really that difficult to give close to realistic information. It wasn't long after stopping at the first spot that the winds picked up to well over 20, and being on the east side we were getting the full force of if.
With the waves and cloud cover, sight casting was virtually impossible, and didn't really see fish until we were on top of them. The usual MO is to Pole and locate individuals and small schools then throw shrimp at them, and this works great when you're not in a gale.
Coming up behind an island gave us a litttle break and we were able to spot some cruisers that weren't at all interested in our offerings. It probably took another hour of fruitless sniper mode to start to focus primarily on blind casting artis. A short while later the first mid-slot comes in the boat. Much further down the flat, and a good time later, another mid-upper slot fish is landed.
A lot of ground was covered today with fish being few and far between.
One last crack at the first successful location yielded one more upper slot fish, and shortly after that, it was time to call it a day even though the wind had finally subsided considerably.
Total: 3 nice mid-upper slot reds. All caught on new penny or rootbeer DOA's.
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Last edited by Pescatoral Pursuit; 02-27-2013 at 11:12 PM.
Nice fish. I listened to the wind reports yesterday and decided to put the kayak in this morning on the North end of ML. Of course it cleared up as soon I had to paddle back in to go to work, but this morning was pretty rough with the "4-7mph" wind that windfinder.com was predicting.
You did better than me. I only found 2 lower slot trout and 2 medium blues.
The ONLY reason we did better than you was the 15 horse Yammy that helped us scour almost a third of the Lagoon!
It was tough out there!
You guys were around me for the better part of the day. Winds were screwy but I had a much different fishing report. Redfish and big gator trout were all over the flats.
Bully for you, but I don't recall reading your "report."
And I'm sure as a paid guide it's always;
Originally Posted by Capt. Tyler Vollmer
Last edited by Pescatoral Pursuit; 02-28-2013 at 01:49 PM.
Ha! I wish it were always like that. Yesterday was a great day as far as fishing goes. Hint: seek out a flat loaded with sandy potholes.
Thanks for the tip but trout are considered bycatch in this boat.
LOL. I'll delete my big gator trout photos now. Waste of space on my phone.
Originally Posted by Pescatoral Pursuit
I guess that sounds arrogant but hey, everybody likes what they like. I drive almost an hour each way and spend the 60 bucks in gas and bait to hook up with Sciaenops ocellatus.
Now I didn't say that if they "accidently" come over the gunnel that they don't find their way to the dinner table.
As far as I'm concerned, just cause I don't dig fat chicks, doesn't mean you have to erase the cell phone pics of your girlfriend. To each his own.
I'm sure as a charter, trout save the day when you cant find the reds.