NBB Pre Spawn Trout
Went out this past Sunday to hit the hot trout action in NBB. There was a slight cool front and that is always good news for the bigger trout. Took my buddy Johnny out to get into the action. Day started out with a bad omen as I forgot my cooler and the local bait shop had no ice:mad. Finally launched and headed out to the spot. Did not take long for the rod bending to begin. Johnny started the fun with a nice 16" and the next 2 hours was non stop catching. Most of the fish were slot sized fish with the biggest at 21.5" and only a few under slot. All fish were caught on artificial which was complete 180 from the last time I went out as most were caught on live shrimp. We were using Live Target Scaled Sardine and Tsunami swim baits. We limited out fairly quickly. Although we did not hook up with any gators all the keepers were quality fish with too many to count that were let go. The trout seem very hungry and will go after anything that looks like a pilchard. The next few weeks should be great if you are looking a big gator. My NBB best is 7lbs and I think ill better that this year as I learn the water better. All in all a great day with good fishing a good friend and fantastic weather. The night ended with Trout Amandine and my yearning to get on bigger fish.