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Sebastian Topwater 3/27-3/28

It has been MONTHS since I've fished the flats down by Sebastian, so I thought we would give it a try. Headed out with my dad on Easter morning hoping to get a quick morning session in. Launched at Wabasso at 6:45 and had a short ride to the first spot. After some prospecting we found some bait that was getting busted. Picked up a decent red that I watched make a wake from 20' away to crash my bone Super Spook. Gave it a while longer and my dad picked up a decent snook on a white jig. Also nailed a few more nice trout on topwater before calling it a day.

Went back to the same area on Monday with McLauFin and had similar success. The topwater trout bite was on fire but we both had trouble staying buttoned up. At one point I hooked what was either a NICE trout or snook, however I think my knot pulled because I was left with only braid as the fish continued jumping and I could hear my lure as it jumped :banghead . McLauFin threw his plug in the same spot and instantly hooked up with a nice trout.

Conditions were tough both days with steady 12-15mph winds from the south Sunday and west Monday. The cloudy conditions made topwater an effective way to fish.

All in all it was a lot of fun but **** that area has changed. I used to be able to just drift the grass flats and blind cast and have a lot of success on big trout. Now there is no grass to hold any fish in ALL of my spots. The only way we found fish was on the shoreline wherever there was bait.




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