11/29 negative low to extreme high
After looking at the weather this morning I almost went speck fishing but decided it had been too long since I'd been on the flats so I headed out at around 8 and was on the water after 9. The tide was was pretty low and still going out and my first spot didn't pay off. I started working creeks with very little water and after 2 hours or so of no bites I was beginning to wonder if I wasn't going to get skunked. The tide really took it's time showing up but once I got some water the reds started to bite. They were in that dense grass that kinda looks like kelp. I'm not sure what it's called but it sure is a pain and always fouls the trolling motor. Anyway, I plucked 3 out of the stuff and established a pattern. By then there was a ton of water so I worked way up into the creek to a spot Anna had caught a really nice fish a few weeks ago. Basically it's as far up in the creek as one might reasonably get where it's rocky. I landed a nice fish in there which I photo'd and released. The tide was getting really high now so I decided I'd explore some new water. I'd explored this area a lot on the low tide without much luck but never on a high tide, so I decided I'd work creeks as far as I could get up in them. I started near an area I knew had likely structure. I was able to get much further up in this one than I'd ever been and it paid off in a big way. The structure and rock in there was incredible, with swiss cheese oyster covered rock everywhere and it was holding fish. It was so skinny you couldn't throw any bait but topwater. I fished until I ran out of water which was a bummer because I could see so much awesome water ahead of me but I didn't want to push my luck. I explored another creek with similar results and headed out around 5. I'd guess I boated at least a dozen good reds with the biggest at 30 inches and lost at least half a dozen. All of the fish but two were caught on topwater.