At the Pass........not the results I was looking for
Launched Sunday @ the Pass. Water temp was 78.8 and tide just starting to flow out. Went to the beach looking for snook, trout, reds on topwaters. Perfect conditions. High tide moving out. Clean water in the trees. Cloudy. 6" waves......Disappointed.....Had 2 hook-ups (decent weight) and lost them. Switched to a Yo-Zuri and got a decent size ladyfish for chunking. Off to near Cape Romano. Zero. Into the Morgan River. Did manage 3 short trout on 4 casts. Stayed with it. After 10 minutes, went back outside. Tried to anchor (no powepole, I'm po). After 6 failed attempts, went to another spot. Did get a couple jacks and short trout. Off to use the chunk ladyfish. Outgoing tide, rays jumping and 2 lines out. Rod bends and a 4-foot blacktip. Re-baited and got a 4 foot sand shard. And then a decent 10-pound jack. Oh yeah, it would not be a Cax Kid report without the obligatory sailcats and hard head cats mixed in. Last spot yielded 4 more short trout. All trout were caught on a shrimp looking grub a co-worker gave me a couple weeks ago. Jacks were caught on the yo-zuri. Live shrimp were used to catch a couple trash can slams.
If nothing else, the 90% change of rain was missed completely! It sprinkled once for 20 seconds. Loaded @ 12:45 and the boat/trailed got a great washdown in the pouring rain on the way home.
Gonna try again either Sun/Mon. Yeah, I know. Holiday (read that "rookie weekend") but I know the fish are there and I'm NOT GONNA GIVE UP! I'm just trying to give some legal trout and redfish a free ice cold trip home to my house.........
Until next time, be safe. And maybe I'll have a "good day" smile next weekend.