I fished a few times this week in the middle lagoon. the water is deep and murky. in the morning topwater has worked well on both reds and trout and i caught my first red on a topwater fly earlier this week. there is some tailing going on if you can get shallow enough, and the one I caught on topwater was one of about 10 tailing fish in a group. I've caught a ton of trout, but the biggest only being 19in. for reds chartreuse and nuclear chicken plastics have been great in the dirty water. I also threw some cut mullet that worked really well. for flies, gurglers and EP baitfish. There are some massive reds in deeper water, but it has been hard to get a bite from them, I hooked 2 on thursday, one broke the leader the other pulled the hook. Hope you guys catch some this weekend :thumbsup
How was the wind today? I'm not going to fight it...I'm way over that lol
my fly leader goes - 40# 20# 15# in the winter when I was fishing in inches of crystal clear water I ended with 10#. if the fish are big I put a small piece of 20# at the end.
Oh and I saw recently on a thread you recommended the Lamson Konic. do you have any experience with that reel? I was looking into getting it because my orvis is all but busted and I never really liked it to begin with.
No, I was at Bass pro, and they have one in the reel case. I thought it was a fine reel, for the price. They also have a Sage 1680 I think it was $98.00. I think the Konic was $149.00. They both have what I think is a great drag, and both are sealed.
I was there this past Thursday as well.
Fishing was slow at first, but then picked up in the afternoon. Ended up with 7 or 8 reds (biggest was 27") and a few trout (biggest was 22").
Might be back this week too. Depends on work and what my wife wants to do for the 4th.
Awesome :thumbsup I'm gonna fish somewhere tuesday, not sure where yet.