Waccasassa 3/31 - plenty of reds out there
I saw more reds today than ever before. A few were tailing on the outside edge of the flat on the way in (edge at Wac. = barely perceptible slope). Made a few casts there without luck (too much noise).
The water was real low so I had to wait about 100 yards from the creek. Once the flood started I wasn't sure enough water was going to come in so I started poling out to oyster bars and was spooking good fish every few yards in some very shallow water (one bumped the boat going under it trying to get out). I turned around and went back towards the creek to wait for them to come my way, and they did!
For the first hour of the incoming they were spooky and would bolt if a lure landed near them. Any noise on the boat and schools I hadn't seen yet would run towards the bay. They would chase a gold spoon and a Zara Spook but not aggressively, I threw a couple shrimp out and watched them get eaten but they ignored hooked shrimp. The water was clear enough to watch a couple grab the spoon and spit it.
I finally caught a ~14"er right as a couple boats moved in. I poled back into the creek a ways and caught another about 25" which gave me a nice tow into the current toward the creek mouth, posed for a selfie, then swam away.
I didn't make any more casts and was back at the ramp @ noon.