THE GUIDE REPORT
THURSDAY – July 12th
Capt. Billy Freudensprung – Bryan M. and his two sons were here again today to try their luck at the trout. They caught some today, but it just wasn’t as fast or plentiful as yesterday’s trip. But everyone enjoyed their day out on the water, and that’s what counts the most! Hopefully, a lot of good memories were made while on their very first visit to Bay Flats Lodge. Hope y’all can come back again soon!
Capt. Cody Spencer – We’ve seen solid limits of trout this week, with the reds still playing hard to get! It won’t be long, however, before the higher tides begin rolling in, and the reds will start showing up again in mass numbers! Ready to enjoy the weekend off!
FRIDAY – July 13th
Capt. Stephen Boriskie – We had another good day here on the water as my crew of three caught a limit of solid speckled trout this morning. The fish are cooperating, as well as the weather, so get on down here and get in on the fun at Bay Flats Lodge Resort & Marina! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Capt. Cody Spencer – Return customers from the Austin area finishing the day with limits of trout and a bonus red! They won $750 in their company’s tournament this afternoon for having the biggest trout, and they headed back home with some cash and filets! Hope to see y’all again next time!
SATURDAY – July 14th
Capt. Garrett Wygrys – The Jason T. party of five experienced a great morning of catching hungry trout while wading some really nice water under this morning’s clear sky. Everyone recognized their trout limits, and they even had enough energy left to try their luck at the redfish, which have been somewhat hit-n-miss these past few weeks. They picked up one nice red, but the size of their trout today more than made up for the elusive reds. Everyone enjoyed the day!
SUNDAY – July 15th
Capt. Todd Jones – Sometimes one fish can make all those casts worth it! David with a bruiser 32″ redfish caught on a 1/4 ounce gold spoon while wading in knee-deep water. Doesn’t get much better than that!
CONDITIONAL LOVE FOR FISHING
It’s common for us all to get caught up in the moment once we’ve discovered a producing location, and to take the easy way out the very next day, or even the next weekend, by re-visiting the exact same spot. Remember to always take mental note of what is going on around you next time you locate a strong bite in any one given place. The fish are generally stacked in that vicinity for a reason, so it’s up to you to determine why.
Notice the wind direction and strength at the time, and mentally record what the tide happened to be doing at the time that you got into the fish. What was the water clarity? Were the majority of the strikes taking place at the edge of a water color-change – the area where muddy water was meeting clear green water? Did the bite come off of a hard sandy bottom, or were the fish congregated over mud, shell, grass, or a mixture of any of these? What was the bait situation like in that spot where you got into them yesterday? Did there seem to be never-ending herds of mullet segregated up and down the entire shoreline? And were the baitfish seemingly active, or were they simply there in an un-nervous type presence? Did you happen upon the fish in the cooler morning hours of the day, or did that even seem to be a factor on that particular day?
All of these, and others, are questions you must attempt to recall the answers to next time you decide to re-visit yesterday’s successful playground only to find that fish aren’t wanting to play anymore. So, next time this happens to you, stop and take a moment to look around you. Absent of any major weather, structural, or environmental changes over the course of your absence since your last visit, the chances are great that the fish haven’t moved too terribly far from where they were before.