This group stayed with it for a two day trip and it paid off.
Day 1 unfortunately we were met with gusty northeast winds and rain showers which eventually mid day forced us off the water.
Day 2 however we were met with partly cloudy skies and light east winds. This made for some fun early morning topwater action on the SA bay oyster shell. Around 9am the bite tappered off, and we decided to relocate in time for the major feed period. Finding some sandy green water over a series of shell pads we hoped out of the boat armed with Down South Lures Victorious Secret and bone/silver topwaters. Landing a few reds at first we slowed down and dug in. Shortly after you could hear the excitement as the clients POC custom rod was doubled over. It was his personal best trout caught in the middle of the day working crotch deep shell pads.
I anticipate more of the same action the rest of this week with what our forecast shows, though towards weeks end we might have to dodge a few more rain showers.
Knowing that the winds were going to rip mid morning, we made a plan to leave the dock around 5:30 and hopefully get in a few hours of calmer conditions. And wouldn’t you know it, our plan came together. Finding rafts of finger mullet and some nervous ballyhoo on an oyster reef we decided to give it a try armed with blue/chrome spook jrs. and bone she dogs we began to blanket the reef.
Not 30 yards into the wade we were hooked up with a couple nice 20-22″ trout. For the next 2 hours I don’t think we moved more than 50 yards and were blessed with trout after trout from 18-23″. These fish were crushing our topwaters like it was their last meal. With the cool morning, these fish were knee deep to thigh deep on the reef. We did try a variety of lures, from soft plastics to Double D’s. We caught a few fish on these baits, but the hits didn’t seem to be as hard as the topwaters suggested. More of a tick or that hung up feeling with a slight head shake, so we decided to tie the topwaters back on and have some fun.
It’s funny how particular they can seem to be some days, but I guess if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it. Our bite tappered off around 10am when the wind starting to pick up and the water quickly started turning to mud.
Since it was just one client, who at the age of 74 can hang in there with the best of them, we decided to make a few trolls down some leeward shorelines for some redfish. He took me to school on the redfish, catching 5 and loosing 2 before I got bit. After a couple trolls we decided to call it a day as we knew the winds were only going to get worse. Such an enjoyable time with a great friend! All our trout 20″ or better were released to fight another day.
Give us a call or send us a text to get in on the action. We have plenty of availability with all that is going on in the country for May-July. Hope to see y’all soon.
Blessed to have customers that can still come down. These boys had a ball today catching solid trout and talking trash.
Our two go to baits today where DSL’s chicken of the c, kickin’ chicken, and bone/silver one knocker topwaters. The bite did tapper off once the wind started cranking.
I was fortunate enough to end the day releasing 5 trout from 4-6#. My POC custom rod, and 40# FINS windtamer braid got a work out. It never grts old, just wished one of my guys could have been the lucky one!
It’s always a fun two day with this group. We caught some solid trout and even managed to let a few get away from us, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
Wading knee to waist deep shell/mud was the ticket to finding our fish. Three baits have been producing consistently for us. They are the Softdine XL opening night and Down South Lures chicken of the c and blue moon. We are rigging these baits with 1/8oz jig heads. Throwing the Softdine when fish are up shallow on the reefs, and the DSL’s when we find them near the drops.
Unfortunately day two was cut short after a couple wades due to motor trouble. I’d like to thank Cooper Hartmann for taking time out of his day to lend a hand.
Folks, fishing remains to be good with solid fish being caught. If y’all wanna go, give us a call. A lot of our groups are simply driving in the morning of.
Kicking off trips back in the home waters of Seadrift, TX. today. Had a good trout bite going early with the major feed, of trout 16-18”. Even hooked into a couple reds tight to the bank. With the ENE winds bait was pushed tight to the bank.
Walking knee to thigh deep we caught fish on a variety of lures. Dark topwaters, toxic tide Double D, DSL’s chicken of the c, and clients were throwing some of the chicken boy lures.
All our fish were released to fight another day!
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Group #2 of days 3 and 4 had a pretty good go at wade fishing.
Yesterday we started in the dark fishing over sand/grass hoping the moon would bring us a couple of big fish. Biggest fish we had was 23”. We left that and found solid trout and redfish on oyster reefs in SA bay. The bait of choice was DSL’s blue moon. Fish were holding in 2-3ft of water under a raft of mullet.
Today we were met with a 3 hour rain delay. After watching the lightning crack over the bay, we knew it could be tough, but had to go try. We walked knee to thigh deep sand pockets throwing chicken of the c, plum, and blue moon. Ended up with a handful of dink trout, one solid trout that thumped it on the end of my cast, but had some nice keeper reds for our effort.
Over to the POC jetties the next couple days to battle big reds.