Headed down the bayou to check out the night bite. We arrived to some hogs right out the gate and then a lull. We plucked a few off while waiting on the lights to work their magic. The forecast was calling for calm winds and seas but that was not the case. We did as much damage as we could before the wind and seas picked up, and when they did, the bite nearly shut off. Satisfied with our box of some girthy big girls, we called it a night early and headed back to the dock. All fish caught on matrix shad double and single rigs. Shrimp creole, glow, and green hornet were the hottest colors.
Headed out to search for some redfish. The wind was up, so we played it safe and stuck in the marsh. Once we found the fish, they seemed to favor dead shrimp drifting in the current under a cork. We caught a couple fish on purple haze vortex shad, but the stink bait was the winner. We caught a couple nice speckled trout, a flounder, and a sheepshead as lagniappe. All fish were caught along grass lines with good current moving through. We made out with a decent box but caught a lot of throwbacks. Some of the redfish caught were 6-8'.
Headed out with a family trip planned. I had my wife and my 5 year old son on board. It took a little while to find the fish, but when we did they all had a blast reeling in all the undersized fish. We managed to put a small box together, as it was more about time spent together, than filling the box. Corks were going down every cast for a couple of hours with undersized trout, which is expected this time of year, in the marsh. We fished points and cuts in the marsh with dead shrimp under a cork.
Headed out to catch some redfish and to test out my new Blue Wave bay boat. The winds were howling pretty good so stayed as protected as I could. I fished points, current lines, and cuts in the marsh. vortexshad purple haze on spinnerbait did the trick today.
Headed out to catch some redfish and to test out my new Blue Wave bay boat. The winds were howling pretty good so stayed as protected as I could. I fished points, current lines, and cuts in the marsh. Vortex shad purple haze on spinnerbait did the trick today. The Blue Wave performed awesome and I am very pleased with how it performs.
Headed out last night for the first night trip of the year. I had some buddies on board and they were just as amped to get out to the rigs as I. We left an hour before dark to run out with a little light on one side of the trip. We thought the wind would lay up a bit, allowing us to troll around the rigs on trolling motor. The wind never laid down and it was running with a ripping current. I picked up the trolling motor and held us with the big engine while the guys fished. We had pretty steady action most of the night, but when the moon started coming up around midnight, it was hammer time. We got on a pretty fierce bite until the guys called it a night. vortex shad purple haze, matrix shad green hornet, and a gold colored tsunami swimbait did the dirty work for us. We ended up putting a nice box together with some fatty trout and some stout redfish. Everyone had a blast!
We hit the lakes again today with the anticipation of matching yesterday's success. To our surprise it was much slower than yesterday, a lot slower. By the time we pondered switching game plans, the wind picked up too much, and we decided to call it a day. Trout caught on matrix shad in various colors. Purple haze on the pop cork was a hot item today.
Headed down the bayou on a solo mission this morning. The wind blew 35+ mph all weekend and I didn't really know what the water was going to look like. I didn't take long once I got into the lakes, to find the massive flocks of hungry seagulls everywhere. They haven't been able to fly much the last couple of days so they were just as hungry as the trout. I bounce from flock to flock while weeding out undersized trout and slimy sail cats. Once I weeded through all of the by products I came out with a nice limit of speckled trout. It was still early so I went up in the marsh for 30 minutes or so to catch a few reds. Only ended up with a red and a drum on that part of the trip. I threw double rigged matrix shad in green hornet and shrimp creole, which produced few double hookups. I switch to a vortex shad in the purple haze under a pop cork and that was the magic recipe. The redfish part of the trip I threw a vortex shad in purple haze color as well. It was great to see all the action with all the wind and water getting stirred up over the last couple days.
Headed out this morning to put my martix shad in front of some hungry redfish. The wind howled all last night and I started the day out with the same gale force winds and high tides. It didn't take long for the action to heat up and the reds started coming over the sides fairly quickly. The plan was pretty simple today, by just trying to keep out of the wind that was gusting 40 mph. I focused on points, cuts, and flooded pockets in the marsh with a purple haze matrix shad on a spinnerbait. When the smoke cleared I had 5 nice reds before 9 A.M. and caught around 10 total. Definitely a great day given the brutal winds.
Headed out this morning with the wind machine cranked up early this morning. Once it really picked up we retreated to the marsh in search of some reds. We caught 10-12 redfish keeping only 3 and a flounder. Solid day for a gale force wind day. Matrix shad under pop cork and on spinnerbait did the trick for us today. Green hornet, limbo slice, and purple haze worked best for us today.
I spent the last month hanging out with the family with the birth of our 3rd child. My family has truly been blessed with life's greatest blessings, however, it is time to get back on the water. Headed down the bayou just to see what would bite. Since I have been out for a while I decided to fish around a bit and not necessarily focus on catching but mainly scouting. We hit the lakes and many other areas just scoping everything out. A successful day just getting back out onto the water in my books. Matrix shad in various colors tightlined single and double rigs and pop cork did good for us. We fished birds and reefs but mainly focused on area more than fish.
Headed down the bayou in search of some trout and reds. Our day consisted of lots of moving and alternating between shallow and deeper areas. Finished out the day with a decent box. Everything caught on matrix shad green hornet and ultra violet.
Fished over the last couple of days and the trout have been a little stingy. One of the days we ending up hitting the pass and catching double hookups on big nasties for over an hour. On a good note, we found some shrimp running for their lives with some fish under them in the interior lakes. The fish had no size but it was good to see some shrimp.
Headed out this morning in search of all things spotted. We figured we had all morning to fish before the rains came but we were wrong. About mid morning the rain started coming down pretty good so we a decision to make. With only a few trout and a couple reds in the boat we could either head in or go soak crab at the pass for a few to see what was lurking down in the deep. En route to the pass we came across some unlucky boaters who were tied off on a camp with a spunt hub and simultaneously my fishing partner got a call to head into work. We immediately agreed to do our good samaritan deed for the day. After dropping my buddy off and the unlucky boaters I headed back out in the rain and immediately arrived to some fatties lurking in some deep water and ended the day out with a great box. Matrix shad in the lemon head color tightlined on 5/16 and 3/8oz jig heads did the trick in the deep water. Intersectig canals and current lines in deep water did the trick today.
Headed out this morning to try and pick up where we left off Friday. We started out with dead calm winds with a decent tide. First stop yielded a few dinks and a couple keepers. The trout weren't biting at first but the gnats were in full attack mode. After running around for most of the morning, the trend was double hookups as soon as we would pull up to a spot and then about 30 dinks and then move. After running around all day catching 1000 dinks in what seemed like a mini hurricane once the winds started howling, we were able to snag a decent box. Tightlines and pop cork with matrix shad in the ultra violet color did the trick. We fished deep and shallow from points, current lines, and shell.
Started the day out with some serious fog and mist. First stop was a point with a nice current line in the marsh. We started throwing into the deeper water and instantly started hooking up and then it slowly fizzled out. The rest of the day was spent moving around a lot. We hit all deep water. We targeted cuts in the marsh points with current lines and shell bottoms. We made one migration run but that run was made in vain. We arrived to dirty water so we immediately back tracked to catch a few more fish. The bite seemed to taper out once the wind kicked up. The key today was deep, slow, and steady. Very few fish came on pop cork. Majority of fish were caught in 6-14 foot of water tightlined. The hot bait today was matrix shad in the lemon head color.
Headed down the bayou for a day two of the action we had yesterday. We started out with the high winds that we left off with yesterday. We decided to give our same strategy from yesterday a shot but the wind gods had a different plan. We landed one fish where we landed 16 the previous morning. We ran around looking for protected areas in both deep and shallow water and got on a couple decent runs and then it shut down. We made another migration run and that yielded us a few more fish. Lots of throwbacks but we managed to put a nice mess of fish together for a mixed box. We fished until we had to shut it down at noon but we still had a blast on the bayou. Matrix shad in various colors were used on pop cork and tightline put most fish came from ultra violet and glow.
Headed down the bayou today to see if a friend and I would have any luck catching a few speckled trout. We started the day out fishing an oyster flat and alternating between that and deeper water. Our first drift yielding only a couple of dinks so we made a couple moves. We found some deeper water in the 12-14 foot range and started tightlining. First cast yielded a big fatty of a trout so we hung around. We got on a fierce bite, catching a quick 16 and then they shut off like a light switch. After making a few moves we found ourselves plucking away at the trout here and there and eventually worked up a nice box of fish. We threw matrix shad in glow and ultra violet under pop cork and tightlined. We worked from shallow flats to deep water and everywhere in between and moved around a lot. The bite was 50/50 on either method but the big fatties came tightlined in the deeper water. Awesome day on the water.
Headed down the bayou this morning in search of a great redfish bite. The water temps are still down in the cellars but the reds didn't seem to mind. The particular area we fished had a water temp of 39.9 degrees when we made our first casts. Within minutes we started picking up a few fish and by 9:30 we were done with our limits so we stayed around for a little catch and release. The bite was very soft first thing this morning but got a little more aggressive as it warmed up. It just felt like a little pressure from grass and you'd set the hook and they were there. Everything caught tightlined on matrix glow and ultra violet on 5/16 and 3/8 ounce jigheads.
Headed out yesterday in the thick of the fog. Our first stop yielded several trout right out the gate but then it shut down. 10 hours later after running all over yielded a mixed box. Plenty of throwback reds, trout, and bass. We hit double digit throw backs on all the target species. Matrix glow and ultra violet tightlined and under cork worked best for us. Learned a lot and learned what I need to do next time so that is what really counts. Great day on the water anyhow.