Started the weekend off Friday morning scouting for Saturday and Sunday charters. Checked about 6 trout spots, and they were all holding fish. Went out to check a few flounder holes, and they showed up pretty good too (see Friday's post/blog on Flounder fishing). Four hours, dozen trout--including a nice 22 incher, and half a dozen flounder.
Figured all was right with the world. Saturday morning conditions were right, but the front seemed to shut me down. Although my guests from Atlanta-Tim, Christine, and Kayleigh-did dig out a few nice trout running between lightning, wind and torrential down pours, these folks were absolute troopers in some rough conditions and will be rewarded a half day trip at their convenience.
Headed out this morning with a pretty stiff southwest wind and figured we'd get back to where I left off Friday catching trout. Several stops-one trout. I was getting nervous and figured the moons, the wind the rain were conspiring against me, but then it happened...as the water receded from the marsh the Redfish went ballistic. For the next 2 hours it was single, double and triple hook-ups. Brad, Ricky and Sam got their limit of Reds and ended up throwing back another 15. Decided I'd run over to the baby bull Red hole, and sure enough they stuck two oversized Reds there along with 4 nice Black Drum and a handful of Whiting and Croakers. With the tide just turning in, I really wanted to target Flounder and they were more than agreeable. After fishing shrimp most of the morning, we pinned the Gulp! swimming mullets on jig heads and proceeded to go to work. Ended up with 11 nice Flounder, and kept the 7 biggest for the grease. Had an awesome time with some some awesome guys and gals this weekend, and I think the fishing should stay strong and just get stronger.