After a little road trip last week, we got back in time to fish the Hampton on Saturday. The plan was to check new and old stuff for Flounder, Trout and Reds. We figured the Reds would be the hardest, but they showed up in earnest. Ended up with three right at 23”, 3 overs and some break-offs. The Trout are plentiful, but you really have to week through the short fish right now. Michelle caught most of hers on soft plastics worked slowly on the bottom. The Flounder bite was good, but not great. You had to week through some shorts on the flatties too. It was a great day on the water, and of course Michelle beat me up pretty bad on the aggregate again.
As far the fishing reports, it has been outstanding. This new moon coming up does not have a real big tide attached, so the next few weeks should be banner! Offshore and nearshore, the bite is outstanding…if you can get there during a break in the wind. Inshore, good sized Tripletails are still here, the Trout are thick, but as mentioned, a lot of shorts. Flounder, Sheepshead, Whiting, Redfish and Black Drum have all been showing up at the cleaning tables as well.