This winter has been interesting the say the least. With unrelenting storm after storm, cold temps and wind that makes you want to buy a kite board instead of fishing. Now when the sun has come out ,and the winds lay a bit, all I can say WOW ! Super lear water and some beautiful schools of reds moving across the flats. We had come Jim Mercer and I had come across a red of monstrous proportions for inshore. This fish had to be in the 20 lbs range and swimming around with his little buddies in the 4-7 lbs range. We didn’t get a god shot at this bruiser, but what a sight to see the fish just cruise off. He didn’t really spook just knew we were in his neighborhood and slowly slid off.
The fish are fattening up for the winter ! Trout are slamming anything you want to toss at them. Although the trout are going nuts sometimes you may still find yourself not catching. Trout tend to move a good bit during the change of the season. S if one spot is lighting it up try another and so on till ya find the mother load. Reds are kicking as well. It looks as though we had a decent spawn a in the past tear. A few places that I used to fish a good bit when bad, and I mean bad. I got a heads up that the fish were from a buddy of mine and had to go investigate the situation. Boy O Boy I would say the fish are back. Now many of the fish in the schools were on the smaller side 20 inch range but no shortage of them and all were eager to eat the fly, and jerk baits thrown on spinning tackle. However you care to catch them we can do it. Fly or or conventional tackle it’s all fun in my book.