After dodging/waiting out all the mixed weather during the week, we hit the fair weather fisherperson jackpot today. Cool temps and a falling tide. So nice, even I made it out there in time to see the sun rise. A little gusty in the wind early on. This made me change course towards 4 Horse Lake. The shrimp boats are working the bayou between Lake John and 4 Horse almost non stop. Pretty thick in Terre Boeufs as well. Tested the morning bite for trout, no takers. Decided to move to the edges/points of such area, and that was the tickets. Steady redfish action, mostly perfect sizes 16 to 20. I was catching a series of small reds, and I thought I had one more, so I carelessly lifted it towards the boat only to notice that this “red” was kind of skinny, silver and about 18 inches, as I watched it easily shake itself off. Only one I saw all day, another pretty girl leaving a lasting impression on me. Moved around to my secret spot, (I finally have one that sort of does something, I don’t think it’s that much of a secret), and finished off our 2 person limit of reds. My first 2 person limit of anything as a “captain”. It feels kind of good. Hope to be out and about asap. It’s that time fisherpersons.
What hit the boat:
10 Redfish keepers (15 throwbacks)
4 Crushing wakes by speeding boats
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