Yesterday was just one of those days where things fell in to place and we were able to capitalize on one heck of a bite. We were able to do big fish and catch numbers as well. We caught so many four to five pound trout they began to look like your run of the mill 16″ school trout! The biggest fish of the morning nearly hit the 8lb mark on the boga and absolutely crushed a red and white Gun Dog Flush topwater. We landed a total of seven fish at 6lbs or better, five of which were over 6.5lbs. Aaron and I fished shoulder to shoulder throwing topwaters, he was throwing a chartreuse Skitterwalk and I was fishing the red and white Flush. We probably each caught an equal amount of fish however, every fish over 6lbs except for one ate the Flush. The one big fish that ate something other than the Flush was caught on a chartreuse with red head X-rap.
All of our fish were caught standing in knee deep water casting in to 2-2.5′ of water. The trout really had the mullet rafted up as soon as the sun came up and the topwater bite lasted until about 9:00 in the morning. It was an extremely aggressive bite and they wanted the topwater constantly moving at a pretty quick pace. They rarely missed the plug yesterday morning but when they did they were coming back to hit it again and didnít miss the second time!
When the topwater bite died we made a loop out into the lake where the seperators used to be and ran in to several schools of trout and redfish busting shrimp on the surface. We caught trout and redfish hand over fist until we left for the ramp. Aaron caught the biggest red that I have ever seen come from underneath a school of fish on a purple chartreuse trout killer that weighed about 27lbs! We snapped a couple of pictures of the bull and let her go. We also released every trout today as well.
Tal and Joey fished with me today and although we caught plenty of fish it wasnít near as good as yesterday. We started off the morning wading throwing topwaters but that bite was short lived. We landed fifteen fish or so with most of them being reds before hopping back in the boat. The largest trout for us today was only about 5lbs and Tal got it to eat on a Flush topwater. The next couple of hours were pretty slow with only a couple of more fish before we got on them schooling again to finish up the day. Joey was getting these trout the best on a Who Dat Jive 45 rigged on an 1/8oz Mondo Eye jighead. Overall the fish were much smaller from yesterday but still keepers. We let everything go although I donít think Talís wife was too happy with that decision as she thought fresh fish sounded pretty darn good for dinner!