It's that time of year. Fishing gets really tough. No problem finding and catching fish, but many of the anglers out now do not hesitate to motor into the area you are fishing. This week it was one of our local guides. Come in and fish, but kill the motor before you hit the flat. Enough about that. The storm that came through really turned things around to the poor side. Trout are still scattered on the flats and are active. Slow week, 3 short, 3 slot and one over slot trout. Slot Trout are in the 18 to 19 inch range, the over came in at 22 inches. Looks good for the tournament this week. Reds are almost impossible, high and dirty water have them deep in cover and hard to sight fish. For the thrill of catching, the Ladyfish and U-2's are plentiful. The Flounder are starting to move. An angler where I shore launch caught 3 Flounder, the biggest was 20 inches. If you are after Flounder get out and start fishing now. Don,t wait for the reports to say they are moving hard. Wait and you will be one of those "Should of been here last weekers". They are also catching small slot Reds on live Finger Mullet.
With the cooler temperatures, the Trout and Flounder should be active all day. Start to target the Reds a little later in the day, I like to fish them when the sun is high.