This is the time of year for a real love hate theme. Absolutely detest the cold. If I wanted to be cold for a part of the year I would have stayed in Virginia. Now for the love of the cold. It can really lead to some good fishing if you know where to look. Started fishing at 0945. The first two stops produced 1 Ladyfish. Shades of last week, could not get a lure through the Jacks and Ladyfish to get a Red or Trout. Next stop was at one of my favorite mud areas. Today the water was very clear, so sight fishing was in the cards. As I worked around the corner, a blind cast resulted in a short Red. Next spotted a pair working on the edge of the Mangroves. Another hook up, again a short Red. Saw another Red work out from the Mangroves, another hit and a short Red. Worked the area for a little while longer. Saw three nice Reds, but they were not in the mood. Off to check out the pockets off the spoil Islands. On the way out of the mud bay, spotted a school of Black Drum. As I got into position to cast here comes one of the 50 footers cranking at 20 knots. In a 12 foot boat staying good in the wake is a chore. Lost sight of the Drum. The spoil islands were not producing today. Off to a residential canal. This is one of the areas where Snook got hit hard in the freeze. The Snook have not Returned. Given the depth and a good flat off of the edge it can be a prime location for Trout. First big Trout came up and gave the Gulp a kiss. Not a hit, but a nudge. Shifted over to the Rapala XRSS-8. Good solid hit and a hard fight, turned out to be a 5 pound Bluefish. Definitely lost this far back from the river. Ran 5 short Trout out of a side pocket. Then the player of the day came up. A nice fat Trout. Weighed in at 3.75 pounds. Lost a couple more then brought in 2 mid slot Trout. On the way out picked up another 3.75 pound Trout.
Sleep late and catch fish. Not a bad day