I follow a basic 30-30 rule to determine if the day is suitable for fishing. The temperature must be above 30 degrees F and the wind less than 30 knots. The wind factor may be waived. This week the wind pushed above 20 knots and the temperature was in the low seventies, so it's off to another day on the water. First stop in search of Reds no luck at all, figured that the guides working the lee pockets had been through the area. Got a good position on the windward side of a spoil island, pulled a 20 1/2 inch Trout out of the trough. Nothing else on any of the troughs. Head back into a mud bay, once again looking for Reds. At the very back where there is about 6 inches of mud, got a good hit on a tube. Really tore the place up, got it up and into the boat. A scrappy 14 inch Flounder, just barely broke a pound. Thought about keeping it to use as paper in the printer. Might make a good meal this Fall. Worked the mud back out to deeper water. One good hook up, another 20 1/2 inch Trout, no Reds. Back up to work the residential canal, looking for Snook. One of the deeper sections was full of Trout caught two nice slot and another 20 1/2 inch Trout. Too many short Trout in the area so it is on to search other areas. Didn't find any Snook or Reds on the day.
Back at the launch site, I talked with an angler that told me how they always caught 9 pound Trout in the area. A couple of months ago I was told about the 15 pound Trout in the area. Guess I just don't know how to do it, or I need a better scale.