Yesterday this crew had fun fighting some hard pulling bull reds at the POC jetties. It started off a little slow and kind of frustrating, cause we would either loose one during the battle or break them off. Finally about mid day the guys found a rhythm and landed 11 bulls between 42-46.5 inches.
Change of plans this morning, we were going to head to the rocks, but since the wife couldn't make it we decided to wade. Tide is still up a bit, but the trout were still holding over knee to thigh deep sand pockets. Topwatersand Strawberry Wine was the bait of choice with Waterloo Rods, and Fins braid we saw trout action all day up to 23". Had one school of redfish bust the surface in front of us, but turned the wrong way. With a little cooler weather coming and water temps dropping a bit, I know the bite will only get better!
With cooler temps on the way, and water temps dropping slightly, it's going to be a good rest of the month. I am excited about this Fall, coming out of an amazing summer with good rains and a couple floods our bay has been flushed and replenished with bait. Come on down and let's go fishing in November or December. We are also still taking booking for our Port Mansfield Trophy Trout Packages, this is an experience you won't want to miss!
Fun day at the big rocks, before the front hit. Took some rain, but had some big pulls and sore arms before the weather ran us off.
Everybody knows fishing on the Middle Coast has been phenomenal, but the aggressiveness of the pre-front bite never gets old. Topwaters to gold spoons, anything you threw out got destroyed. Starting to see a few more schools of reds. The last school we chased today looked like they belonged in LA. Most all the fish were released today, except 5-6 for dinner.
Little tougher on day 2 with a stiff NE wind. We stayed in the bait all day, but couldn't ever catch more than a couple per stop. Days like this can be a grind sometimes. Blame it on the pressure, the wind, the temps, but sometimes these fish just lock up. Had to try and repeat day one, and none of us wanted to sit at home! Lol
It was a fun few days in Port Mansfield, redfish were everywhere, but trout proved harder to find. Walked a lot of knee deep water sight casting to schools. We did find a few solid trout and one trophy mixed in with the pods. We were under a Coastal Flood Advisory down there as well, which allowed us to fish a few places we normally wouldn't be able too. Up on the shelf on the East side was about knee deep. A few fish were taking advantage of it, using it to coral bait fish. The pods of redfish were on the edge of the shelf in thigh deep water along with a few solid trout chasing rafts of finger mullet. Out in the thigh to waist deep water were a handful of keeper and small trout holding around the many grass beds and sand pockets. Can't wait to get back down there, for Port Mansfield or Seadrift trips, give me a call. It's gona be a great winter!