They're Still over shell
Three of us waded East yesterday - It was a marathon and we only boated 1 Keeper trout and one 15" dink.
Everyone was jumping around looking for them. We might have done better if we got there earlier. We heard what bite there was, was early.
Today Jerry and I got out at dark thirty and jumped out of the boat at Campbells.
No Bait, No Tide, No Signs, No fish.
We waded a few other shore lines in the area with no luck. The next move was to make some drifts in West Bay and around the Causeway.
1-18" fish at the bridge.
We were throwing tops and tails.
Then we ran out to some deeper reefs and there they were.
In 6 to 7 feet of water over shell.
The water looked like Yoohoo.
We were baffled that the fish could even see the baits.
They were all females with their bellies empty and full of roe.
So the spawn is on.
Our first fish was a nice 23" at around 10:00.
We kept pecking them out until 2:00.
Ended the day with 11.
We had 6 over 20. The biggest were 2-22" & 1-23".
All caught on Assassins.
Today's results were not due to any talent on our part as fishermen.
These fish were so aggressive that they were hooking them selves.
All we had to do was hold on to the rods.
Jerry caught 7. I couldn't keep pace with him with my 4 trout and 1 red.
The last fish of the day Jerry hooked and it was a brute.
Jerry fought it for some time and had it break off. He said it was the hardest pull he had felt in quite awhile and he has been on some decent sized fish lately.
The odd thing about this last fish was, we had both casted out and our lures landed within 10" of each other. On the drop I got a good hit and miss. At what seemed like the exact same time Jerry almost had his rod pulled out of his hands.
Last edited by Mullet; 03-23-2012 at 04:41 PM.