Sunday tried to surprise us with a big conditions meltdown except Mother Nature forgot that we'd been there and seen that one about 200 times. We hit the water on a slick off first thing after a big wind pop overnight which gutted the bays with off color water.
We immediately abandoned strong Trout real estate in search of Redfish and all managed a few while we were looking for some guidance from the wind and water. Sure enough we picked up a little pop out of the North and pushing 15-18 knots. We worked with it for a while with Capt. James C. breaking into a half dozen fish first thing on a slow grind. That wind and direction backed down in velocity and advanced around the compass going East and then Southeast.
With the big tide on the charts I new some good water would be pushing for the "hot zones" and we bugged out of the back country and made a bee line. First drift we took Trout to 20". We stayed on them working a stair step approach over oyster shell along streaking water changes and managed solid Trout the entire way. We finally broke to primary structure as the Southeasterly direction ramped up into the middle teens. The bull tide still managed to penetrate dirty water zones leaving us with "all the cards" in our favor. First primary structure drift produced 8 Trout to 18". Capt. Doug and Capt. James E. were working the same patterns in different areas with similar results.
All in all it was a great string of days with a great bunch of guests. As always, we hope the start of the week is a good one for everybody. Come see us when you get a chance!
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