Good Day ladies and germs! a quick update of what's been happening in the lower laguna arroyo city area.
This spring has been absolutely beautiful compared to last year. We haven't had the hurricane force winds that we are so accustomed to having. Please don't think i'm complaining about that! Our bay is continuing to heal nicely from the tragic fresh water influx 2 years ago that killed about 50-60% of our seagrass in many areas. While the bay still turns into chocolate with high winds, a great part of the the bay is still staying crystal clear for the better part. A very welcomed sight to say the least.
Now i don't want to attribute our lower than usual numbers of fish this season to that grass kill, however, it does make me wonder. Trout have been excellent since spring sprung. Trout have been plentiful for the most part and many of them have been solid in the mid to upper twenties in length.
Reds on the other hand have been scarce to say the least during the morning hours. Where they have gone is beyond most of us. Most days its been grind it out kinds of days that will yield several reds. Fishing has not been easy like it should be this time of year......at least in the monring it hasnt.
The late afternoon action has been as hot as an habenero pepper in a taco. Birds have been working on both sides of the ICW from single birds to large groups all chasing big trout feeding along with red fish.
It seems like we are about to get into more a summer pattern earlier than usual and I don't mind that at all. I always enjoy calmer days when i can pole clients around hunting for the big ladies and flashy redfish tails abound.
of course the number 2 question i keep getting from everyone after the #1 question (how's the fishing?) is "What are they biting?" I have used 3 lures this year in a variety of colors. No need for anything else. TTF Killer flats minnow (plum chart is my fav), Hackberry Hustler- who dat, and the Shiney Hiney shrimp has been absolutely killer on the trout. if you havent tried them, WHAT YOU WAITIN' FER?