Took a much needed break last weekend and earlier in the week but got back to business mid-week. Business is GOOD. Big numbers of redfish, speckled trout and a few flounder each trip made for some incredibly successful instructional and pure fish-catching Redfish University guide trips. With the warmer weather as of late, we fished lots of mullet and bait infested flats and especially windy, unprotected banks. As always, a Gulp! 5″ Jerkshad is absolutely deadly but we did switch over to some Johnson 1/4oz. Gold Spoons and small Bongos in areas with large numbers of redfish. In some areas, the speckled trout can be taken on nearly every cast with most being legal in the 16-18″ range. In fact, we’re really seeing more quality speckled trout than years past and found consistent 3-4# speckled trout in some areas. The flounder are still found on current swept points around uneven bottom. I suspect if we were actually targeting flounder we’d catch many more per trip but our primary focus is redfish and trout. Speaking of redfish, some beautiful redfish in the 24-27″ range are coming to the boat pretty frequently. The 27″ line on my Redfish Cup stick hasn’t been tickled this much since my days on The Cup. Some close, some over and some just right. A perfect, 27″ redfish this Winter has weighed between 7.25-7.75# so they’re definitely eating well. Some catch and release trips, and then some “fill the cooler” trips this week but with one thing in common, lots of fun and lots of fish!! A blacked-out livewell is good. Heading out at 100pm today for more Grand Slam action. Thanks, E Holstman
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