Quote of the morning, “I can handle the rain if you can!” Guided Mr. Gerald Smith this morning. Gerald had no problem with the forecast and I was very excited about the challenge of fishing in less than ideal conditions. Grabbed my Patagonia Rain Shadow jackets and pants for both of us and some awesome Yamaha Pro gear as well and we were underway. Started at 530am with calm conditions and no rain yet. Travelled way to the east and found the topwater bite again to be on fire. Boated countless speckled trout between 14-23″ with a massive fish pushing 7# lost at the boat. We also picked up some decent 20-24″ redfish in the same areas. As the heavy rains approached with switched to sub-surface hardies and I tried a Marsh Works Big Poppy cork with a 4″ Gulp! Shrimp in white about 12″ below my cork. Both of us continued to catch one fish after another. We didn’t travel much due to the heavy blinding rains but we did dodge several storms with the use of the Yamaha SHO Vmax 250 at speeds approaching 70 mph. Total for the wet morning was 35+ speckled trout with most being well above legal and 6-7 redfish of all mid-range lengths. Incredibly, we both stayed bone-dry in our Patagonia all-weather gear. Great stuff!! Not fishing tomorrow but very, very busy next week. See everyone soon and thank you for fishing with Redfish University(in all conditions!) E Holstman
Wet morning at Redfish University-August 28, 2010
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