Guided two groups of local anglers looking for speckled trout and redfish on Wednesday and today. It was tremendous not seeing “my shameless shadow” where I was working on either day. Nice overcast conditions and decent water movement both days but could really do without the calm winds and extra high water. Nonetheless, high numbers of speckled trout and redfish were produced although today was a bit more difficult for the redfish. Fished areas way south on Wednesday to find some great 3-5# trout on 3-4′ flats. We’re continuing to absolutely hammer these trout on Sebile Bongos with some really healthy fish including another 5# fish today. Most fish were taken on Gulp! Jerkshads and, in some areas, a quality 17-20″ were stuck nearly every cast. Viewed a large amount of gar in all sizes on both days which usually indicates slower fishing but in this case, it didn’t hold true. 20-40 speckled trout(14-23″) and 6-12 redfish(12-31″)each day and our clients are thrilled with their new angling instruction, techniques and extremely productive areas to target speckled trout and redfish. Busy, busy with 6 trips in 5 days and still trying to catch up on weather postponed trips. I can only imagine the frantic pace of Redfish University in the Spring and for the rest of the year for that matter. No complaints when clients return monthly! Most fish released, the clients took it easy on the population this week but some were taken home for dinner. Thanks, E Holstman
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