Sometimes you can’t pick your days to fish, especially with regularly visiting clients. Guided Jeff and John Shiver today in the middle of a harsh neap tide and very light winds. Started early with topwaters and got a few nice trout and several short bites. Switched to Sebile Stickshad suspending hardbaits and really found the rhythm. Sat on a few large schools of speckled trout and stuck fish virtually every cast. Lots of small and medium fish this morning but fun nonetheless. Moved closer to the banks with Gulp! Jerkshads and found a few decent redfish in the 22-24″ range but no beasts. After catching 40+ trout between 13-17″ we moved to some areas with better water movement to find better speckled trout in the 2.5-4# range. These trout wanted a Gulp! Jerkshad in camo and watermelon slowing tapped on the bottom in 3-5′ of water. Some fish even wanted a deadsticker. The redfish were pretty tough today but found lots(20-30) of fish in shallow water that were not excited with the dead water. Ended up with around 50 trout of all sizes and only 4 redfish. Neap tide success means being around hundreds of fish and a slow approach. All fish released. Tomorrow will be outstanding because the quality fish sure didn’t dine today. E Holstman
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