picaroon wrote:When I was much younger I often fished the surf in front of San Luis Pass on the West side. As I remember May was the month for the surf to really turn on. Yacklash..............what is your experience ????
Over the years, I've found the trout start to really show up in the surf 2-3 weeks before Memorial Day and are pretty much there for May and April in numbers and size. I've been told they are always out there, but move in closer to shore as the bait moves up nearer to shore, or maybe that's just when I start fishing the surf.
Back in (I think it was) 2005-2009, I caught at least one 7+ lber per spring/summer, usually right outside the first bar. In 2006 I think it was, I caught two 7.5ers in consecutive trips in early May. The Surfside jetty is also probably crazy with trout right now and I'd be willing to bet that there are a few monsters there. Once saw an old Vietnamese man land a trout there that was at least 30" on cut bait. He dragged it over rocks rather than walk the rocks down to net it. It had swallowed the hook
He put it under his wagon and put a wet towel on it and then proceeded to fish for at least another 3 hours before I left. Had to be 90 degrees that day.