A big problem I was having was figuring out how to properly work over the area. Oyster reefs were everywhere, the current was flowing fairly fast, and the wind was blowing me every which way - even with the bit of protection the landscape afforded.
I was having the problem of jetting past the reefs I wanted to cast between (you could visualize them by the ripples on the surface combined with they were darker than the cuts). I could make 1 cast at best and then rip past. If I got a good bite and wanted to try again, I had to turn around and re setup for my cast, and the fish had either moved or spooked by then.
I was going with the current so maybe that was my problem? Combined with the wind at my back and no way I could properly work over the area.
I'm not sure what I should have done, but eventually I busted out the anchor to go back to a spot after getting bites. Maybe I needed to not cast as I drifted since I was simply going too fast, and simply have the anchor ready to drop when I saw a promising spot? My other tactic was to beach myself on the oyster reefs lol.
Another problem with going so fast, my jig heads were snagging oyster constantly. Made for an over all frustrating day. I tried a wake bait (manns - one) but they weren't interested in top water. I never tried a super spook, I'm not very good at walking the dog.
Oh, my rudder decided to break during the trip too not sure if that would have helped anything.
How do you guys properly work over flowing bayous with strong current?