We fished Churchill Bayou, picking up 3-4 keeper specks on the troll or at marsh drains and a slot red on a topwater that I hunted for a few minutes.
Beyond that, most of the day, I trolled a Down South paddle tail in Glo/chartreuse on a 1/8th oz jighead and on a 1/4oz jig head to work the entire water column. I tipped both with Shrimp Fishbites. As I trolled, I worked a Super Spook Jr. in bone or bone/chartreuse along the shorelines.
Don was picking up multiple 18-inch reds on the southwest shoreline of Cold Pass. We then ventured north into Titlum Tatlum, where I picked up three more slot reds – two on topwaters. One red inhaled by Bone Super Spook so deep that the back hooks got caught in his throat, so I could not retrieve it until we cleaned it. The other got a hook caught in his eye socket, and that was how I brought it in – it was not hooked in the mouth.
I picked up another slot red trolling Churchill back to the launch. I only kept two reds – the throat-punched one, and the Popeye – and released the others.
As we trolled Titlum in the afternoon in better current, I picked up 7 keeper trout in about 45 minutes trolling the same 100 yard stretch of channel. Most of the trout had mud on their anal fin, so they were clearly rooted in the mud waiting for food to swim by. I kept some of them and threw some back.
Total – I kept 6 specks (15 to 17 inches) and a limit of reds to 22 inches three reds. DandyDon pulled a Grand Slam, but I will let him chime in on his day.
We had a major solunar feed from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and we fished the minor from 2:30 to 3:30 as well. Most of our fish were caught during the solunar feeds. We were off the water at 4 pm, cleaned our catch and headed home. it was the first time we have fished nearly 12 hours straight. Sore back, but a good day.