We paddled out to the point of Talley Island before continuing to Little Cut and fishing the incoming Tide. I spent most of the morning throwing topwaters with no takers, not even a haphazard swipe. I decided to pop out into "front bay" to work the outside of the cut with soft plastics. While I was out there Ron caught an undersized trout on, what else, a TS Grasswalker.
I paddled back in to the cut and met up with Ron and he suggested we should paddle up to Big Cut (Yucca Cut) and drift back down to Little Cut. There were two boats anchored up tossing pinfish? or croaker? (something live that was not shrimp) and hooking up with what looked like solid slot reds with some consistent frequency. (they were all fishing them on fish finder rigs if any cares to know). Ron Hooked up with a solid red but it tossed the hook at the yak after a long fight. I finally had a decent trout swipe on the topwater , but that was all the action I got on tops. I switched to a crankbait and finally landed a slot red. Ron then landed a 19.5" red on, surprise surprise, TS Grasswalker. We broke for lunch and ultimately decided to head in with the wind starting to pick up and swing to the west as the front approached.
Sorry for the lack of photos. Hopefully Ron will chime in with some of his.
Time: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Air Temp: 72°F - 79°F
Wind: SSE @ 8 kn - WNW @ 14 kn
Barometric Pressure: 1001 mb (Slightly Rising)
Sky: Overcast/Mostly Cloudy
Water Clarity: 3 - 4 feet
Water Temp: 71°F
Structure: Sand & Grass
Predicted Tides @ Port Aransas:
Low @ 3:41 am (-0.66 Ft)
High @ 4:25 pm (0.45 Ft)
Sunrise/set: 7:06am/7:52 pm
Moonrise/set: 1:55 pm/3:50 am on 14th
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (60%)
Spectrum Spook Jr.
Chartreuse/Bone She Dog
Silver Mullet Spook Jr.
Blue Back/Chrome Footloose
Plum/Chartreuse Norton Bull Minnow on 1/16oz jighead
Limetreuse Norton Bull Minnow on 1/16oz jighead
Birthday Suit TS Grasswalker
Ron threw other lures
Reds: 1 Keeper & a couple undersized
Trout: 1 undersized