He fished the same reef the day before and very quickly boxed 5 trout and two flounder. But according to the captain, the current was much stronger today than the previous day. Still, we managed to box 8 trout from 16-20”, plus caught a few borderline fish and had some long distance releases. He used a glow soft plastic with a straight chartreuse tail on a 1/8 ounce head. I started off with a weighted shrimp pattern on the fly rod. That got the big trout of the day at 20” and a couple of 15” fish. I moved to a straight tail soft plastic using the baitcasting gear and got a couple of fish, one 17” and a 16”. It was tough for both of us to manage the dynamics of the current as there was a very narrow payoff zone just next to the reef. We both tried a topwater and got nothing. After a time, the bite went to zero so we moved on to another nearby reef.
That reef we waded. We were looking for flounder mainly, but he said the reef was normally good for redfish, too. It was about knee deep with a substantial current moving over it. More a narrow strip of broken shell than reef, flanked by deeper water with a mud bottom. There, I picked up a couple of redfish, one about 20” on a tan Borski slider. He picked up a 19” red and a little flounder on a paddle tail. His back started messing with him so we quit that and tried the previous spot. The current had slackened and it was past the time of the projected low tide. We both picked up a flounder each, but both a little undersized. Came on in and had an excellent shrimp poor boy and onion rings at the Crab Trap.
No photos. If the captain doesn’t take photos, neither does the crew.