After a couple of drifts closer to Traylor Island and a couple of undersized reds for the effort I decided to drift farther out and switched to a hunchback. The reds were way more aggressive towards the hunchback, but I was still just managing undersized reds. I did catch one with 14 spots ( 6 & 8 ).
I came to the realization that a limit of reds was probably not going to happen, so I became to take the pressure off myself and began enjoying the day catching smaller reds. Towards the end of my morning I landed one slot red, a 22"er, and threw it on the stringer. Of course I forgot to take a photo. I needed to be off earlier than the day before to clean the tiny house & fish, and make my way back north to SA. Oh, I did have a hitchhiker on my last drift.
Time: 5:30 am - 10:00 am
Air Temp: 82 - 85°F
Wind: S @ 5 kn - 10 kn, gusting 10+ kn
Barometric Pressure: 1014 mb (rising)
Sky: Mostly Sunny
Water Clarity: 2-3 feet
Water Temp: 86°F
Predicted Tides @ Port Aransas:
Low @ 12:32 am (0.17 ft)
High @ 9:25 am (0.88 ft)
Sunrise/set: 6:45 am/8:24 pm
Moonrise/set: 11:08 pm (20th)/10:49 am
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (80%)
Silver Mullet Spook Jr.
Blue Eyed Billy Hunchback
Trout: 1 dink
Reds: 1 keeper, 12 undersized