- Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:50 pm
Hobiefishing: I went out Sunday morning and caught a red early on a topwater. Then, nothing, so I switched to frozen shrimp and caught small reds and drum, then nothing but small drum and hardheads. Water was a little over a foot deep.
I watched a kayak guide's Youtube video and he was fishing in almost the exact spot, and had the same luck. But, after the water warmed up, he moved to deeper water, maybe three feet, and continued to catch keeper reds and drum.
Where I was fishing, the water got too warm for the bigger fish and they went to deeper water. I didn't think to go deeper, but I will in the future. We had the cool front blow through last night and the water will be cooler for a while, but it will warm up again, and I'll keep a better awareness of the water temperature as the day progresses.
There will be days when the reds swim over and inspect your lure and swim away. It's frustrating to throw all kinds of bait and get no hits. That's fishing.
Starting now and into late November is when the white shrimp leave the back marsh lakes and venture into the bays, so the marsh drains are a good place for us to lay in wait for the predators. Anything that looks like a shrimp should get some hits.
Good luck, TexasJim