The fishing on the flats has been good for trout up to eight pounds the past few weeks. They are eating shrimp and finger mullet but that is not what we have been feeding them! We have been tossing ½ to ¾s of a Gulp sinking minnow in the watermelon color. Toss your baits in the white holes and at fish that are swimming off and you will be sure to hook up.
This is Jen with a nice trout on her birthday.
In the deeper water, say three to five feet you can find trout in good numbers. I like tossing Gulp or Powerbait in the three-inch size range with a one eighth or one quarter ounce jig head. If you have your limit and are fishing for fun you can crimp your barb down on your jig so you do not have to touch the trout and you won’t remove their protective slime. I can usually just give the fish some slack line while they are still in the water and they will shake the hook out. Do not be surprised if you catch a few flounder while casting your jigs, we caught a few last week. If you like eating fish, flounder is one you will want to bring to the table.
Pete with a big trout!
Louise holds her first Red before release!
On the shallow flats you will find the redfish searching for an easy meal in the am and they will eat your sinking minnow as well. We took many reds as we quietly approached them and pitched baits in their face. Even a bad cast was producing bites. But just covering ground will work as well. You can cast a shrimp and do the same thing.
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