The forecast called for rain and wind. I decided to
fish early in case the weather got bad and forced me off of the water. I
launched at approximately 5AM. The sun was not scheduled to rise until 7:00.
The first hour was hot and humid. The
mosquitos were thick. The fish would not cooperate. The second hour was a
steady down pour. It was a wall of rain drops. The next couple hours were
The first fish did not bite until after the
rains. It was a nice 20″ trout that nailed my top water plug with the
speed of a torpedo. He fought briefly and around 7:30AM I landed my first fish.
After a few more casts in the same area, I
realized the fish must have gotten spooked and moved on. I followed suit and
continued my hunt in other areas. I began working a grass line hoping to
find some flounder. I soon hooked up on a small slot red using a Category 5
I continued working the same grass-line,
throwing the same soft plastic and soon landed a nice flounder. And just like
that: one, two, three fish. I had my Texas slam. (Legal trout, flounder and
The prefect weather suddenly changed as a
storm front moved in. I was all of sudden faced with more rain and
strong winds. The waves got rough and the fishing got rougher. I decided
to hide behind a point and drift an area that covers a few reefs. I switched
back to my top-water plug.
During one of my retrieves through the big
waves I saw a large splash and felt my pole double over. The drag started
ripping and I knew I hooked a nice sized trout. The fight was heightened by the
strong winds and rough conditions, but I eventually landed this nice trout.
I CPR’ed (Catch, photo and released) the fish
and tried the drift one more time. The conditions did not change and the fish
once again did not cooperate. I decided to call it a day. I loaded up and spent
the remainder of the day with the family.
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