Saturday (10/5/13) I met some of my “Anger’s Elite”
team members for a day of fishing in Matagorda Bay. I arrived shortly after sun
rise. My friends headed for the marsh in search of flounder and reds. I chose
to head out to some deeper reefs in search of trout.
On my out to the water, I saw a tailing red.
A couple of casts later I caught this little guy.
I started with a top water lure, but with
little to no wind the trout didn’t seem interested. I switched to a Vudu Shrimp
and that seemed to be the ticket. I caught a number of trout ranging from
16″ to 20.5″.
The first couple of trout were keeper sized
but not large by any means.
I finally landed a trout over 20″.
After a while, I decided to visit my friends
in the marsh. They had each caught a number of reds and flounder. I fished with
them for a few minutes but failed to add any of those species.
After a while I decided to move to another
reef and add some more trout for the day. I spent some time throwing
top-water baits again. A few casts later, I hooked a nice redfish. While
trying to net the fish I got my net tangled up in the front treble hook
and was unable to scoop the fish. I felt helpless. I tried to just fling
him in the kayak but he came unhooked and I watched him swim away.
I decided to go back out to the hole where I
caught my trout earlier. The trout were still in the area as I added a few more
to my number. I ended the day with 13 keeper sized trout. Not a bad day. All
fish were CPR’ed (caught, photographed and released safely).
Operationfish.com signing out,