The post cold front conditions this past weekend, were much better than I had anticipated. Late Friday morning, I launched from a new area for me, I had planed to fish a small river near my house, with hopes to hit some docks. That did not pan out, the river was much more shallow than I could see from Google maps. The only thing I found in there were a couple dead mullet. So, "plan B", I turned around and made my way across the inter-coastal to a set of spoil islands. The bite was slow at first, a few small trout on the DOA #313 Gold Glitter Shrimp. I set off drifting the edge of the flat and the ICW, that is where things started to heat up. I stumbled upon a school of Bluefish, an awesomely powerful fish. They were extremely ferocious, they tore through four or five of my shrimp, consistently, just as it hit the water. I decided to change things up a bit and switched to a Mirrolure, Top Pup. What an insane sight to see, a school of fish just terrorizing my top water lure. I fished them for about thirty minutes and decided it was time to find another species.
I left the edge of the ICW and headed for the backside of the spoil, where I could see some mullet activity. I switched back to the DOA shrimp and worked, what felt like the entire school, with not even so much as a single strike. I tried every color shrimp I had, no luck. Feeling a bit discouraged I decided to switch to the DOA Cal Shad #406 Arkansas glow and a 1/4oz jig head, success! On my first cast I hooked into a slot red. This action continued for nearly 1-1/2 hours. The sun was starting to come down, sadly I had to depart the red fish party.
Fish total for the day six Bluefish, five red fish, and an easy dozen plus trout. Keep those lines tight!!!
Sounds like it was a great day.
Awesome fishing J...do you participate in kayakwars?
Kayakwars? No but it sounds fun! I do fish kayak tournaments. Thanks!
Check it out! extremecoast.com/.../viewforum.php its team based online and free. Tons of fun and very competitive. Registration will be starting up soon for this year.
Very nice day i would say.
Awesome thanks for the report.