October 9, 2003 — FALL REDS

Water temperatures remain in the upper 70s providing a comfortable wade without waders.  Red fishing continues to be great.  Fishing North provided non-stop action for the past three days.  Reds were found from knee to chest deep water.  Trout were located in chest to deeper water.  The top water bite was slow with the majority of the fish caught on red and white and purple and chartreuse soft plastics.  While no large schools of reds were found there were plenty of small schools to keep action consistent throughout the day.  Small trout filled the down time.  My customers were keeping count of the fish they caught.  Not counting my fish, my four customers caught and released over 150 undersized trout each day.  These small trout were intermingled with some large sand trout along with several keeper specks.  The activity is really beginning to pick up as the water temperature drops.