Spring! What Can You Say, but: OH NO!!! WIND! — March 31, 2012

The title says it all. One day beautiful water color, next day SANDY. But don’t fret; we are still catching fish in very off colored water.
Between days of high winds we are getting outstanding top water bites, being able to fish top water for eight hours is nothing short of winning the power ball.

On days of lower winds we continue to catch good numbers of 18” to 20” plus trout. Bone, red head white body, trout pattern and chartreuse gold body small spooks have been our go to bait. We are also fishing tops in the wind just not as consistent bait when the surface has 1 to 2 foot chop on it. Fish are spawning as I write this report, so look for them on wind blown shore lines and along areas getting a little current. Sand and gravel with grass near is the go to pattern.

If not fishing tops we are throwing bone/chartreuse, red and white, and in off color water we continue to throw dark colors. Purple chartreuse, morning glory, and Black and chartreuse tails.

The reds have been somewhat scarce for us as most of our guests are still trying to catch Big Mommas. We have had a number of trout in the high twenties with my daughter Stephanie catching her personal best the other day. A long time friend was down and asked her to fish with us so I relented and let her have the day off. Well she kicked our butts with a great 29” 7 pound plus sow. Yes she is still swimming the Laguna.

I am waiting for the wind to slow down so I can start checking the beach front. Can’t wait to chase Tarpon and kings on top water. I’ll keep you posted.

Remember release the big ones to past on their genes and eat the little ones. They taste better.