Apologize for getting lazy and not posting most recent reports. We finally got a little break in the wind the middle of last week and had some decent days on Big lake. The water is in great condition. We caught trout up to three pounds fishing morning glory and glow-chartreuse Assassins over the shell in four feet of water.
During the mid-day hours we caught some solid trout working over ribbonfish under the birds in the midlake area. The water was blown out so badly by the north wind that we were unable to fish West Cove any at all. The following day we were pinned up against the southeast bank all morning, but saw some huge trout crusising the shallow shell. they wouldn't hit anything, but the redfish running the same water hit both She Dogs and Assassins.
Yesterday afternoon we battled a twenty mile per hour wind, but still found trout and reds hustling mullet up against the southeast bank of West Cove. We didn't keep any fish, but caught probably fifteen trout up to five pounds and at least that many reds. We caught every fish on either a black-chartreuse She Dog or a black-chartreuse Catch 2000. We also missed two big trout that we just mishandled at the boat. They were over 27 inches long, but any guess beyond that is wishful speculation!