We fished the south end of Calcasieu in winds that made the return trrip a memorable one. West Cove and the old jetties were still fishable and the fish, as well as the birds, were there. Small flocks of gulls worked over shrimp and small ribbon fish all day long.
The water was in great shape from mid-lake on south. We had no trouble catching limits of trout up to four pounds fishing morning glory and glow-chartreuse Assassins over the shell in 2 to 3 1/2 feet of water. The birds held over the fish as well as I have seen them hold since last fall. We also caught several redfish in the 22 to 25 inch class that hit bone-chartreuse She Dogs.
It was easily the best trip we've had this spring and I hope it is a sign that the fish are ready to do their thing even in the wind. We had been catching a few bragging size trout on the east side of the lake, but there was no way we could fish it today.