I appreciate all of the concerned e-mails, but "yes" I am well and I have been on the water most every day. We enjoyed 3 3/4 consecutive days of super weather with surface temperatures up to 66 degrees and caught not only a lot of fish, but some big trout as well. Because this is all old news at this point, I will just hit the highlights.
I was waiting to post my report in an effort to hang on to a good stretch of shoreline for some clients on Tuesday that specifically wanted a shot at a big trout, but they canceled the night before with the front due in the next day. It never fails, the front got here late.
I spent Saturday on Sabine with my Grandson and was very surprised at the water clarity on the east shoreline. We caught redfish on plastics and spinnerbaits until he just wore out and announced that it was time for him to drive the boat! There was an incredible amount of bait on the flats and I would have loved to waited out the trout, but I learned my lesson with my kids. I kept them the water when they were his age until they thought I was punishing them for something and I am sorry for that.
There was no place I would have rather been yesterday than standing waist deep in the water chunking Corkies on Big Lake until about 2:30. At that time, the spectacular conditions were dramatically erased by a blue norther that raced across Hwy. 82 a little faster than anticipated and we were dodging falling chunks of ice before we made it back.
Prior to the arrival of the front, the water was in great shape and 66 degrees. That was pretty much the case on both lakes since last Friday. Both lakes continued to clear and warm and the fishing got better each day. Very seldom do we get any break in the wind, so I am going to consider that a given each morning and hope for the best.
The redfsih bite on Sabine, as well as the flounder bite, has just been unreal, but trout have been hard to come by for us. That could change over night. It was pretty much a choice of which fish to target on Big Lake prior to the arrival of the front. We were catching good numbers on red shad Assassins and Crazy Croakers, but our larger trout ate Corky Fat Boys and Super Spooks.
We did have a 29-inch trout that was very thick across the back and a fish just under 28 inches that was on the poor side. We caught them wading and released both fish without weighing either of them. It looks like we are going to have two pretty good weather days before it starts raining again this weekend. I don't think we gave up much surface temperature to Tuesday's blow, but I'll know more tomorrow.