We really had a crazy week of fishing. Thursday was the only day that was was tough from start to finish due to a wind that never cut us any slack, but we still managed to catch a few solid trout and and five slot reds. We caught every fish drifting the flats with red shad and chicken on a chain Assassins. The following day, Kevin and Kyle Johnson joined me and we ran straight to the marsh and boxed a few reds before challenging the lake.
When we got out there, the wind wasn't that bad early and Kevin picked up a nice flounder right off the bat. We added two more reds and four trout before the wind picked up. We caught most of our fish drifting the flats on the La. shoreline fishing Texas Roach Assassins. We had canceled the trip three other times due to the wind and finally just ran out of days as Kyle leaves Tuesday morning for basic training at Fort Benning. It was a privilege just sharing the day with them!
Earlier in the week Steve and Jim Osborne fished with me and we caught some big trout on everything from Mirrodine XL's to 5-inch Chicken on a chain Assassins. It was reasonably calm at daylight and we caught several trout in the 4 to 5-pound class under a small bunch of terns. We caught our larger fish after the wind started blowing drifting in 4 to 6 feet of water.
We are getting very close to the kickoff of the annual STAR tournament and most of the fish that we did not release were full of eggs. In spite of winds that seem to never quit, much of the lake is pretty clear and there are patches of green water all over the lake. The water in the river and the bayous is in great shape as well.
If you didn't get a swing at a big trout this winter, you need to get on the water soon. The wind is still a problem, but we have it going on pretty good right now!