I almost missed a heck of a bite yesterday. I was gassing up the boat when I realized that I had left my GP/'depth finder at the house. (That is still better than leaving every rod in the truck!) I knew that Henry Abel and Rob Holt would get here early so I elected to fish with out it rather than run back to the house. I don't know how many times I looked down at the console during the day and nothing was there.
As it was, I think we were still late. I had two 4 to 5 pound trout on the first two casts and it was just crazy for the first thirty minutes. We never caught a trout over six pounds, but only a couple of the fish they kept were under 21-inches. We got a shot at one really big fish, but did not get as many chances as we have been getting of late.
We passed on the wade bite at dawn, but I told Calem Atkins and Sam Coco where we had been fishing and they did well with top waters for the first hour. Sam already has a big trout in the freezer waiting on a taxidermist, but he said he would have had two had he not broken off the largest trout he has ever hung. We caught up with them later in the morning and they were catching trout on top waters under the birds. Sam was still talking about that fish.
I feel certain it will be wall to wall boats tomorrow if the weather holds. The only saving grace may be the fact that there is a decent bite all the way from the jetties to East Pass. Working the birds could be very frustrating. We checked out a single bird and both Henry and Rob had a fish on when 3 other boats roared in on them. If one bird will do it.. a whole flock could well result in bay rage!
Enjoy the weekend, be safe, and make sure you have all your gear in order.....fire extinguishers, throw cushions, horn or whistle, running lights, etc.