The catching was much better than expected yesterday afternoon. We caught a break with the wind and made a quick run on the north end of the lake. We had every intention of trying to catch 3 or 4 flounder, but ran across two small flocks of birds on the way. I think the first stop would have been the best as the trout were a little larger, but the reds crashed the party after we caught only a few keepers.
We weren't into keeping any reds, but we could have limited pretty easily. The second flock, if you consider three birds to be a flock, was pecking at small shrimp and most of the trout were small as well. We did manage to cull 11 keepers before calling it a day. We caught our first few fish on a 3-inch Swim bait only because we had them tied on for the flounder. The most productive bait was a Red Shad four inch Sea Shad rigged on a 1/8th ounce head.
The water clarity wasn't just horrible and that was a good surprise. Not having to run to the south end of the lake was a good surprise as well. Hopefully, we are moving into more consistent patterns for the summer.