At least for right now it looks like I will give it a break for the weekend,but we enjoyed probably the most consistent week of catching that I have had in a long time. We ran south early in the week to avoid the results of last Sunday's flooding and found both flounder and trout in the ship channel. We caught all of the fish on the same 4" tails and finally discovered that depth was more important than color. We fished an outgoing tide everyday.
Believe it or not, as bad as the river looked, much of the north end of the lake, all the way to Madam Johnson Bayou, looked really good. We found fish under the birds, both trout and redfish and they were pretty solid fish. The closer we got to the west side of the lake the worse the water got so we never even fished it. That may have been a mistake as I talked with several fishermen that did well on the redfish over there both Thursday and Friday morning.
Our second flounder Thursday was over five pounds and two of our flounder Friday were nearly that large. Our better fish came out of the ship channel, but we found flounder almost every stop in the main lake. The water was high and the fish were in the grass. Most of the bird activity was on the south end. The jetties have apparently been a good option as well, but not consistent. I hope that the river doesn't muddy up more of the lake, but at least for right now there is a lot of good looking water!
The SRA is running both generators, but has decided to not open the gates as of today. The lake is above pool level, but has slowly started back down. Hopefully, they will continue to generate and slowly pull the level rather than dump it on us all at one time following storms north of the lake.