We squeezed one in just ahead of the front Friday morning, but were forced to bale early and cancel Saturday as well due to to the gale force south winds. Before the wind picked up, we found several groups of birds working over pretty decent specks and sand trout. Had it not taken me so long to figure out what the fish were doing, we could have easily finished with an even better box of fish.
Most of the fish were in 2 to 5 feet of water chasing small shad. Plum-chartreuse proved to be the color of the day and fishing it on a lighter head made a world of difference. We tend to stick with a quarter ounce head when working school trout in order to make longer casts and stay off the school, but these fish were into a much slower fall.
The wind turned around and blew equally hard out of the north last night, but it has died down this morning. Water clarity continues to be good and the surface temperature was in the mid-60's. I talked with two friends that waded the same morning and they caught nine trout up to four pounds on Mirrodine XL's. Surprisingly enough, they didn't catch the first fish on a Fat Boy or a topwater.
That means there won't be any left by the time I can get back over to Outcast Tackle. I haven't tried the new larger version, but it looks good.