A solid week of user-friendly weather has made for some very consistent catching on Sabine Lake. If possible, the water has cleared even more and is in fantastic shape. I am seeing more shad and small mullet than shrimp which makes it a little more difficult for the birds to work over a small area very long, but that's the only complaint
One day the birds are everywhere and the next day they are nowhere to be found, but I would at least give it a quick look as a lot of the trout under the,m have been keeper fish. Catching reds has been more a case of them finding us than the other way around. Most of the reds we have caught in the bayous or in the river have been oversized fish while the majority of the schooling reds have been in the slot.
You could probably stick with a 3 or 4-inch Usual Suspect and catch fish all day, but we have also been doing well with bone diamond and opening night in the Assassin 4 and 5 inch tails. We have been fishing our tails both under a cork and rigged on a 1/8th ounce head. We have also caught both trout and reds on Sooks and Skitterwalks, but I can't say that they have been much better fish. I hate driving home and cleaning up after dark, but the best bite has easily been in the afternoons on an outgoing tide.