I talked with a couple of friends tonight that said the fishing today was a little tougher than yesterday, but there was no way it could have been as good anyway. The only negative yesterday was that i was alone. i wasn't going to fish, but I changed my mind around 8:30 and assured the wife that I would only scout a couple of hours. I had a hard time calling it quits at 3:00!
It was easily the best day I have had this year. I was limited on trout less than an hour after I put the troll motor down, immediately called two other boats that I knew were out and watched them limited as well. There were trout under the birds, trout on the shallow shell and trout on the 12 foot breaks all day long. We fished an outgoing tide, 62 degree water, cloud cover all day and little or no wind.
The best part of the trout bite was that the few trout that I kept were all in the 3 pound class and I released two close to 5 pounds. For the most part I fished only 4-inch Usual Suspects and 5-inch Seas Shads in opening night and bone diamond. Had I wanted to fish schooling reds I had at least three opportunities, but the first one i caught was humongous and I moved back to the shorelines. I still caught probably fifteen slot fish in less than 3 feet of water. Most everyone I talked with caught a lot of reds as well, but a lot of their fish were oversize.
I found schools of small ribbon fish trying to get out of the water twice and both times the larger trout were chasing them. The shrimp I saw, however, were really small. I get very few days like yesterday over the course of the year, but I am hoping that this was just the beginning of a great run.