This is getting to be a little frustrating. We squeezed a few hours in yesterday in warmer, butless than perfect conditions only to wake up to a steady rain and 20 mph north wind. It is getting colder, the wind continues to howl and other than warming up a little, the forecast for the remainder of the week doesn't look good. The water had cleared some, but we had to work for our bites. We gave up on the trout pretty quickly and managed to keep five slot reds. We caught every keeper on a perch colored shallow diving crankbait.
Virtually every red I have cleaned over the past few weeks had at least one perch in its stomach. We caught only undersized redfish bouncing tails off the bottom in the deeper water. With more rain scheduled through the weekend we will probably have to change tactics again. I don't know how this will affect the trout, but we are not finding them on the same shallow shell we were fishing a week ago. The water clarity in Coffee Ground was the best we found, but the bite was better for us in the more off-colored water.
I talked with two very good Sabine fishermen that spent the entire day fishing the Causeway reef and the ship channel yesterday. They kept seven trout and three flounder. None of there keeper trout came off the Causeway reef. They said the water clarity wasn't that bad, but that is a pretty generic assessment.