After back to back days of decent catching, we never even launched this morning due to a howling south wind. It was already a steady 15 to 20 at daybreak. We are also due more rain Friday night, but it will hopefully blow through pretty quickly. They have also closed the gates at T-Bend and reduced the flow to less than 20,000. The lake can't take much of a hit, however, as it is still just above the 172 mark.
The good news is that while the wind blew a little harder than we would have liked the past couple of days, the catching has improved. Over the two day period we limited on reds both days, limited on flounder both days and added some pretty decent trout as well on Tuesday. We had to decide "either or" Wednesday and chose to target the reds and flounder. All of the fish were caught on the outgoing tide.
Three inch Usual Suspects, 5-inch Assassins rigged on 1/16th ounce heads and Traps all worked well. All but one of the flounder ate the Swim Bait. The water running out of the marshes is starting to spread down the shoreline and I think that has really helped. I am sure it will dirty up after today's gale force winds, but should clear up on lighter winds. The trout were holding in 4 to 6 feet of water a cast or two off the bank and all we could get them to hit was the 5-inch Rat tail Assassin.
Every day that we get blown I can only wonder how good the catching might be once we can fish the whole lake once again. There has been no fishing pressure at all on some of our most reliable spots. I am tired of looking at the same old stretches of shoreline everyday, but it has been the only game in town for us!