I have no idea what is wrong with this computer, but I'll give it one more try before the wife gets home and politely points out what I have screwed up. For the first time in a long time we had four better than average days in a single week. The water on the northwest side was a little dirty, but everything on the east side was in great shape. We had to deal with sharks two days and a fearless gator one day, but other than that there was little to complain about.
We caught a lot of trout in the 15 to 19 inch class and could have easily limited on reds had we wanted to. My goal was to see how many different areas I could find trout in and we did just that. We basically stayed in the northern half of the lake as the salinity is excellent and the bait is finally everywhere. The lady fish made it a little tough to fish a topwater, but that was still our best producer. The second best bait was a bone diamond or opening night 5-inch Assassin rigged on a 1/8th ounce head.
We drove by schooling reds several times looking for more trout. Some of them were under terns and some of them were just doing their thing on balls of shad and mullet. It gets really hot quickly, but small thunderstorms ran us in most days. We had some really good tide changes and they made a big difference as soon as they started in either direction. I had forgotten what it was like to expect a strike at the end of a cast. At least for now, it is fun again!