We caught a few redfish yesterday and had plans of doing the same this morning, but we weren't mad enough at the fish to fight the rain. It was more than a little rain for a while. The water clarity was still very good yesterday and I don't think this will hurt it much. We never found any reds schooling. All of our fish, and they were mixed, came off the flats in 3 to 4 feet of water.
I talked with two other groups that fished the marsh, one in Bessie Heights and one off of Blacks and they both did well. They said they saw a lot of bait as well as fish. We didn't see that much bait in the lake. We checked one group of terns and they were working over small trout and ladyfish. I don't know that we could have kept a single trout had we wanted to. They were just crushing a bone Chug Bug and a Spook,Jr. The only waders we saw didn't stay long so they did real good in a hurry or that bite has slowed as well. My money is on a slower bite.
Big Lou said they still have a few tickets left for the Orange County CCA banquet on the 9th. We can at least eat well and talk about catching fish!