I apparently still haven't figured out what is going on with the trout. I couldn't have ordered three better weather days than we enjoyed through yesterday and all I could find were redfish and ladyfish. I continue to start my day at the last place I found some decent trout and that has been a mistake. Lots of ladyfish and mullet, but no trout. It could be that they are doing their thing in the middle of the day and I am already done with the heat and gone, but I haven't gotten any decent reports from the evening fishermen.
I was even having trouble catching redfish Thursday morning before tying on a quarter ounce spoon and drifting in less than three feet of water on the north end of the lake. It has been a long time since zi tied on a spoon and hoped for the best, but in truth I was trying to catch a few lady fish to cut up and bottom fish. Now, if that isn't desperate!
I talked with Jay Bruce last night and he said that he and two other friends have fished everyday of their eight day break and basically struggled every day. They are wading and have been on the water at 4:00 am, but the early start hasn't helped due to a very weak tide. They kept nine trout Friday morning and didn't have a three pound fish. I am starting to see more small shrimp in the lake and that is encouraging.
If I still haven't called you to reschedule a trip it is not because I have forgotten about you. I have no reason right now to recommend fishing with me!
Don't forget about the upcoming Orange County CCA Chapter Banquet set for the 9th at the Convention Center on Hwy. 14442. They still had a few tickets as of yesterday.