It was H-O-T yesterday, but the wind was light and we were able to fish the entire lake. Fortunately, we didn't have to run all over the place. For the first time in months we caught flounder, reds and specks on the same trip. We saw several tower boats running balls of shad in the open lake in hopes of finding schooling redfish, but I would hate to hang my hat on that pattern for the tournament.
We basically fished tails and a bone spook to catch several upper slot reds that would be hard to beat in any tournament. We had only a couple of oversized fish and left areas that were holding nothing but smaller fish. The flounder were a bonus as were the trout. The keeper trout were only sixteen inch fish and were running with the reds, but they were an unexpected bonus. Water clarity is still great all over the lake.
After yesterday's trip i am now convinced that I may have been calling in the dogs a little too early each day due to the heat. We enjoyed a steady bite all morning, but caught most of our better fish in the middle of the day. I also talked with two fly fishermen last night that just had a crazy good day in the marsh. They caught and released eleven reds between 26 and 29 inches. They were done by 8:30!