Trout Fishing has really picked up as water temps dropped down to 71 degrees in the early mornings Tuesday and Wednesday and although they had crept back up to 80 by the afternoons the fish seemed to like it cooling off.
I spoke to several boats Tuesday, who had their limits, or near their limits, of trout while fishing under the overcast skies and most boats had 4 – 5 redfish to boot. Baits varied from live shrimp, Gulp, Assassin plastic and live pinfish. Terry Todd of Southern Outdoors magazine fame was one of these boats and they had their limit of trout for three with five reds Tuesday. Terry said they used live shrimp under Cajuns and caught 40+ short trout on the way to his limit.
This report from Sam Shaw of Homerville, Ga. Had a good Saturday morning with 14 trout and three reds Had my boy, Brady and our friend Callie Ragan. Bite was on from 9:00-11:00. Shrimp was the bait.
I had Johnny Veasie and Johnny Simmons of Tifton, Ga out Wednesday with a bluebird sky and very little breeze and yet we had our 15 trout and 6 reds. We caught the trout on live pinfish under Back Bays Thunders and had three reds on live pins under Back Bays, two reds on a Thunder-Spin and one red on a Cajun Sleigh in the new 1/2 oz. size. We caught most of the trout in 3.5 – 4 ft. of water while the reds were in 2.5 – 3.0 ft.
I expect outstanding fishing this weekend if the current cooler weather trend will hold. Rig up Back Bays and Cajuns with 24 – 30″ leaders and either live shrimp or pinfish or use a 1/16 oz. jighead and an Assassin Panhandle Moon Sea shad for reds or a Violet Moon 5″ shad for trout. The incoming tides will be the best time to go.