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The good news is things are more back to normal. The bad news is in a La Nina year; cold Arctic air gets trapped north of the Pacific Northwest. On occasion the trough breaks and an acute front sweeps the country. In the past, the event has made for cooler than average springs in the Southeast. At this point things are in check and we will remain ahead of schedule. One more of those puppies and its deep dodo.
Ive had some die-hard clients since the change on Friday and I fished my charter everyday since. Results have been mixed.
On the morning following the front we were greeted with 30mph winds and a chocolate covered flats. We made a quick run to the powerplant where we fished in solitaire all morning. Fishing was good with trout, ladyfish, jacks, bluefish, black drum, flounder, and redfish. We only saw one boat that day, and needless to say they were not very happy campers. Despite not slamming the glamour species we made a productive day out of it.
The water dropped 16 degrees the following days and action was limited to mostly trout. A few flounder, ladyfish, jacks and bluefish all contributed to the bag. A large cobia crashed the party one-day, only to win its freedom after sawing through the leader. The combinations and the numbers of fish fluctuated with the days of the week.
The cold water has cleared the gin-clear flats to top shelf Beefeater characteristics and the fish have been a little sluggish. All winter rules apply. Light lines, light or no leaders, and slow presentations are in order. Some sardines have been present. If its not a hot sunny day dont waste your time catching them.
We are very close to spring patterns developing on a consistent basis. Until then, roll with the changes and youll catch em up!!!
Screaming drags and Tired arms!
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