Having only been back at the work place for a day or so now since my honeymoon, the number of reports I have heard have been limited BUT those reports I have heard coming through the door already enforce the fact that the trout bite is still wide open. Water temps have actually risen a few degrees with all the above average temperatures, and the trout have not missed a beat. Shell rakes and creek mouths in 4-7ft of water are still holding quality fish more than willing to inhale a live minnow or shrimp as well as 4″ paddle tail grubs and hard baits such as the 17MR mirrolure. Reds are schooling in tight numbers on the shallow mud flats, and while some are reporting the fish to be a little finicky, the best reports were coming fromthose throwing Gulp! shrimp and Zman PaddlerZ to the schooling reds…Of course some good ole cut mullet is hard to beat as well! Sheepshead are still biting well on live fiddlers fished around bridge pilings and rock piles, and though many of the fish have been small, the numbers have been great and some 8 and 9 pounders are being found mixed in with the little fellas.
As typical for this time of year the wind has kept many boats on the hill, but those who made the trip reported back good numbers of triggerfish in 70-110ft of water and some quality grouper along live bottom areas in 85-140ft of water. Have not heard any trolling reports from the past week, but water temps indicate there should still be some wahoo and blackfins patroling along the ledge.
Manager – Haddrell’s Point