Beautiful fishing conditions today out in Breton Sound. Brisk early winds gave way to light winds and seas which allowed easy access to the outside waters and rigs. The water was a little stained, but had a good green color and was very fishable. A strong rising tide had the water moving well and the fish bite responded. The trout wanted live shrimp and artificial cocahoes on the bottom. The best action had the boat positioned up current of structure and required casting up current away from the structure. The fish were hitting the bait as it was slow twitched back on the bottom in 12 feet of water. The trout were 15-22″ with no throwbacks. The live bait presentaion was on bottom carolina rigged or on a jighead. The hot color for artificial was smoke w/red tail and the 1/4 ounce jigheads worked better than the 3/8. We had a couple of schools of bull reds work through and gave us some exciting double hookup action. That is alway a firedrill! Round and around and around we go! The reds were 30-36″. The tide shut down early which ended the run. Onward to the exterior bays to get some slot limit reds. The red action was slow for us as we encountered plenty of bait stealers, a few nice reds and the same dead tide. The action improved as the tide started to fall, but we were running out of bait and the day was getting hot. That cool front was a nice change of pace, but it was hot at noon! It looks like we may get a couple of choice fishing chances the next few days. The fish are starting to show up in numbers in Black Bay/Breton Sound. Good tidal ranges and light winds so get out and get some fishing in!
Captain Jeff J. Dauzat