Todays predicted 2-3′ seas did not materialize and made for some easy rig hopping out in Breton Sound. The water looked good and the tide was rising a little over a half foot. We found the trout stacked up on the down current corner of a rig in 10 feet of water. These trout were nice, 15-22″ with no throwbacks. The fish wanted live shrimp carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes on a 1/4 ounce jighead. The artificial outfished the live shrimp today. The hot color was avacado w/red tail. We also soaked live croakers to pick up a couple of larger trout and one bull red around 30 lbs. which was released. The fish only wanted the bait cast up current and worked back, no cross current or down current presentation. We were well on our way to our limits when a crew boat decided to park and washed us out. It took four more drops to find them again, but fishing a small wellhead in 12 feet of water worked for us. These fish followed the same pattern, but would pick up the bait cross current as well as up current. The live croakers were being inhaled as soon as they hit the bottom. My guests took a while to get the croaker fishing touch, but were getting seasoned as we ran out. Artificials finished us up. We hit a redfish hole on the way in and soaked some live and dead shrimp 2′ under a cork for some redfish and drum action. Nothing big, just decent slot fish 18-20″. Good day at the office! The tidal range is starting to drop to nothing toward the weekend. We will need some wind to move the water. Good luck out there this week!
Captain Jeff J. Dauzat