February Trout

Report Date: February 5, 2019

With the weather so pretty, decided to hit the river again today. Had a dozen or so live shrimp left over from yesterday, and went to a deep creek to see if the trout would bite. The water temp was 50.5 at the top of the high, which is right on the borderline of turning off the trout bite. Put a shrimp on a jighead, and drug him on the bottom really slow, and sure enough caught a 16 inch trout on the first cast. Picked up a soft plastic and caught one on that also. That was the only one that would eat a plastic, even a Gulp. I caught nine more all on drifting the shrimp with the current on the bottom. The bite was incredibly soft. Kept 4 nice ones for supper and returned the rest. Also had 2 black drum. Went out onto the flats as the tide got down, scouting for new schools of Redfish. Lucked up and found two pretty nice schools of good fish and they were only several hundred yards apart. Put three in the boat and released them, then left the schools alone. Sure nice to find some new fish that I don't think anyone else is fishing. Have caught trout through the years on both drops on high water and just haven't had anyone else fishing them. Hope that holds as it is very hard to find fresh fish that no one else ever fishes.

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