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Big trout hitting the dock, keeping busy on the reds and drum!!!

Been having some good catches on the days we can get out. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and yes even Wednesday we had boats out. In all fairness, we only got to fish less than 3 hours on Wednesday before all 5 of our boats got chased in by mother natures urging. The bite has just been getting better and better each day we have been out. What we lack in numbers, we have been making up for in size. Capt Kenny and Capt Darren had some absolute logs hit the dock this week. The fact that live bait has been available has certainly made slow days a little more exciting. Been a while since I have felt that distinct "PLUCK" from a big female trout destroying an unlucky croaker. Having trout that pull drag has been an absolute treat. Capt Kenny an I were working a shell bank this week and caught big trout and slot reds on live shrimp, croakers, popping corks, tight lined plastics and Carolina rigs, all in the same spot.
The bulls and slot reds have been cooperative even with the high tides in the morning. Capt Alex and yours truly have been pushing way way back into some bays and ponds that we seldom get to fish. Most days the slot reds are way in the grass of the marsh and the big bulls are mixed in with the school trout in the bays. The fish along the grass have been smashing the Strike King Red Fish Magic Spinner Baits. The go to Boat Monkey Corks over the Matrix Vortex Shads, tipped with dead shrimp has saved the day more than once.
Have finally started seeing gulls diving over jumping shrimp. Most of the shrimp are on the smaller side, but they are still a welcome sight. Did see another triple tail in open water this week. We were traveling from LA waters with a few trout that did not meet the 13 inch minimum for MS waters so the lucky triple tail got the high speed wave.
Even though the fishing has been great, it has not kicked into over drive from this crazy spring weather. Most of the areas we have been fishing have either been dirty, rough or super high water that is still cold for this time of year. Not complaining at all, far from it. We are excited that if the fishing has been this good in conditions that are not what mid May should hold, imagine what is waiting for us! Just wish this rain would let up so the near shore reefs could get right. Think it might be a while before the specks and whites show up on those things. In the mean time, the black drum and reds are the only critters that can seem to take that dirty, low salinity water. Last trip we ran over the weekend in the Bay, everything we fished was slap loaded with drum from 4 to 40plus pounds.
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