Monday the fishing was slow but steady. The winds were pushing 20 mph and that made sight fishing difficult. As such, I left the fly rod in the hull of my kayak. Tide was high until about noon and then started falling. Until that point, I was sighting a fish every 30 mins it seemed but only managed to catch about 6.
Around 2pm, the tide fell out and they were forced to the edges of the grass. A few were cruising back and forth weaving through the grass. If you have kids, and ever visited a corn maze, you'll understand what I'm about to say.
Eventually, I intercepted a few but most just ghosted out on me. All the reds I caught were upper slot or baby bulls. Nothing under 23"s. So it was absolutely a great day. I don't like to keep reds over 22"s but after releasing about 5 before lunch I had to start keeping a few...or explain to my wife, why I choose to catch and release, while she took care of the kids and worked all day. No thanks!
Day 1 in a nutshell...worked really hard fighting the wind, covered a bunch of water and caught some large reds. Loved every minute of it. Day 2 (next post), all about the fly and even bigger reds...last 2 hours was on epic levels!
Day 2 link