Slow Day Redfish
Report Date: November 7, 2002
Today I finished up the second day of a two-day trip with Mrs. Wanda and Mrs. Gene from Tennessee. Yesterday the ladies managed to catch some very nice trout, so today we decided to go down the river to SW Pass and look for some of those big reds. I got a report from some guys who went down there yesterday, and they said that the big reds were hitting bare jig heads!!! Now, how can you not give it a go with a report like that? So I met the ladies at the dock around 8:00 this morning, and we set in for the long, cold ride down river. As we got down to the rocks, it looked pretty good. The birds were diving, there was bait on the surface, and the water was not at all rough. Capt. Brian and Capt. Patrick had been there for some time, and informed me that the bite was good.
After setting anchor and getting the girls rigged up with some fresh stink crickets, I figured it would be only a matter of time before I heard the sound of screaming drags. Oh well, I was wrong again. We waited, and waited, and waited some more, only to come up empty handed at our first stop. We made several moves, but we just could not get on the fish very good. There was a boat or two anchored up outside of the rocks catching fish, but it was a little to choppy out there for a bay boat.
We stuck with it, and the girls managed to put several nice reds, black drum, and sheep head (aka Bay Snapper) in the boat to take home to Tennessee. The highlight of the day was when Mrs. Gene boated her first red every after a 20 minute battle. The fish was in the 30 lb. class and gave her all she wanted on the light tackle. I hope you had a good time ladies, and I look forward to fishing with you again in the future. The fish were caught on Deadly Dudley Terror Tail Jr's on 3/4 ounce jig heads tipped with stink crickets.
I'll be out on the water again tomorrow, weather permitting, and I'll keep you posted. If you want to go fishing or fly fishing with a guide service that prides itself on giving it's clients an outdoor adventure of a life time, give me a call at (504) 392-1700, or on my cell (504) 382-2711.I Guarantee Fish and Fun!!Until Net Time, Catch Em' Up!!!
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