MONDAY NOVEMBER 9th

The past week offered some beautiful days on the water with near record high temps thru the weekend. The last 24hrs though, temperatures are beginning to resemble November-like weather. We saw most days in the lower 80’s, and spent most of our time in the backwaters catching slot size Redfish between 13-20 inches. We caught a handful that were just over the keeper size at 23-27inches and broke off a few that were just to formidable for the light tackle that we like to fish with.  Some of these larger Reds get a head of steam going and you just cant slow them down or keep them from going the wrong direction before they reach a dock pilling or oyster shell bar. But its a lot of fun trying. We averaged a couple of dozen Reds or better each trip. We didn’t see many Trout, but then again, we really didn’t check out any Trout holes, even though there are usually a few of them where we did most of our fishing.  We did a couple of trips for the big Bull Reds, and I was amazed that the bite was so slow for them. Instead of catching Bull Reds, Bull Sharks were the ticket, along with Reef Sharks, Shovel head Sharks, and even several Black-tips. I have never caught so many Sharks this late in the year, and I believe that it has to do with very unusual warm water temps.  The water temps are normally in the mid 60’s for early November, but by this past weekend, the water temps had rose to the mid 70’s. There is still an abundant source of bait-fish around, and I guess they just were just muscling and outnumbering the Bull Reds that we would normally catch during this time of year. Kind of weird for sure. Air and water temps should fall dramatically over the next few days with the passing of the cold-front and by midweek, the rain will have cleared and we will pick-up where we left off. Hopefully, the last remaining Sharks will of started to head south and we can get back to the regular species that we target during the Fall.  Ya’ll have a great week and be sure to thank a Veteran and their families for all they do and have done for us.

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