05/03 Reds

Decided to take advantage of the calm weather this morning and hit the water for a couple hours at low tide. Found ALOT of reds all over one of my favorite flats. Since the tide was low I caught some mullet and started out with some cut bait. I don’t think I’ve ever seen reds turn down fresh cut mullet before but they wouldn’t have anything to do with it today (except for one). After some time and paying closer attention I noticed they weren’t after all the mullet that were all over the place… Nope… they were chasing shrimp. So I tied on a po-boy colored VooDoo shrimp and jackpot!! My lesson learned for the day… always try artificial first before resorting to cut bait. Especially when you can see them in shallow water.

Way to keep adapting and paying attention. I’m a firm believer in letting the fish tell you what they want and how they want it. All we, as fishermen, have to do is get out of our own way. I throw lures 99.99% of the time but I’m prepared to do whatever the fish want me to do every time I’m on the water. People limit themselves if they’ve already made up their minds as to what the fish are going to eat before they even get to the ramp.

No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets, or how far you fall…you are never out of the fight.

I agree… And I’d much rather, and usually do, fish with artificial baits. Especially during fall and winter months. I guess sometimes I get stuck thinking there are certain places and/or times they won’t take artificial and I jump to other methods rather then giving them a chance. Again… lesson learned

2015 18ft Tidewater w/ 115 4-stroke Yammy