Well, looks like my charter call for today made the right decision. Without even knowing it.
I had a back-up plan in the works for fishing on Friday. My old buddy DOA Rob wanted to go. He has his own fleet of yaks, and a boat. But thought it might be better if the Jettywolf took him to the Trout spots. So with a "iffy" weather forecast and early departure we headed out with a bag of ice and nothing but a handful of lures.
First spot. Rob gets a just 15" Trout on a surface plug. We both get "followers", and "swipers". And that was it on our plugs.
We'd intermingle, tossing jigs too.
NO BITES. By spot # 8, it was overly obvious that there wasn't going to be a Trout bite today.
Hmmmmm, was it the barometer (another name for weather?) The next days, new moon?
BECAUSE , JUST 4 DAYS AGO I SAT IN THE SAME AREA AND WACKED MY LIMIT PLUS IN ONE HOUR AND 10 MINUTES, OF SWEETHEART SIZED TROUT!
Working our way back to the dock, I finally connected to a few Ladyfish on a 1/2 oz. swim bait, as the tide turned AND THE WIND WENT FROM NEXT TO NOTHING TO 20 KNOTS.
I told Rob, that I have discovered at least a few "rules of thumb":
-Mullet need to be jumping and present all over.
-If Ladyfish are present, so will be the Trout.
-If a Trout doesn't wack our plugs by the 5 cast, they're not thick.
It was a bumpy ride back, as the "due east winds" pushed against the falling tide in the river.
Rest of the week?
On and off big winds, and possible on and off rain?
I think summer is on it's way out folks. Time to luck into perfect sized Mullet on days like this, and just sit and fish for whatever and Flounder, huh??