Our first real cold front came through this last weekend, dropping water temperatures and moving our fish around. The water temperature at the dock this morning was 69 degrees. Most of the tarpon we have been seeing have moved on to warmer waters and the snook have moved into some very shallow water. We are still seeing a few tarpon here in the basin but these guys are tough to catch when the water cools off.
I fished Matt Abrams from Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday; between the winds, temperature and tides, we had a tough go in these conditions but ended up finding some really quality red fish in extremely shallow water. Most of the fish we found were near the outside points and oyster bars. Great sight fishing conditions in the 10k; clear water and perfect temperatures. In these conditions, go small on your fly patterns with lighter colored flies out front and darker in the back country. 10k Baitfish and POI Shrimp are a good choice.
We will keep you posted,
Capt. Bill Baldus