Yesterday I launched at 9:45 and quit fishing at 2:45. I didn't see tons of fish but enough to get 6 reds and 9 black drum. Every fish was caught on what looks like a black wooly bugger with dumbbell eyes. Tied on #4. Where I fished the bottom was pretty bare so the weight kept the fly on the bottom so the drum could find it. The reds liked it too.
Today I fished a very different locale. Launched at 9:30 and quit at 3:30. Deeper and dirtier water and with more grass on the bottom and floating. Black drum everywhere and all fell to a black spoon fly tied on #4 also. Lots of tailing and plenty of cruising groups of drum. The wakes give them away and lead me close enough to cast in front of them. Either way they are fairly hard to entice into eating the fly but with all the targets I was always chasing or casting to something. They wear me out once they are hooked up. Dang hard fish to get to hand. Anyway in this dirtier deeper water I didn't see many red fish. Tally for the day was 14 black drum and 1 red fish.
Watching the tides to pick tomorrow's spot.