Well that about wore me out on this trip. Three days of basically no catching. I am used to staying 2-3 weeks at a time so 3 days lost to looking for new fish and not finding any is no big deal. This trip I was only fishing 6 days so I should have rethought my adventures.
After searching for and not finding any other clear water spots I returned to my day 1 spot. The water was running a little high this morning and that worked out perfectly. It was clear too except for all the black drum mucking it up. I started catching fish about 9:30 and by noon I had 14 blacks and 3 reds. Funny how the tug will improve your attitude. I got one more black as I drifted off the flats just after lunch to finish the day, the last day of this trip, with 15 black drum and 3 reds.
That will make the drive home tomorrow much more pleasant. Every fish was caught on a black spoon fly. Some of the drum were cruising and some were tailing. If you haven't tried a black spoon fly give it a go. It is very effective for black drum. Slowly strip it in front of their noses. They will even chase it a little bit. I love that forehead pushing a wake up to the back of my fly!
Next time, John