When : 08/08
Time : 9:30 - 11:30
Today I slept in until about 8am, rolled over and checked the surf cam to see some decent looking water. The wind gods must’ve listened to my last report bc we’ve been blessed with some sweet sweet Southeast winds. This was all I needed to know, i was headed to the surf! I took my time getting my things together and having coffee before hitting the door.
I arrived at the Seawall and started fishing the first gut with my favorite soft plastic (Norton Bull minnow Chartreuse w/ black specks). After about 15 min of no bites I head to the 2nd sandbar where immediately can see the silver flash of spotted sea trout darting back and fourth chasing forage. I proceeded for the next hour to throw every profile and color of soft plastics at them that I had in my box with no hits. By this time I’m getting a little frustrated because the school is still stacked up in front of me feeding.
Finally, I found the juice, a chartreuse Mirrodine. I was getting hit on just about every 3-4 casts. 1 big trout early on absolutely smoked me after I got him close to the net, he made a strong run an came un pinned. All in all a quick fun morning. Now I have plenty of fillets for a family fish taco dinner. The fish were extremely picky today, I had to really work them to find what they wanted. If you have anytime off the next few days I would definitely try to make a trip to the surf, gotta get the getting when the gettin is good!
Observations: I’ve caught my biggest trout and had my best days (number wise) in the surf on suspending twitch baits of varying sizes. These baits absolutely kill trout and are one hell of a good time to fish with. I would say that I get just as much of a thrill out of getting smoked on a twitch bait as I do getting a big top water blow up. It’s easily one of the most fun ways to catch fish.
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