REEL LIFE FISHING
March 21, 2012 at 8:54am
Great Comment Capt Travis. After 20 years of guiding and lots of posts on this and other sites I have learned that if you tell exact places they get over run with everyone trying. That is a good and bad thing. It is good because I think everyone should have the best opportunity to catch fish and bad because the more boats moving around a spot the slower the bite becomes. So there in lies the dilemma that all the guides have when posting, How much information to give. The way guides stay on fish is just like Travis said, we have a net work of people that fish almost every day so we can keep up with the fish movements. If you don't have that information at your hands then call a guide ( I will help anytime)that you know will help or do a little home work on Google earth. Learn where the fish are during a certain time of year, lets talk winter to spring right now. Winter trout like deep holes and bayous with deep curves in it way in the marsh so that is where you fish during the winter. Now as spring comes these fish move out and start chasing shrimp and small fish just out of the deep areas. As it warms more the trout move more into the open areas where the shrimp are concentrated more. This is the easy time, just look for the birds. The birds will usually show where the trout are but these will be smaller fish. The larger fish will concentrate on the shell reefs so learn where these are. Its easy, just look for the oyster markers from the oyster fishermen, white PVC poles. The last 2 days we caught fish over oyster reefs protected from the wind tight lining double rigs, in 4 to 8 feet of water. Now you have progressed well into spring and its spawning time so that is when you start getting on the beach and all is good because beach trout are the easiest to catch. this was a very very short way of trying to help but if you want more call me or e-mail and I will help just as I always have. Just remember its double rig time.