August 21 at 12:14pm
FINALLY got out on my yak Saturday after having shoulder surgery almost 3 months ago. Stayed local and went to the Hwy 11 canal by the train trestles in Slidell. Weather called for calm winds and few clouds early, but they lied! Main lake was WAY to rough to venture out in the Ascend 12T! So I paddled down the canal working docks and structure. TONS of bait fish everywhere, yet nothing busting them?? Found it odd. Anyways, managed 3 stupid ladyfish and 7 BABY rat reds (like 10-12in). Found them chasing the bait on my way back, but got pushed off the water by the big storms rolling in....go figure....just as I get on the bite. Anyways, good to get back on the water and even better not getting skunked! Tight lines!