June 27 at 5:57pm
A good morning on the water in Hopedale. Started sticky and muggy but as the sun came up it wasn’t bad with overcast skies and breezy. Im guessing the haze was the desert sand making its way around. Either way it was pleasant most of the morning. I was surprised not to see armada of boats on road heading down early morning. Not sure if the “sand storm” kept folks away or if they expected rain but was nice not having a crowded marina or traffic on the water. Especially for Saturday. Found stained water in Bay Eloi but fishable and the fish agreed. However they needed convincing. Had to work for every bite and soft plastics flat out did not work at all for us today. Fortunately we had live shrimp. Ended the morning with 49 trout, 2 reds and 6 sheep heads.