Election Day

Today while everyone was casting their vote I decided to cast a line for some speckled trout and redfish. I met up with my buddy Cody at the first launch on Paris rd. after the green bridge. We didn't really have a plan for the day just to fish trout early and then see what happened from there. We started near the bayou Bienvenue lock and Cody immediately had a bass on but it quickly shook off the hook. We then crossed the mrgo and the water began getting much cleaner and after a scientific taste test saltier. I began trying to find the speckled trout I threw topwater early but bites were few and far between. I did manage a couple blowups and was able to land a nice bass.

Barely hooked
I continued to work the area most days I would exclusively throw a topwater before 9am but it was so slow I switched to my current go to trout bait a Mirrolure Mirrodine Xl.With in the first hour Cody And I had only a bass and a speck he was having better success on topwater at the mouth of a bayou where water was draining. At this point I changed my strategy to drifting to locate schools of specks because I had tried all of the obvious areas. I began my drift about 50 feet off the bank working my mirrodine much slower than I have been in the past few weeks. I soon drifted into a school of mullet and wham I had a nice fish that ripped itself from the hooks. After resetting my drag I quickly had another bite and landed a solid 17 inch speckled trout. I continued this drift for a while and received steady hits but was only able to land two trout along with another bass. At this point I was tired of searching for specks and I decided it was time to explore deeper into the interior of the marsh for some slot reds. I met up with cody and we worked our way way back into a broken marsh area. The water was really high so we were able to get back in an area that doesn't see too many humans. I began blind casting a seein spots inline spinner to every point and little cut. About ten minutes into the redfish hunt I was hooked up with a 21 inch red that put up a little fight in such shallow water. I continued covering shoreline spooking a few nice reds I then moved back onto the lee shore and I quickly developed a pattern the reds were hugging so tight to the bank they were almost on dry land and they were hungry. A couple of the fish I caught hit as soon as the bait hit the water. One fish in particular hit the lure three times before I hooked it on the fourth cast. I prefer to fish for Big speckled trout but the redfish bite made me forget about my failure to catch any earlier in the day. It only took 30 minutes before I had my limit and I headed in at 12:30.

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