[nggallery id=684]Strong north-easterly winds kept us from going out on the Gulf of Mexico today, but we still went out on Lemon Bay, Fl to target some spotted sea trout. Windy conditions even in Lemon Bay kept many boaters from going out. We where blessed to fish with our good friend Gerald Fisher and his brother-in-law, Donald along the grass flats. Our strategy was to fish chartreuse 4 1/2″ minnow grubs with 1/8 & 1/4 oz. jigheads right on the break where the grass line met the deeper channels. Casting was tough with the wind but we managed to land about a dozen spotted sea trout and a variety of other fish including; silver perch, lizard fish, sand perch, ladyfish and jacks.
My wife Barb & I continued to use the Rapala Shift & R-Type series of rods & reels loaded with Sufix 832 braided line/ Sufixfluorocarbon leader. Even though these are fresh water outfits, they perform excellent in saltwater. We keep them in great operating order by rinsing them thoroughly after each saltwater outing with fresh water.
If the winds subside tomorrow we will be out in the Gulf of Mexico.