[nggallery id=856]My good friend Mike Scarlett and I headed out again today to search for potential TV filming spots. Unfortunately winds started to blow from the north, and the low-tide became lower as water was being pushed out into the Gulf of Mexico. We started checking some of the potential mangrove shorelines that would hold feeding redfish on a rising tide, this is normally where they feed on crabs (like the one pictured above), baitfish and shrimp, but as you can see from the images above, the water was very low. We tried staying further out from shore so not to spook cruising fish, but most of the fish remained in the deeper water and did not go up onto the shorelines where we would be able to sight-cast to them. A neat trick that we figured out using theTriggerX chartreuse tube for the redfish was to slide a small piece of shrimp right inside the tube. This way we could cast aggressively and the shrimp would not come off, but at the same time, it gave off the added scent of shrimp to the already pheromone impregnated tubes.
After realizing that water level was actually getting lower when it was suppose to be rising, we switched to targetting spotted sea trout.
The hot bait was the newDrop Dead Minnow fished on a 1/8 oz. jighead about 4? under a popping cork. Both Mike and I fished the Rapala Rapala Shift and Concept Ti rods matched with Rapala Shift reels, and Rapala Andros spinning reels, both loaded with Sufix 832, 10lb. test braid and Sufix Fluorocarbon leaders.
We ended up landing several nice trout, including the ones pictured above.