Chris and Johnston ended up with a limit of specs, a couple of nice grey trout (weakfish or the counterpart to the spotted sea trout) and a slot drum to take back to the duck camp for supper. I hope you guys enjoyed the fresh fish and the fishing. The action was pretty good when they were really biting. Otherwise, we had to work hard for them. They were a little deeper, right on the bottom, and sometimes non-committal……..typical winter pattern. Water temps were 47 degrees when we started, and I didn’t get out there at the crack of dawn. Expect better fishing on the warmer days or following a warming trend and hope for mild nighttime air temps. We’ve been having a landmark season so far and the good fishing should continue with the best fishing being when conditions are most favorable. Oh yeah………almost forgot about all the puppy and small slot drum around. If you fish for them, you can usually find some good numbers. We’ve been catching some mixed in with the trout but I feel an urge to get out of the creeks and go looking for some of those mega-schools bunched up in the gin clear water of the sound and the river. I suspect they are out there.
Attention Hyde County Duck Hunters: If you find yourself wondering what to do after a great hunt or when the birds just aren’t flying on those bluebird days, then give us a call to hook you up with a speckled trout/redfishing trip. We can schedule afternoon charters around your morning hunt or morning/afternoon trips on Sundays. Why not enjoy some world class light tackle saltwater fishing at your doorstep and make your next duck hunting excursion a cast and blast. Come get the full bounty of what Hyde County has to offer!