Started in blackwater before daylight fishing some docks...caught a few small specks (legal but didn't keep them) and lost one nice red at the boat...all caught on a white gulp shrimp n jig head.
After daylight, had lots of company where I was fishing...3 yaks and over the course of the few hours I fished that flat, 4 boats came and went.
The speck bite was HOT!!...caught and released over a dozen good trout (some before I wanted to, nice way of saying lost at the boat) Ended up keeping just one at 18”, see photo.
Caught specks up till about 11:00 a.m. …all bites came on 1 of 3 presentations, Zara spook, Rapala or mirro-dine.
Bite started shallow, close to grass beds and as the sun rose, fish moved into deeper water, pretty normal routine. Caught the better fish between 7 ft. – 12 ft….they were still hitting top water till I left…love the top water bite!!
Really wanted some Reds though.