I went to Mobile St today. Water looked good and the waves weren't horrible. Slight north wind and some bait around. I didn't see any evidence of the red tide. I made a handful of cast before I got toted off by the horse flies, they were awful! I'm sure I could have made something of it but I couldn't stand the flies.
Went out yesterday morning from 9-2. Managed 1 pomp on a gulp flea. No other bites on peeled shrimp. Got destroyed by flies. Managed to drink a few beers. Also noticed that the beach renourishment dredge appears to have disappeared . Anyone have any word on this?
last few days at Johnson beach
tuesday 3 pomps 2 of em were short
wednesday 2 small bluefish and a baby blacktip
friday stayed home, hibernated
sat some good hookups lost all 3 at the beach, now in the penalty box for who knows how long.
Sunday 1 small bluefish.
Went a couple times this week, but I'll admit they were half hearted attempts. Saw birds working and some bait being crashed in close, but I was building a sandcastle with my kids both times. Probably only casted out 40 times the last 3 trips.
Quick trip after I got work done. Setup by 515. Had 4 pompano and a black drum in the first 30 minutes. Got my first double this season.
Had a slot red break off right at my feet. I was really horsing it in because I swore it was another double of pompano by how it was swimming in and...
Just got back from my place in Perdido and got nothing better to do than to recap it all. Was catching consistent solid pompano all week; nothing under 13 inches. Used salty's pompano rigs (recommend highly) and saw no clear preference for color (pink or orange). Used sand flea fishbites tipped...
Been steady so far. Got a limit of Spring sized Pompano.
My son spent 20minutes wrestling this black. He managed to do almost all of It by himself. The last 10 yds he could t get him through the shore break. The 12’ split grip is shoulder high on him so it’s rough but he did really well.
Been fairly steady this morning. So far 4 pomps(1 border line keeper that went back, 2 solid fish) and a total cluster from a blitz of bull reds. My boy can’t handle these 12’ rods without some help so when we doubled on reds it was a total disaster. Two broke off, one straightened hook, and...
Nothing stellar but I have been really enjoying fishing with my son. Pompano have been basically 1-2 each evening. The redfish have been picking up and kind of making it hard to catch pomps.
We finally started to see some sand flea colonies and the bigger ones have been almost instant redfish.