|Top Water Sunrise|
I was blessed with perfect fishing conditions so needless to say I was feeling pretty good about my chances hooking up with a trout before I had to switch gears. As the ball of sun rose in the horizon, so did the activity of the baitfish. Pods of mullet were busting everywhere so I knew that it was only a matter of time until my Skitter Walk got smacked. It didn't take long to hook up with this 17" speck.
|Gotta love the blow up!|
|Not a gator, but always fun|
I had to run and gun since my time was limited. The spot that I was fishing seems to hold the trout more spread out across a big area. Top water comes in handy when you're trying to cover water and find the active fish. Not long after this fish swam away was my next hook up.
|Gotta love the "hooked up" face|
I ended the morning with a total of 4 speckled trout between 15"-17". No, they were nothing to brag about, but they were a great addition to my morning cup of coffee. No matter how you look at, I considered it a success. Fish were caught when I could have had an extra hour of dreaming about catching them. On top of it, I still was 20 minutes early to work! Hmm, this may have to be added to my morning routine...
~See ya on the water!
Nicely done Richie! You're making me very jealous right now!!!ReplyDelete
Nice indeed Richie. Hope to get some with my boys this weekend.ReplyDelete
I love the morning, never know what you are missing!ReplyDelete
Oh! Love the hook-up face!ReplyDelete
Thanks guys. I'm gonna start doing this more often I think. Yeah Mom, I love the morning!ReplyDelete
Man, I love your salt water reports. I can't wait for the chance to get a salt-fish on topwater. I plan on hitting the Gulf this Fall for some Reds and Trouts. Great post.ReplyDelete
There is nothing like a fish on topwater! From what I have heard from some friends, the fish are starting to pick up down there (nice reds and trout). I look forward to seeing your fall topwater fish! Good luck!