65 degree air temps, and SW winds. Pollen and allergies. Active schools of Redfish. Hair Algae and Snot Grass filling the creeks. We are definitely turning the corner from winter into spring.
As we wrap up our 2020/2021 winter Redfish season, I have a lot of trips to look back on and be grateful for. That being said, it's definitely not over yet, and I plan to take advantage of the few weeks we have left. The fish are still schooled up and the water is still clear, but all the signs are saying that things will be changing soon.
The first two weeks of March have been awesome, with some really great clients sight-fishing big schools of Redfish.
While targeting the Reds, we've caught everything from Speckled Trout to juvenile Black Drum, and even a few Spot.
There are a lot of fish around right now...if you know where to find them. Because of that, I feel really good about our spring and summer Redfish season. Once they spread out over the next month or two, we should have plenty of fish to chase this summer.
Although I'm a fly guide at heart, we've had a lot of fun tricking Redfish with small soft plastics. I've been working on a few new techniques that have fooled some picky fish...and I'm looking forward to trying these techniques throughout the year.
Lot's of great fishing on the horizon, from March Albies to April Bonito to May Stripers on the Roanoke...but until then, we'll keep playing with these Redfish! Give me a shout if you want to go catch a few with me!