Sunrise Lodge Report - Pops Talking Fishing with the Disciples
The wind blew last week, and blew and blew. Anglers willing to get out of the boat and wade the south shoreline of West Bay found green water and an incoming tide brought speckled trout on the flats. We caught fish on Bass Assassins and Super Spook Jrs. Boat fishing was a bit tougher, but those willing to wait for the tide to cover reefs found redfish and black drum on live shrimp.
Forecasts for this week call for sweet southeast winds. We haven't been able to fish East Bay for two weeks now because of the winds, but with light winds this week we should be able to wade or drift reefs and scattered shell where East Bay's big trout linger.
With weather patterns stabilizing in May, the flats, wells, buoys, reefs, surf, tripletail and floundering are all legitimate players.
The attached photo is Capt. Melvin Talasek and his grandson Chet from a trip to Rockport in 2004. "Pops" passed Saturday and and is probably talking fishing with the disciples as we speak. Pops taught me how to fish when I deck-handed on his boat many years ago, and together we spent alot of hours together from Texas to Louisiana to Florida.
One day we will fish again together.