Arroyo City Report - 6/14
Fishing continues to be a challenge with very high winds, even early in the morning. On the mornings in the last week that the wind laid down, there were plenty of tails and fish that wanted to eat. I found them both north of the East Cut and south of the Arroyo on those days. Water levels did come up some this week which at least gave us access to flats that had been too shallow to access. The last couple of days, there have been plenty of fish on the flats, they just donít really want to eat.
For the most part, I have found most of my fish to the south of Arroyo, although I did have a good day on a spin trip in the saucer. Big trout continue to show up consistently. These fish are a numbers game Ė throw at enough and you will eventually get one to eat. But it usually takes several targets. There have also been lots of flounder on the flats, adding to the indisputable body of evidence that limit restrictions on both trout and redfish are yielding positive results. If only we could do something with the redfish limit.
I mounted a new engine this week on my boat, which I am now selling (see classifieds) and spent three hours putting around in the Arroyo towards Rio Hondo doing break in. I found two groups of baby tarpon in the Arroyo while I was messing around that way.
The fact that the redfish are out in such numbers makes me think that the fishing should really turn on any day. The winds are strong but at least they are now from the southeast, which is a very positive change. Hopefully they will begin to die down soon.