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Had a fine day on the bay yesterday with my wife Meredith. Started her out on tailing/mudding schools of reds in 18" water, she caught several up to 26" on 1/4oz weedless spoons and an orange skitterwalk jr.

After poling some other areas and finding the same we moved out to fish sand pockets with rafting mullet, not much there but more reds. About mid-day we bounced around fishing points, drop-offs and scattered shell looking for a trout bite, not much happening so we went sight-seeing.

IKE supplied lots of debris to look at. I've never seen so much plastic floating in the water- 5-gallon buckets, lawn chairs, waste baskets, large trash cans, tarps, storage containers and shower curtains (wrapped up in the prop.) Running open bays and main water arteries was hazardous, in addition to the plastic there is quite a bit of semi-submerged trees, luggage, wads of rope and lumber being pushed and pulled by the tide.

After viewing more of the hazards than we wanted we ran back into the marsh looking for birds, the Roseatte Spoonbill is Merediths favorite. We found some tidal pools and pockets that held some along with ibis, gallinule and several species of crane. She watched the birds while I poled along to check out more debris off of the feeder channels.

About mid-afternoon, the tide had started to ebb and was picking up speed, making for a perfect amubush spot outside a marsh drain. For the next 2-hours I baited hooks and netted fish while she boxed a limit of trout and reds on every cast. Rarely did she wait more than three minutes before hooking up.
The second fish in this spot was a 33" red that took all of ten minutes for her to best on litetackle, after that she would hand me the rod each time another big fish was hooked. The rod holder (while I baited and netted) and I played them out for a total of three more oversize releases.

The excellent fall fishing to be had in the POC area has officially kicked off with the higher tide levels. Redfish getting together to form large schools and the bigger fish are congregating around the jetties and Pass Cavallo. The catching will only be getting better through October. I have many days available next month, keep me in mind.
 

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Thanks Chris, lets get together and sight cast some fish sometime

Captain Stansel said:
Did you see all the mangrove snapper on the shoreline between pringle and the army hole? Huge trout cruising the sand as well.
Only fished from Lighthouse to the Army Cut, would have fished further down if I had seen your post earlier. I'll make sure to catch all those big trout and snappies before they move out, LOL.
Good detailed report, I was talking to Horbey on the phone when you posted it up and told him about the props you gave for his spoons.
 

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Hey Curtiss you are not only a good guide, but a really good husband! That is a nice picture of Meredith too. I'm hoping to be in POC this weekend, but don't know if we are bringing the boat back down or not. I might see if Joanie and Kirk want to go out, or maybe just go to the peninsula with Uncle Jay and fish around the jetties.
 
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