Almost went in Surfside surf wade this past Saturday morning, but instead opted for a kayak in Drum bay trip. Surf looked pretty murky as I drove on by and a little rougher than ideal that morning. The wind was about dead calm and that made the kayak pretty hot by 9 am and I had had enough of the hot before 11. think I would have been cooler wading the surf.
Kept thinking I’d make it out that evening or Sunday, but other obligations got in the way. Maybe when this tropical disturbance gets done I’ll finally get in the surf. Certainly thought I’d have made a wade or two by now.
06-05-2019 09:00 AM
Thanks for the report. I'm ready for some surf trout.
06-04-2019 11:18 PM
06-03-2019 11:19 AM
It was a grind on Sat morning. lots of bait but small schools of specs. 1' visibility, no green water in sight, 2 minutes of calm fishable water, 2 min of jumping rollers/ getting smacked in the face...calmed down around 8 and we caught the majority of our fish on tops. They didn't want croaker, only 1 take for me. Buddy fishing next to me was catching on live shrimp. End up with 10-11 to 18" with a couple long distance releases. Friends caught big fish Sat afternoon 22-24" but only a few.
Sunday was calmer and much more productive, 30+ fish between our group mostly on shrimp. no big fish but 16-19". Green water started moving in around 11 to the 3rd bar and fish were thick in there.
Not a bad start to surf season, but its not quite on fire yet.