March was a great month for me in that I had more trips than any other year in business. When you get to fish that much in March you realize the time spent waiting for speckled trout to show up is much longer than you think. Fortunately, the redfish were plentiful enough to satisfy customers and make respectable boxes even in the wind. Today started a week long marathon of trips for me and this is really just the beginning of the busy season. Spring will give way to summer all in one motion and continue through July. That’s the way it is being a fishing guide…make hay while the sun shines, as it were. Typically we look for good trout fishing to begin around mid April or when the shrimp show up, usually whichever comes first. Although shrimp season opened this week I have yet to hear of any reports on where they are and what sizes they are catching. I do know they are not in any of the major lakes yet as the birds have not revealed their whereabouts. We caught a few today and they are scattered about the big lakes, but no real concentrations yet. I figure it will just get better and better by the day as long as the weather cooperates. Until then we will target reds. This year is shaping up to be my best yet. Many thanks to all of my customers old and new!
Many thanks to all of my customers old and new!
Capt. Rob Dupont