Topping The Leader Board
The wind has been kicking overnight and slacking during the morning hours. Combining that with a big falling tide overnight and you’ve got a lot of “water repair” going on during the early hours. This would best be described as a classic “emerging” set of conditions (going from dirty or stained water to green as the tide comes in or water settles out) and our fish respond well to that scenario. Catching fast action and a strong bite as the water settles out is pretty much a first Chapter in a San Antonio Bay handbook for success. The key is getting into an area that is settling out and has fish in it. San Antonio Bay is unusual at times insofar as it will settle out from different directions. Seeing the transition and its direction suggests positioning to best intercept the change in conditions.
We’ve seen some pretty tough Trout fishing this Summer. Taking advantage of conditions that broaden the potential for success and narrow the focus location wise has to be recognized.
The Oilfield Helping Hands Tournament out of Port O’Connor this weekend consisted of approximately 20 teams this year. I was invited to fish it again this year as guests of a field service organization with Max B. and guests. This is a big fish tournament and the weigh in pays top 5 in biggest Trout, Redfish, etc. We managed to take 4th place in the Trout Division and took 2nd in the Redfish Division.
Capt. Brad Graham and Capt. Steve Boldt had Redfish limits from the Port O’Connor area. Capt. James Cunningham Floundering looks promising with 25 solid slabs coming from a trip Saturday evening.
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