A beautiful sunrise and a warm, light breeze escorted us to the back lakes on San Jose Island this morning where we started our fishing trip. Paul and Tracy were learning about sightcasting and were throwing lures. Several redfish and trout were caught on topwaters ("clown" Super Spook Jr's) there, and then we poled upon several pods of tailing redfish. Although it looked like there were only 5 or so fish, there were about 30 in each pod!
As the morning wore on, the fishing got slower and slower. It was hot and the wind quit blowing. Hot August fishing, for sure.
Then, we dropped into the Brown and Root flats for a look and a gigantic herd of redfish showed themselves. The game was on.
Paul brought home the bacon with this nice 23" red (caught on a 1/8th ounce Bagley "textured" gold spoon) which was just perfect for the grill. Tomorrow, we are going to do it all over again!