Under these great trout we are also catching some very aggressive reds. Tricia enjoys a good pull from another long powerhouse. When these fish are active there is nothing subtle about the strike either, and when you are using braid you best have a tight clutch on that rod handle.

The wind is up here and pushing 2O, but the water is so clean it's holding well even in higher blows. Water is pouring into the system, bringing with it that clear/blue Gulf of Mexico color complete with sargassum grass. It's bringing in a lot of fish too, so it looks like this is one of those true spring bull tides we all hope for each year....and don't always see.

Seriously, it's been almost as good as it gets lately.