Its no secret the speckled trout bite is hot right now. With that said, I was itching to bend a rod, so me and Alex headed down to meet William Ragulsky at Wallace's Saturday morning. We were late getting out of Richmond, so Billy was waiting for us at the ramp ready to go. It was after 7:30 by the time we hit the water, but we headed out optimistic. To make a long story short, we saw very little bait on the flats and even fewer fish. Billy managed 2 specks, but around 11:30 we decided to pack it up and head over to Lynnhaven. We took our time getting there, allowing the tide to turn. We headed out of crab creek and back through the marsh towards Bayville, and it didn't take long to find fish. Billy hooked up first.
Stick It pin's into the mud and to the fish, but it wouldn't take anything we threw at it.
Trout had began to bust the surface all around us, so Alex and I switched gears and started working the cork, while Billy headed on in search of more Reds. First cast, we both hooked up. They were small Specks @ 10-11" but we didn't mind- it was fun fishing.
Every other cast one of us was landing a trout and I lost count of how many double we had.
The bite was slowing with the tide and Alex didn't have a light on him, so we had to leave as it got dark. We made a few more casts while waiting to meet back up with Billy, and found another school of spikes. They were a little larger than the others but no keepers.
After a short fight, Billy landed a healthy 19" Speck. He was kind enough to ask if I wanted the fish for dinner, and I graciously accepted. Both Alex and I ended the day with close to 20 fish. I never got a count from Billy but I'm sure he did better than us. Lure of the day was the Marsh Works Bayou Thumper. We hit the road and were home by 10. Great day on the water.... and a great dinner Sunday night. (broiled the trout with a little butter, salt, and pepper. DELICIOUS!