When I woke up on Sunday morning it was 55 degrees with a 15mph northeast wind, It was suposed to get warmer and the winds were going to subside. At least thats what the weather man said. Needless to say when we pulled into Hooters 5 hours later it was 50 degrees and the wind was blowing 20 to 25 out of the north. The good news in all this is that I had one of my best clients on the boat that day, and I told him that the Trout love this kind of weather. He looked at me like I was crazy, but despite the weather Rob and John had a very good day catching nice gator Trout around Anclote Island.
With the north wind we had a very low tide, I was able to get my Banshee Extreme into all the holes and troughs where the trout were hanging out. We were throwing a new bait by Mirrolure called the lil john and it absolutly killed them. We caught around 75 nics trout and a few Blue fish and small Reds mixed in. Although the wind was increasing and the temprature was falling we didnt notice as we were busy catching fish. We lifted the Power Pole one time all day, and that was to head in. They kept 10 nice trout on the last day of the season for the fryer and the rest went back with a sore lip. There should be at least another month of great trout fishing in the Tarpon Springs area, so now is the time to go.
Capt. Greg DeVault