Fishing was great last week! Our winds laid down (finally) and the fish were chewing both on the freshwater side as well on the lagoon.

Stick Marsh fishing been especially great! The crowds are all gone and the bass have had some time to rest. Finding the shad is key to a good day of fishing. Topwater lures, lipless crankbaits, squarebill crankbaits and stick worms all brought fish in the boat.

The next day I was on 3 Forks. Once again, the bluegill were chewing the Beetle Spin and the bass were eating my Stealth Bomber fly too. I threw the Beetle Spin until a 7lb mudfish destroyed it so I changed over to a Roadrunner and on my first cast I caught my first Mayan cichlid on this body of water. Made another cast directly back to the spot and caught another one.


Our third day we changed up and hit the lagoon. With the sea grass being completely gone for several years, our trout bite is nothing compared to the good ole days of yesteryear so we worked the many mangrove shorelines that we are blessed with. If you throw into them enough you will still find a quality snook or two, which we did using small suspending jerk baits like the 70mm Yo Zuri 3 DS Minnow.

Looks like the winds will be back again for this week again and maybe a somewhat tropical system moving close to the East Coast. All in all, these next couple of months should be great catching until our Africa Hot days return.