“Rain or Shine it’s Time to Grind”
Well August was as wet and cloudy as I have ever seen. As you see in this Dockside TV above we fish under adverse conditions as we did most of August. The thing to do on cloudy summer days is to put the Matrix Craw on a 1/8 oz swim bait hook and run on the surface like a frog. Doing this in Louisiana’s shallow ponds is a deadly technique especially under cloudy conditions. Bass and red fish will annihilate the craw while the legs flap on the surface of the water. As we move into September things should really change. Look for much sunnier days and switch the craw to our 1/4 oz weedless hook and get high on a platform in the grassy ponds in the marsh. Look for clean ponds where you can see the bottom and sight fish for reds. When you see one try and make the craw fish hit the water quietly and drop it in front the red fish’s face getting his attention. If this is done correctly red fish can’t stand it and you will become addicted to this way of fishing. Winds should shift out of the east this month pushing the white shrimp into the interiors so let’s hope for a nice trout run starting after the first few cold fronts. We will discuss cork fishing and suspended jerk bait fishing if the trout move in as normal while transitioning into fall.