SonOne, SonTwo and self drove up, walk in & fished the CC Bay & Upper Laguna waters on Juune 12th-13th. We were potlickers freelining live shrimp & as such we tried to stay from the elitist back lake scooter running/casting deck platform shore running douches that are forced to allow us to fish their waters.
Tide was way up 6"-12" high in the mornings, and fishing was tougher than expected. We ended up catching about 25 trout between the 3 of us first morning and about 15-18 on the second morning and as usual SonOne & SonTwo whupped up on self. Self made a big mistake and suggested an area that usually holds lots of fish but it didn't & we burned an hour and 1/4 in that area. Keeper sized trout were marginal, probably could have kept 7-8 that were right at 15" but chose not keep them except one 16"-ish. No reds of any note, couple little farts, and we did lose a couple probably nice black drum based on the bite & fight and as its unusual to lose Blackies, that was frustrating.
High tide was in the morning and if had to do all over again would fish a bit tighter & shallower in the areas we fished. Fish were definitely scattered with the higher than normal tides but self made some oops choices on location, but that's fishing and we had a blast fishing all together for the first time in 2015.
For those looking for fishing report details
: the deeper cuts with the higher tides along the eastern shore of CC bay held small trout and the cuts further out along the bay were not holding fish at all at high tide. Small rout were caught along & out from the grass line in knee to waist deep water. Live shrimp free lined was the tonic of choice and we did better than the other 12 folks out there by a long shot. Matter of fact we spent 20 minutes at least answering questions and we were happy to try to give those fishermen some ideas to catch more fish.
Slow fishing a deeper hole in the ULM with a couple possible Blackies hooked and lost. Other fishermen kayaked and fished the grass flats way out towards the spoil islands and caught good reds in the potholes and grass lines. Wadable area but not close, probably 600-1000 yards from parking if not more.
Got some video from the new Sony Action Cam and as soon its figured out on how to get on the 'Net will try to post it. Probably the most exciting video ever of a 15 y.o. catching a 15"-16" trout.
Read on another post of blue crabs and agree with comment have not seen so many mature crabs in a along time. They were everywhere in the grass and we watched a guy catch two huge ones on a soft plastic paddle tail. We gonna seriously crab here after the storms.