Arranged for someone to sit with wife and went fishing this morning from 8 to noon. (She is getting stronger with PT and OT but can't transfer on her own yet). Going to have lots of company for the 4th, as usual, and wanted to do a scouting run before they started showing up. I fished seven spots and caught a total of 77 including: 50 whites, a 20 inch hybrid, 7 short hybrids, 6 cats and 13 keeper size yellow bass.
Started at Long Ridge and ran into friend Ed D and his buddy Richard. He told me after he came in that they caught about 60 - mostly big whites - all at Long Ridge. Pic of them below. I only caught 3 cats there. Also caught fish at Key Ranch Drop-off in 14 fow, Merimac Point in 15 fow, Doll-house Point in 12 fow, Game Warden Point in 15 fow, Spillway Hump in 15 fow and at Iron Wall Hump in 22 fow. Best spots were Doll-house Point and Iron Wall Hump. Caught most fish on #4 Mepps and some on #2 Mepps all reeling it up from or along the bottom..
Ed and Richard at Long Ridge: