As I left my house in Garland there was little to no wind, felt like NE. Was hoping to get in a couple of hours early before the North wind blew in - no dice. Arrived at Whitney 6:30am, wind directly out of the North making whitecaps already. Looked around the islands and surrounding area for some top water action like we had a week ago - nothing. Worked the bank West of the island and caught some nice LMB on top waters. Tried another shallow area East of the island but only found one small school of small sandbass on top. At this point we figured we would be in for a long hard day. Cool front, strong North Wind and our previous trips we could not find any sb on structure.
I was wrong. Rob suggested we go up North by the bridge and try some spots he had way points on. First spot started catching sb, most were small but we weren't complaining. Through out the day we would go to a spot mark just a few fish, anchor, thump and catch fish for about 30-40 minutes then they would thin out and disappear. Move to another spot and repeat or go back to a previous spot and catch more. Most were small sb or striper with some good ones mixed in. Rob pulled a lot of doubles and a nice 20" striper. The bite was aggressive all on slabs and fly above. Size or color didn't seem to make a difference. Silver, white, chart all worked. Fish were hugging the bottom and hard to see on graph in 20-35 fow. So just because there is a North wind doesn't necessarily mean the fish won't bite.
Rob got big fish of the day AGAIN