Fishing report remains good

Capt. Aaron Wollam

Fishing remained great in our local bays despite above-normal wintertime temperatures.

“We have been fishing places that we normally fish in the fall and the fish are still there,” said Capt. Aaron Wollam. 

“We’ve seen our trout holding over shell and mud in about three to five feet of water on area shorelines. To catch trout, we’ve been having our best luck with popping corks rigged with three-inch White Gulp shrimp. The topwater bite has been good as well with skitter Walks in pink and chrome, and pearl white, being the best colors,” he said.

“Our redfish are still schooling up chasing grass shrimp, which is crazy this time of the year,” Wollam said. “Small paddle tails like the clear Cajun matrix shad rigged on 1/8-ounce lead heads have been great for schooling fish. She pups in pink and chrome, and chartreuse and silver have been best topwater baits over flats for red (bites). 

“Night fishing has been fantastic on the local piers for good size sand trout and speckled sea trout. Double rigged H n H glow shad have been the best bait by far, sometimes we have been catching two at a time. 

“The key is to go midweek early or late when there is not a lot of foot traffic on the piers,” he said.

This report was provided by Capt. Aaron Wollam. For more information, visit palaciosguideservice.com.

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