When I am not fishing, I still love to be on the water. I am always looking for new spots and schools of reds. I ventured out yesterday on the low incoming looking for clear water and a few new schools. I was successful on both counts. In the Hampton River, which separates Little St. Simons from St. Simons, the water is usually clear, so I decided to explore some of the backwaters up there. I fished a spot I called “Puppy Drum Heaven” last fall. I felt sure there would be a school there. WRONG. I didn’t see a thing, and the habitat is perfect. I trolled around a few other areas, all with excellent habitat and didn’t see a thing. Then all of a sudden, mud puffs of busted fish. I found a big, new school of reds in an area where the water is usually clear and where I hadn’t seen them previously. The fish weren’t exceptionally large, but there were lots of them. Now to locate a few more schools in the same area, and we will have a new hotspot.
Maybe the next report will be about catching some fish out of this school.