09-06-2009, 05:22 AM
Yesterday I fly fished a UDL at the west end of the canal from 1AM to 3:30 am on the outflow. Hooked 1 Searobin and hooked and lost a small striper. THis place usually produces but not this morning. Switched to canal gear and headed to one of my favorite spots. Cast metal and jigs till false dawn with no luck, then switched to topwater as the current turned east. Fish started to break on the surface within casting range. Guy next to me on my left, took and lost a decent fish, a guy on the other side of me took a smaller fish, then it was my turn, and on a green and white bottle popper I managed to land a nice heavy fish about 30-32" long. The fish continued to come through but became awfully finicky. Managed one other fish about 26". Left about 8:30.