Sunday, December 1st. We decided to make a trip to Keith lake. I had only fished there once before, but on that trip we found some reefs holding summertime trout.
We decided to launch in the channel on the north side of the lake.
At first, we tried fishing in the channel, hoping to pick up some flounder. They just didn’t seem to be interested. (Maybe it was the week-long cold northern that blew in.) We then decided to move out of the channel and fish some of the reefs. We were hoping that the slightly warmer temperature of the day would encourage the stubborn fish to bite. (I had just came off a couple of really unproductive trips to Matagorda earlier in the week. I was needing to land some fish.)
My buddy, Grant, was the first to pick up. He landed a 20″ red. I saw some birds working the area just a few yards away so I pedaled my way out to them. I soon landed two small keeper sized trout. One bit on a Gulp Mantis Shrimp and the other bit on a Vudu Shrimp.
While I was catching the smaller trout Grant called me on the radio and said he had a few blow-ups and had just landed a 20″ trout over some shallow shell. I then decided to move into some shallower water and share in the fun. Passing up a top water bite is hard to do.
It wasn’t long before I landed a couple of decent trout using a pink Rapala Skitterwalk.
The top water bite was rather strange. The fish were more likely to give it a tail slap, than they were to actually swallow the bait. I probably missed 90% of my blow-ups. Usually I’m very successful with top-waters. It was still a fun and productive day.
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