Fishing Report 2/24 Port Mansfield

Avg Temp 65

Pressure 29.75

low tide 8:17am

high tide 4:14pm

Very cloudy,over cast

I got the call from my good friend Jesse Garcia that Sunday was his only day to fish. Seeing as he doesn’t hit the water as often as he would like I obliged him on a kayak trip. We headed out to Port Mansfield and had a late start by some standards but given the water temperature and tide movements a later start would be more productive . We arrived at our launch spot on the South-side of town around 8:00 am.Low tide was at its lowest point but there was still plenty of water over the spoil islands. We launched into 10 mph winds with no white caps and just enough chop to give us the element of surprise. Quickly we found the structure we were looking for and jumped off to start our wade. We waded slowly hoping to pick up some fish. Jesse and I proceeded to work the bars as we slowly moved south towards deeper water. Fishing was extremely difficult with hardly any bites at all. The fish were in shut-down mode and we threw everything in the box with not much luck.We were finally rewarded with two under-sized trout. Still a great day to be on the water!

Just enough chop on the bay

Just enough chop on the bay

In retrospect I think two factors greatly affected our fishing

1.We fished the day before the full moon

2.We fished in the lull between fronts.

Perhaps if we would have fished further away from major lunar cycles and if we would have fished pre-cold front there would have been greater activity on the water.

Jesse checking out the spot.

Jesse checking out the spot.

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