Fishing Report – January 15, 2018
Below average temps and water depths have the fish really concentrated in specific areas. If you’re looking for table fare, then fishing around the Choctaw river mouths or bigger bayous with soft plastic paddle tails or hard swim baits should land you some nice trout or some slot redfish. Fish the deeper holes and don’t let the muddy water scare you away because a lot of times, the muddy water will be warmer. Plan to use bright colors so the fish can find them. For the big reds, look around the deeper drop-offs out, off the grass flats. Find clear water and try to drift down the drop-offs. Use a heavy jig head with a natural looking soft plastic. If you spot birds diving, work through them with a 4 or 5 inch swim bait. Don’t run right up in the birds, but position your boat so that you can drift down on them. For shore anglers, look for deeper docks and bridges and use live shrimp for redfish, black drum and sheepshead on the bottom.