I finally got out and did some fly fishing this week with the flood tides. I tied up some spoon flies for the first time and decided to give them a go in the grass.
I got out four days last week for the floods. I saw tails on three of the days, though they were very brief in their appearances and pretty wary. I did manage to stick one fish on two of the days and decided to salvage one of the no red days with a nice Jack on the paddle back. I’m looking forward to the next flood later this month and will hopefully have some more pictures for you then.
Each time I get out in the Wavewalk for flood tide fishing I like it more and more for this purpose. I can cover a lot of water looking for fish and not have to get out to walk the shallow water like a couple of guys in a flats boat had to. They got skunked while I got some fish because of this. Unfortunately we only get a few days a month in the Spring and Fall to do this around here.
I upped the game a little this year by elevating the board that I’ve been using to stand on the seat and pole the W through the shallows. I elevated it above the rim of the kayak by screwing a couple of 2X4s to the board and screwing a section of one inch PVC pipe to the bottom of one 2X4 to lock it in the ribs on the W’s saddle. It worked out real well for me and gives me a nice elevation to scan the flats for tails. It’s not something you want to use al lot in open water but in the flooded grass it works great, you just have to be a little careful when crossing the larger open creeks in the flats. I haven’t taken a swan dive yet. The elevated platform also make a great seat for paddling and is almost perfect chair height.