Windy conditions thrown at us by mother nature are the predominant force we have to fight on a daily basis at this time of the year. This has captain Justin and myself “hiding” from the blow in our local canals and bays on the leeward shorelines of the lagoon system. We have found good numbers of speckled trout and black drum in many of the areas that we have been fishing though. Both species will strike live shrimp. We have been rigging these on a light “Boodah” jig head from Bass Assassin lures. A few redfish, snook, and baby tarpon are also striking our shrimp, but the better bait for these species has been the small pilchards and large silversides that are finding protection on these same leeward shorelines. As long as the wind continues to blow we will be running our charters in the lagoons. Once it settles back down we can return to the near-coastal waters in search of other species.