The big tide and rain delivered by Hurricane Hanna a couple weeks ago lived up to the billing, giving the coastal bend the perfect shot in the arm without the punch in the face to go along with it. The receding tides after the storm produces a couple days of good reds, and as soon as the water settled and greened up the trout fed happily as well. Mid-level to deep reefs are still the best places to catch great numbers of trout, and there are some really nice ones to be had as well. The drum bite has remained consistent on live shrimp, but the reds seem to come and go at their own painfully unpredictable pace. They should start showing up in big numbers, so my eyes are open and keeping a lookout. The croaker supply in the bay is dwindling for the season, which means more shrimp and mullet fishing. That will help us locate and pattern the reds better. Soon the water will cool as the fronts start coming through and fall fishing will be cranking. My calendar is filling up fast, so get a date while there are still a few left in what I consider to be the best season of the year to fish the coast.