Down in south Alabama for work. I really didn't have time to go fishing after work today, but I just couldn't help it. I drove over to a nearby river that I've floated before at high water, but haven't fished. I knew there was some limestone shoals about 1 mile upstream. I slipped the kayak in the river and headed upstream, hoping for a twilight bite in the shoals. The air was still warm and muggy, but the water felt cool (no time to take an actual temperature). It was low and clear other than being tannin-stained the color of sweet tea.
When I finally made it to the shoals, this is how much light I had to work with.
Hard to tell, but there's a couple Class I drops in that photo...pretty impressive shoal for south Alabama.
I made a few casts with a Torpedo...missed a small one that blew up on it. But I couldn't keep the bream off of it, so I switched to a spinnerbait. A few casts later, I got a Kentucky spot legitimately over 13"...13.5" to be exact.
By this time it was really starting to get dark. Some locals at the bridge mentioned seeing a gator, so I didn't want to run into him in pitch darkness...so I headed back. 1 hour, 2 miles, 1 fish. Not a bad way to end the workday.