We were around Esther yesterday (sunday) and just hammering silvers and pinks and then about 4:30 it was like somebody flipped a switch.
All of a sudden they were ignoring lures that they'd been chasing down just an hour ago, we were in only about 5-15 feet of water and I could see all the way down to the bottom and watch the lures go right through large schools of fish and get totally ignored.
We through everything in the tackle boxes at them; pixies of every color, red, chartruse, green, pink, squid stingers, spoons, black and whites, bait, mooching, heck you name it we threw it at them, only to watch them go through schools of fish and get completely ignored. We even tried bait under a bobber....
What the heck?! The lighting was the same (overcast), it was a real shallow tide change, nothing much changed.
I've seen this hundreds of times and I've never been able to figure out why it happens. Anybody have any ideas?