Guillermo Gonzalez and Memo Jr. from Monterrey, Mexico show off a pair of nice black drum they caught from the Lower Laguna Madre while fishing with Capt. Gencho Buitureira Jr, who reports that black drum catches have been exceedingly good throughout the month of January. Capt. Gencho expects the drum catches to only increase as February gets underway.
Starting on Saturday, we found fish in an old favorite spot with zero boat traffic. With a stiff east wind, we walked along a big dirty streak of water that was teaming with bait. We landed several small trout at first, but about halfway down the dirty water keepers started to take the baits. No redfish in the mix, which was surprising, because this area is known to hold good winter reds. We strung several fish from 18-20", most fish were caught on Down South's Blue Moon,
It started off slow the last couple days, but from 10:30 on the bite was aggressive! Conservative guess was 30-40 keeper trout and reds were caught. We caught nice solid 18-22″ trout, and released a couple 4 poundrers on Down South Lures Kickin' Chicken, Magic Grass, Strawberry Wine, and good ‘ol Corkys got the job done. We concentrated our wades in knee to thigh deep water. A few fish for dinner were kept, all the rest we released. Post cold front fishing at it’s finest. Wit
Alejandra and Adrian Gonzales from Houston show off a nice redfish Adrian caught on his 10th birthday while fishing with Port Isabel guide Capt. Gencho Buitureirez Jr. Capt Gencho says fishing has been good in the Lower Laguna Madre and expects things to really get going as this week has seen a warming trend in Deep South Texas.