Something about a North wind in late September always seems to turn the bite up a notch. Fishing has been awesome, and today was especially good for quality of fish. Had 8 to 10 fish over 23 inches and a couple of reds mixed in. Thigh deep grass beds continue to produce. Hopefully the North wind dumps a little water out of the bay, but the fish don't seem to mind. With a couple more weak fronts expected at the beginning of October, I am certain the pattern will remain. Come o
Aransas Pass guide Capt. Marvin Engel of Big M's Guide Service said he and several others in the Aransas area are back up and running and finally fishing again following Hurricane Harvey. Boat traffic has still been fairly light on Aransas area bays, but the fishing has been steady, with redfish working the flats and around Traylor Island. Big bull reds have been common catches around the jetties, while trout have been steady along the channel edges, as well as over grass fla
Port Isabel guide Capt. Gencho Buitureira Jr has been reporting steady catches of black drum in the Lower Laguna Madre for the past week. Capt. Gencho says he and his clients have consistently been catching black drum off all sizes, in addition to speckled trout, redfish and snook. Pictured above are father and son Dennis and Paul Waley from Austin with a double dose of black drum they took while fishing with Capt Gencho. Below, Lydia Olsen displays a nice drum she took on he
Well considering yesterday's strange bite for us, I was preparing for a grinder today. But, qe were blessed on our first wade, walking right into a feeding school of trout. It didn't take long and the DSL soft plastics did there thing! Spent the rest of the day looking for big fish, and found a couple 22 to 24-inchers. It was a great day with this fun and crazy group from Waco.
The trout bite was a little off today, there didn't seem to be a consistent pattern. Fish were not concentrated in certain depths like the last few days. Knee deep to waist deep had bites with some trout over the 20" mark. Maybe over the next few days with the stiffer winds, we may see bait stack up. If so, i think we can locate a better bite.
With the return of a 10-15 mph winds a lot of our fishing grounds have trout green water with wind blown dirty streaks. These streaks are where we have been finding most of the bait, with trout and redfish laying on the edges ready to strike. Today most of our trout were caught in thigh deep water and the reds were knee deep. Problem was the reds were either over or just under. Still a blast though. Today's top baits were Down South Lures, Kickin' Chicken and Watermelon, a fe
Port Isabel/South Padre Island guide Capt. Gencho Buitureira Jr reports that the South Texas snook bite is getting hot as summer fades to fall. Capt. Gencho says he's finding plenty of willing snook both on the flats and in the deep water areas such as the Brownsville Ship Channel. He expects the fish to stay active on the flats until the first few hard fronts push through the area, at which time he says the vast majority of the snook will relocated to their winter home in th
Took a little scouting trip with my good buddy Jason Wagenfehr today, getting ready for some upcoming trips. San Antonio Bay is in great shape, miles and miles of green water to fish. Pumpkinseed, Watermelon, White Ice, and even some topwaters tricked some aggressive trout and reds today. Seadrift hotels and restaurants are open. I have availability in late September, and a handful of weekdays in October.
Red fish bite has been on fire out of Galveston and Freeport. The bull reds are already on the move and spawning activities are in full swing. Lodging is available if fishing out of Freeport. Also, early teal season has started and Captain Gregory is on some good birds. In a couple of weeks, flounder gigging should be back on track, and I anticipate a great October for flounder gigging.
For not knowing how the bay was going to look, we managed a solid stringer of fish! Didn't see but a few pieces of debris floating around just outside the Seadrift harbor. As for right now there is still plenty of trout green water to fish. Our best bite today came from working thigh deep sand pockets along the windward shorelines. DSL pumpkinseed, the roach, and strawberry wine is what they wanted.