The last couple of days have been tough, running out into a 15-20mph west wind and tides that look like we should be in late January. Trout that have been holding on the edge of sand/grass have either fell out further into the bay or are just laying there. Rather than working an area of scattered fish, we have run into no bites for 50-100 yards out of the boat, then hit 4-6 fish just as fast as you can. Followed by another 100 yards of nothing. The bait fish are still in thes
According to Port Isabel guide Capt Gencho Buitureira Jr, the South Texas snook bite is still hot. Pictured above is Kelly Doyle from Austin with a nice Lower Laguna Madre snook he caught and released on a recent trip with Gencho. Anglers and guides are reporting good catches of linesiders in the Brownsville Ship Channel, the Hwy 48 bridge, South Bay, Mexiquito Flats, and along the mangrove shorelines and spoil islands as far north as Cullen's. #snook #lowerlagunamadre #texas
The plan came together today. Our first wade over thigh to waist deep sand pockets produced good numbers of trout. The water was chalky green and the baits that worked best were White Ice, Dirty Tequila, and Pumpkinseed. Lunch time we decided to walk knee deep flats looking for cruising reds, and after an hour or so of walking, 3 pods of 10-15 reds showed up in front of us. Gold spoons and Pumpkinseed is what we threw, but I don’t believe it really mattered! Lol Give me a ca
Quinton Wetsel and his family from Sweetwater, Texas, posing with a 32 1/2 inch snook Quinton caught and released while the family was fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre this week with Capt Gencho Buitureira Jr. According to Capt Gencho, the snook have moved back into the bay for the summer and his catching plenty of linesiders along with speckled trout, redfish, black drum and flounder. #lowerlagunamadre #saltwaterfishing #texasfishingreports #snook
Capt Gencho Buitureira Jr says summer fishing has come on full bore in the Lower Laguna Madre in recent weeks. That means Capt Gencho and his customers are catching a wide variety of species. In addition to the "Big 3" of speckled trout, redfish and flounder, recent charters has seen Capt Gencho's clients catch species such as snook, black drum, mangrove snapper and sheepshead.
Two days of sight casting with this crew was a lot of fun.
Day one was slow and a lot of undersized reds. Had several good reds refuse to touch anything we threw at them.
Day two we changed our location, and with some much better winds, was able to spend the morning casting to reds crawling down the bank. Nothing better than watching these fish crush a lure you made a perfect pitch on! DSL color x and some power baits, rigged on a 1/4oz jig got the job done.
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