The last couple days here in Seadrift has been a strange bite. Our bigger fish have either scattered with the rise in tide or recovering from a spawn. I know it’s early in the year for that, but we have caught 100’s of small male trout the last two days, it’s the only explanation I can figure out. We are still catching a lot of keeper size fish mixed in with the smalls, and plastics have worked better than Corkys or topwaters. Curious to see what happens later in the week if
Yes, it is winter, but the fishing (and temperatures) remain hot up and down the Texas coast. In addition to good numbers of speckled trout, redfish, flounder, black drum and other species being reported, trophy trout are beginning to become more common catches as well. Now through March is prime trophy trout time and the conditions are shaping up for an outstanding start to coastal fishing in 2020. #texasfishing #saltwaterfishing #speckledtrout #redfish #flounder #blackdrum
Mike Sotelo and his dad, Oscar, teamed up to complete a South Texas Grand Slam on a recent trip with Port Isabel guide Capt Gencho Buitureira. Their slam was highlighted by this 35 1/2-inch snook. Capt Gencho says fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre has been hot and is only getting better as fall approaches. #speckledtrout #redfish #snook #flounder #portisabel #southpadreisland #southtexasslam #saltwaterfishing #texasfishingreports #texassaltwaterfishing
Capt. Kevin McCoy of Reel McCoy Guide Service says fishing has been on fire in the Coastal Bend region for the past few weeks. McCoy expects the hot bite to continue as summer blends to fall over the next month or so. #lonestarsalt #portaransas #texassaltwaterfishing #texastroutfishing #saltwaterfishing #aransaspass #speckledtrout #redfish
Hector Guevara and his daughter Carolina show off a nice Lower Laguna Madre redfish they caught on a recent trip with Capt. Gencho Buitureira Jr. Although Deep South Texas is receiving some heavy rainfall this week, hot fishing should resume as soon as the rain subsides later this week. #texassaltwaterfishing #lowerlagunamadre #portisabel #lonestarsalt #saltwaterfishing #texasfishingreports #redfish #southpadreisland
Despite dodging a few much needed rain showers, the topwater bite was great. Both trout and reds crushed it walking over knee to thigh deep sand pockets.
Once the wind laid between storms we, switched to DSL strawberry wine and Mirrodines. Walking thigh deep to waist deep we had a good mix of trout from 16 to 25 inches, redfish were 22 to 24 inches. #wadefishing #SanAntonioBay #texassaltwaterfishing #lonestarsalt #saltwaterfishing #speckledtrout #texasfishingreports
Definitely a top 3 in days of sight casting reds. We never had to set up the tower, because the large school of 100 fish stayed on the surface all day.
Throwing gold, black, and copper spoons, we had several triple hook ups and countless doubles. So much fun watching reds tail and float on the surface. The weather was great, plenty of sun and 5 - 15 mph ENE winds makes the water clear - good enough to see the orange ball moving around!
Capt. Nathan Beabout
Slow and steady won the race today in these post spawn conditions. The boys grinded through 100s of small male trout to find their keeper fish.
It was kind of a good teaching tool for the newcomers to lure fishing. They learned quick and understood how the trout wanted it presented.
We fished a wide range of depths over sand/grass, as well as some oyster shell . Our best baits today were DSL’s Strawberry Wine, Kickin’ Chicken, and Victorious Secret.
Capt. Nathan Beabo
Fishing has been good in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Anglers have been catching lots of solid speckled trout -- including some top end fish in the 28-30 inch range. Bull reds are good at the jetties and slot reds are all over the flats, as are black drum. Tarpon fishing has been phenomenal at the jetties and the snook bite has been outstanding. Pictured above is Capt. Gencho Buitureira with a nice snook he caught this week. #snook #lowerlagunamadre #texasfishin
Fun last couple of days. We tried many different areas from shell to shorelines. Each spot produced a good handful of fish, but by mid-day the bite fell off. This is to be expected this time of the year, with winds that die and the water temps rising.
Today when it went slick we found 4 small pods of reds to keep us busy. It is always fun chasing these golden fish down the bank.
Best bait over the last 2 days has been Victorious Secret super model, and also managed a few