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
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
Summer fishing is sizzling in Deep South Texas as evidenced by this catch of kingfish taken by kayak guide Miguel Cruz from the beachfront waters of South Padre Island. (photo courtesy Miguel Cruz) #southpadreisland #kingfish #kayakfishing #nearshorefishing #texasfishing #texassaltwaterfishing #texasfishingreports
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
Something about being on the water Sunday morning. Another great wade wiith new customers. These high school boys, showed dad how to do it! Lol. That’s what it’s about - teaching the future generations.
DSL White Ice was the ticket, with a couple fish landed on Strawberry Wine. We started the day working knee deep sand pockets and followed the bait out to the waist deep line around 11:30. With light ene winds, water was clear with some areas holding a green tint, fished se
From the first to the last wade, we were blessed with a solid trout bite. Knee to thigh deep, dirty to clear sand pockets with rafts of bait is how we concentrated our wades today. DSL Blue Moon and Corky Softdines got tore up. Our best bites were early till about 10:30, then 1:30-3pm. Most all our fish were between 19-23”, and unfortunately two got away that were over the 26” mark. But, there is always tomorrow.
When these boys got out on their first wade, they told me it
Left to right, Sarai Mancias, Soledad Mancias and Sandra Rodriguez, all from Pharrell, TX, show off a few of the speckled trout they caught on a recent trip with Capt Gencho in the Lower Laguna. Trout season is here! Trout are scattered all over the bay, hitting off and on south of Long Bar, as well as east and west of Long Bar. These fish are being caught on live shrimp under popping cork, GULP!s, GULP!s under maulers, soft-plastics and topwaters. Airport Cove also has some
For the most part over the last several days, our south shoreline remains to be gin clear. There are some small areas that have dirty streaks on them. These small areas of dirty streaks are holding bait, and a handful of fish, but some of the areas I have been concentrating on are windward banks of our outside shorelines. With the passing low pressure system, our wind forecast has had lots of east in the wind. Not too strong at times, but just enough to dirty up the north
I don’t know if it was because the weather finally straightened up, or I settled down and went about my strategy the right way, but today was a complete turn around from the last 4 or 5.
Last last few days we have caught trout and a few reds, but not the big trout I target this time of year. As soon as we stepped out of the boat today we were getting bites, and we managed to find a few areas with no pressure on them. Landed several fish in the 3-5# range and a good number o