First, I want to thank each
and every one of my customers for floundering with me and I know
there's a lot of full freezers with flounder in them. Enjoy your
fish - do come again next year for a repeat performance!!
Winter's just around the corner and the
DECEMBER RUN is looking especially good this year. The
much needed rains of spring and El Nino playing a major role in how
the Pacific winds have also been a big factor for keeping our bays
fresh. Every thing is very much alive right now! The
flounder as well as other favorites (sheepshead and redfish) are
very happy indeed!!
El Nino means warmer bay temperatures
of course, so com this December and on into January, the Coastal
Bend is looking mighty good for seeing record numbers of flounder
along the shorelines, grassy area and the sandy patches where they
dig-in and hide.
Rates FOR DECEMBER 1ST THRU 14TH are: $250 for 2 passengers
and $50 for each additional person up to 6. During this specific
timeframe - we are allowed 2 FLOUNDER per person, 5 SHEEPSHEAD, and
5 DRUM per person.
14th..... the limits are 5 FLOUNDER, 5 SHEEPSHEAD AND 5 DRUM
PER PERSON. Texas Parks and Wildlife restrict the number of
flounder caught during the month of November, so the flounder can
continue to replenish as they go back out to the deeper waters of
the Gulf of Mexico.
FLOUNDER FISHING IS
CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER EACH YEAR.
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LEFT FOR MORE INFO AND STATE REGULATIONS!
The month of October was tremendous
pulling in limits of flounder we were gigging in the grass and
reefs and hard sand bottoms. The flounder tend to scatter-out
during this time of the year, but if you know where to look, we were
able to find them quickly for the most part.
In other words, they are not concentrated like they usually are on a
low tide. Dead grass and large mullet are keeping the water
stirred-up and it's the scattered flounder are very common for this
time of year. The higher tides have begun subsiding and the
water temps are cooling-off slowly!
IT'S PRIME TIME
FLOUNDER GIGGING SEASON!
We've been seeing REDFISH all over the
place. Every time I go scouting for flounder I see more and more
redfish up in the grass along weed lines and out in the flats - you
can find them holding in the pot holes. Drifting with plastics
on these higher tides is at a premium right now. Also free lining
shrimp or using it under a bobber can be productive as well.
If you are wade fishing be careful as there are sharks in the bays
because of these higher tides. Saw an 8' bull shark getting beat-up
by bottled nose dolphins just last week....and the dolphins almost
beached it. Crazy thing to see, so I turned the boat around &
pushed them out deeper.
OK - SO NOW IS THE TIME TO BOOK YOUR TRIP FOR
DECEMBER - WHEN THE FLOUNDER GIGGING IS AT IT'S BEST! REMEMBER
THAT WEEKENDS BOOK UP FAST, SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY. I
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