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BAY FISHING REPORT: 9-15- 2014
cooled down, days have cooled and fishing for redfish and night
gigging is hot right now. Limits have been common this week although
the fish have made us work for them we have been gigging some nice
flounder and catching nice redfish.
Flounder have started to stage to prepare for their travel later in
the year, we have been gigging multiple fish in the same area
usually in sloughs and drains. Average size of flounder has been 18"
as the run nears we will start seeing some larger fish. Remember
flounder gigging is closed for the month of November so October is
filling up fast, I have several days open in December for night
On our day trips I have found redfish have been holding very shallow
less than 2 foot water depths. Bait of choice has been cut bait and
live perch if anchor fishing, or soft plastics with natural color
artificials. We are still running into some schooling redfish and
black drum in 3-4 foot depths adjacent to shallow water I am sight
casting these with jumbo dead shrimp. Trout have been tougher but
catching some along Lydia Ann channel but my focus has been redfish
the last few weeks.
Call Captain Chad to discuss trip options or availability at 361
(Snapper is a Seasonal Fish.)
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about mid-way between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas.
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professional fishing &
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18 years of experience
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We are finally getting some much needed rain!!
Thank you Lord!
Limits of reds have been the norm for me last few days on the water
thanks to the water levels droping back to normal since the storms
in the gulf. Black drum have been tough due to still being in little
schools instead of the 50-100 fish schools. Once the water cools off
some more they shud bunch back up somewhat making them easier to
The south zone dove season opens Sept 20. I srill have plenty of
room for those of you that would like to get in on some south Texas
doves. Give me a holler and we will get you lined up!
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Call Capt. Brent Hopkins:
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have the time of your life - filling up the ice chest with tasty
Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum & Sheepshead. Aransas, Redfish &
Corpus Christi Bays provide excellent fishing!
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Capt. Dan Pike
has over 25 years experience along the waterways of the Aransas Bay
under 12 yrs of age on the gigging trips.)
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- Hey There Flounder Gigging and Bay Fishing Enthusiasts!
Hello South Texas
giggers and anglers,
Fishing the last few weeks has been fair to good. There have been
some nice size flounder in the area I generally fish. Most nights
we were limiting-out by 11:00 pm, but there just hasn't been any
sheepshead or drum - at least not where we have been fishing. Of
course this will change after the next cold front and as the water
cools off, we'll have those cool, fall nights and then flounder
fishing will be on big time. Fall is my favorite time to fish for
those big flounder...that will start to feed for wintertime!
THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO GO, so get ready and come get some.
May your fishing
always be catching
Member: Coastal Bend Guides
Capt. David Dupnik is
One of the Most Successful
Experts in the Coastal Bend.
GIGGING AT NIGHT IS FANTASTIC!
Readers! Well, we finally got our first little South Texas
cool front, on Friday the 13th. It is a nice change not breaking a
sweat while filleting my customers' fish at the end of the night.
There is nothing better than being out on the water at night and
smelling the fresh north breeze. This past week, I had some
hard times finding flounder to gig with a slow incoming tide and
strong southeast winds - it made for some tough gigging. A couple of
trips, we missed our limits by a few fish, but we still ended the
night with a box of nice fish. I had the Williams family of 5 on the
boat last night. With winds out of the north 15-20 mph and lightning
all around us, it started off slow. We were finding dirty water
every spot we tried. Once the tide started coming in hard, the water
cleared up real fast. With the high waters, I found flounder 10-20
feet off the banks, laying on hard sand. We gigged our 25 flounder
limit in 6 hours, ranging from 16-20 inches. On average, we are
gigging 3-5 sheepshead and drum per night.
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Gigging Trip NOW!! 361-790-3271
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for the end of September & October - Give me a call!
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Corporate groups, families on vacation
with young children, tournament guiding experience. Novice or
experienced anglers. Children Always Welcome!
Capt. Lanny Phillips
USCG Licensed / Master Certified
Specializing in Trophy Redfish and
Speckled Trout. Seasonal Black Drum and Flounder too!
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9-15-2014: Hello To Everyone!
There has been quite a cold front come through and you know what
that means???...Fall is on its way!!! Cooler weather means to me
duck, dove, quail, deer hunting and "Prime Time Red Fish Time". I
have quite frequently talked to individuals that have never heard of
the Red Fish raising up the water , or the Red Fish "RUN". Well,
during the Fall is when you'll be able to. Many times we see schools
of the "spotted tails" moving along feeding and fattening up for the
winter...literally raising the water up like torpedoes underneath
the surface. We free line Piggies in the pot holes and I instruct
the clients to hold on because more times than not big hungry fish
are there to strike it. Black Drum are also available and can be
caught on shrimp. Please don't forget we now have an Airboat and
we'll be offering rides, fishing, and hunting adventures.
Contact me if you're interested in wading for
Reds and Blacks.
On another note "Prime Time
Red Fishing Time" is just around the corner, so why not book a trip
or two, now!
Please contact me and
lets go "catch you some memories".
You can also contact me via our website...www.tigernetfishguideservice.com,
or by e-mail...
promise I'll give you 120% of Pure Fishing Excitement so...
Let's Go Fishing!!!
Captain Lanny Phillips
CAPTAIN JAMES SABO
USCG Licensed /
FLYFISHING & SHALLOW
BAY FISHING WITH LIVE
OR DEAD BAIT,
BLACK DRUM FLOUNDER
AND TARPON (UPON
DOLPHIN WATCH TOURS
Communities of Rockport-Fulton, Port Aransas & Aransas Pass, Texas.
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All Skill Levels -
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As the summer comes to a
close and the kiddos are getting ready to head back to school ,
donít give up on the fishing as it seems to be getting better. Well
folks, the Redfishing seems to be on the up rise. We have been
catching some tournament size Redfish. We have been targeting the
redfish shallow with topwater lures and bait early in the morning,
and once the sun comes up we have still been sightcasting to schools
of black drum and redfish on the flats. I also specialize in Sight
Casting or Sight Fishing for Redfish it is an art that only one can
appreciate when being successfully taught. Once you catch your first
"sightcasted" fish you will really appreciate the thrill of feeding
the fish and watching the eat. Iím going to be honest with you in
all aspects. My number one must in sight fishing/casting is to buy
the best pair of polarized sunglasses you budget will allow. My
personal preference is my Costa Del Mar 580 glass lenses in amber
with the green mirror. (hammerhead model) Be sure you choose a frame
that lets the minimal amount of outside light in as possible meaning
buy the right frame to fit your face. Not all people will have the
same comforts in frame. Some of the other things that are very
important in sight fishing is being able to tell which way the fish
is facing you want your lure to pass in front of him/her vs. behind.
Being able to cast small lures accurately to fish will greatly
improve your success rate for catching fish by sight. Itís not
always about filling the box with fish! Sometimes feeding/catching
one Redfish by sight casting or on a topwater lure where you can see
the explosion when it hit can be a trip maker especially if it is
your first time fishing without bait. When you are constantly
casting lures for the most part of the day it will also make you a
better caster and get more familiar with the rod/reel. Patience is
the key to catching fish on lures. Please select your fishing guide
and stick to the guide you like and he/she will learn your strengths
as well as weaknesses to better fit your fishing style. We as
fishing guides all want to see the kids catch fish so they become
addicted to fishing as they grow as opposed to out running around on
the streets. We work first hand with the kids to make sure they have
fun and make memories after all we are here to learn and to have a
good time. I will touch more on sight fishing in the near future.
Please keep me in mind when booking your next fishing trip.
I can be reached at 361-726-5255
or through my website at www.tailsupguideservice.com.
Capt. James Sabo
Coastal Bend Guide Association
SPECKLED TROUT FLOUNDER
Wade Fishing Guide ~ 25 Years of Experience
USCG Licensed & TPWD
Certified CALL: 361-790-5250 OR 361-790-3364
8-15-14: Howdy - the story is
about the same right now....Laguna Madre is full of big trout
in the 27 to 29 inch category! Give me a call before
summer is over and let's have a grand finale to 2014's
Hey folks. I have been
kicking the trout's butts this month in Laguna Madre. Getting
limits almost every time and catching some 27 to 29 inch trout
now and then. Lets go whack um.
7-3-14 Hay folks. I have been
hammering the trout in the Laguna Madre. Getting my limit
pretty regularly . Using croakers for bait. Even with the wind
howling its been pretty good fishing. Come on lets go catch
some biggunz. Capt. Deano
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Captain Kevin McCoy...
USCG licensed, fulltime professional guide. Whether you are a
novice or experienced fisherman, like to fish with artificial or live
bait, large or small group, Kevin would like to take you fishing; any
Season of the Year! Kevin welcomes families with children.
Member of Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce & the Coastal Bend Guides
Meet Capt. Kevin McCoy
Has the weather the last few days shaped up very nicely. We have had
very light winds and the water is finally cleaning up. Trout are
still here and still eating piggy perch and croaker. Boat limits or
near boat limits are the norm if the weather cooperates. If it is
windy 20 trout are common. there is only a few weeks left of the 10
fish limit on trout. Don't miss out. Reds are in the flats eating
piggy perch and pin perch. I have not red fished in a while, but I
am being told the afternoon is the time to be red fishing. the next
two weeks should be awesome-if the weather continues to hold! Once
school starts there will certainly be less traffic on the water
making for some very pleasant and peaceful days.
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Until Next Time, Go
Capt. Kevin McCoy
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