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2-3-2016: As we start off February and duck season is officially over. Its time to concentrate on winter fishing. The wade fishing has been good for trout and reds with soft plastics in between the fronts. I have been finding my fish on sand mud bottom in around 3ft of water. There has been a lot of action but able to find good trout mixed in with the smaller fish. The reds have also been the same way. I will find slot reds but might have to go thru a few dinks first... but in all, you end up with a nice stringer of fish. The drum have been holding over shell and mud and is an easy bite when the sun is out and warms up really nice early afternoon. There has also been a few reds mixed in there as well. This pattern should hold for the next 4 to 6 weeks. My books are open for the year so lets book that fishing trip and don't forget I am running spring break specials so call if interested!

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If you're looking for Trophy Redfish and Huge Trout....let me be your 1st choice! I have 20 Years experience and I grew up here!  I can accommodate beginners and seasoned anglers alike.  As a father, I know all about how to keep the kiddos entertained and having the time of their lives catching fish!  You'll Travel Safe and Dry in my Custom 23' Stoner Boat with a New 250 HP Mercury Engine - Quiet and Smooth Ride! (Max 5 + Capt.)

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2-3-2016: Fishing and Flounder Gigging is usually great in February we have been finding many schools of redfish coming into the flats already. I'm confident 2016 will be a great year much needed rainfall created some much needed bait for the fish to feed on. Towards the end of 2015 I was seeing an abundance of flounder, redfish and trout fry, as well as juvenile fish. For the month of February remember fish the conditions you are given for the day don't get stuck on a location. Just because they were there yesterday doesn't mean they are there today. We generally are still getting cold fronts so be prepared to go to drop offs near the flats but for the most part the Redfish will be holding over shallow water mid day getting some sun then dropping down to drop offs during the night. Redfish this time of year are picky eaters one day they want cut mullet the next peeled shrimp if you're fishing bait.  Give me a call at (361) 463-6545 or visit my websites below! 
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2-3-2016: January fishing was real good getting 10-15 flounder on calm nights, windy nights not so good. Picking up a handful of sheepshead and drum. The tides are holding high. Seeing reds scattered up in the grass . There are sheepshead off the rocks on the jetties easy pickings for bobbers and shrimp. If you want to fish for reds. I recommend the cuts in front of the lighthouse and shrimp boat channel.  If you fish right where it drops into the deep water.  wait them out/ With tides moving the bight should be on. SPECIAL DISCOUNT THOUGH MARCH CALL ME FOR Details and available dates thanks see you next month.
Come and experience FLOUNDER FISHING... there's nothing else like it...honestly!!!
Thanks for looking in and don't forget to book not because weekends fill-up fast!  PH: 361-463-3217

FLOUNDER LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE - COME FIND OUT WHY!!!

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Capt. Randy Filla

USCG Licensed Fishing Guide

Texas Parks & Wildlife Certified

REDFISH     TROUT    FLOUNDER   DRUM

Looking for a great Texas coastal fishing guide and if your idea of adventure is fishing the beautiful, pristine saltwater bays of the South Texas Coastal Bend area, then you've come to the right place!  Perhaps you'd prefer wade fishing or drift fishing Aransas Bay, Redfish Bay, South Bay, Copano Bay, San Antonio Bay, Mesquite Bay and Corpus Christi Bay.  If it's more of an eco-style fishing adventure you're after, then try out a nature and birding trip around the Barrier Islands - Mustang Island, St. Joe's Island and other scenic stops along the Intracoastal waterway!  When wind and weather conditions allow, fishing with us will be one of the greatest experiences you've had on this part of the Texas coast.

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2-3-2016: Hello to a all. I like what I'm seeing. There is a lot of Redfish on our flats. There biting on a verity of baits. Shrimp live or dead, sea lice and finger mullet. Look for these fish in 1-2 feet of water. When the tide falls out after a big frontal passage these fish will fall off in the channels and sloughs. The fishermen throwing artificial our doing good wading in the same areas using and 1/8 ounce jig with darker colors. The Black Drum our on deeper drops and school up. There biting on dead or live shrimp. For oversize Drum use sea lice or a cracked crab. There's also a lot of sheepshead hanging around structure and well heads. It's still a little early for trout fishing so hang in there. I looking foreword to see a lot of you on spring break. I have some availability if you like to book a trip. Hope to see you soon.
DON'T SET THE HOOK 'TIL YOU FILL-A-BITE,

Capt. Randy Filla   Ph: 361-215-2332

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With over 30 years of experience in saltwater fishing the Coastal Bend area year around, Capt. Brent Hopkins is a full-time professional fishing and hunting guide for the Rockport, Texas area and beyond. While owning his own business for the last 15 years now, he is well-seasoned to accommodating individuals, families, corporate groups and tournament fisherman, both male and female alike, for over 300 days a year which sets him apart from most other guides and outfitters found on the coast that spend much less time out on the water.

 

Individual, Corporate Groups, and Tournament Fishing Charters are available.

CAPT. BRENT HOPKINS ~ USCG LICENSED

CALL TO RESERVE: 361-534-4007

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2-3-2016:  Well another duck season has come and gone, and I'm off to run my hog and javelina hunts. Overall the duck season was a little slow due to it not getting cold enough up north as fast as usual, thus not pushing the birds down until the latter part of our season. This being said, my clients didn't do too bad, but there was room for improvement on the birds side of things. With the weather being so warm over the last few weeks the fishing had been pretty good for January conditions. Not very typical from past years experience where the weather has been cold and wintry. I was still able to catch a lot of fish up in the very shallow water until last week when that one front from the NW pushed the water completely out making the fish move to deeper water and the more drastic breaks along the channels.
February, up to Spring Break, I take off for the brush to run my hog and javelina hunts. While talking to my ranchers, they have told me there are lots of hogs and sign they've seen over the course of deer season. It sure to be good "hog season" for me. As I sit here writing this report this morning, last night was my first night with hunters. Kinda sounded like a war out there while I was sitting in camp waiting for the call to come help find them. I still have plenty of room for any of you that would like to get in on a hog hunt between now and end of March. With me running my hog hunts, I will not be posting a fishing report on the March 1st deadline. I will be fishing Spring Break, but that will be too late to write a report out before it's due to post on the website.

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I still have some dates open if you would like to book a trip - Give me call and we'll go stretch some lines!

Until next time remember when the cards are down and the bet is called, you still have your ...

Ace in the Hole!  Ph: 361-534-4007

Capt. Brent Hopkins

 

 

NO FISH, NO PAY! CALL: 313-384-6463
WINTER SPECIAL!  MONDAY - THURSDAY ONLY

Full-day $200 for 1 person, $50 for additional people.  Half-day $200 for 1 person, $50 for additional people.

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Fishing the Rockport, Port Aransas

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Capt. Ryan Rock

REDFISH     TROUT     DRUM  

FLOUNDER    SHEEPSHEAD

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I put my heart and soul into every trip because I love what I do".
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2-3-2016: Make it a "SPRING BREAK FLING" and I'll be waiting for your call!    Ph: 313-384-6463

It's been an amazing winter fishing on the Laguna Madre. I've been catching some of the best stringers of trout and redfish of the year drift fishing with popping corks and shrimp focusing on deeper water and muddy flats along the king ranch shoreline. It's been an incredibly warm and fun filled winter on the coastal bend so take  advantage of it while it lasts! Spring is also just around the corner so book your trip now before the dates get filled!

To see pictures of my most recent fishing trips, go to my Facebook Page and if you want to catch a whole lot of fish and need to reserve your trip date, call 313-384-6463 or send me an e-mail.  I will get back to you just as soon as I get off the water!  

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Capt. Ryan Rock  (captain.ryanrock@gmail.com)      PHONE #: 313-384-6463

 

 

 

 

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2-3-2016: Spring seems to be coming a little early this year. Between fronts we're getting some warmer days and calm winds. We're still doing a lot of wading in Nueces Bay, moving from reef to reef. Look for flipping mullet around the reefs, wade it slow and thoroughly. When the tide drops out, look for the deeper guts along the side of the reefs. Most areas are providing easy limits of trout fairly quick. Colors of choice are plum/chartreuse, white/chartreuse and electric chicken. Mix these with an 1/8 screw lock jig and you're ready to go. If you're looking for lots of fun, pull out the waders and let's go. For those that don't wade we can still get them from the boat. Book your trip now for spring break. Dates are filling up fast.

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Rod tips up and tight lines to all,

Capt. Russ Wheeler

USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified Fishing Captain

 

Capt. David Dupnik is One of the Most Successful Flounder Gigging Experts in the Coastal Bend.

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2-3-2016: The flounder gigging during January was one for the record books. I have been gigging flounder in the Rockport/Port Aransas area for 24 years and have never seen the flounder like this during this time of year. The mild winter has left the fish mind-boggled. It seems to me the fish aren't swimming up right after the fronts, they are waiting for the water temperature to rebound a little bit and the wind to turn back around out of the south. I am gigging most of my flounder and sheepshead in the back bays around Rockport. They are holding about 40 yards off the banks on sand bars, in about 2 feet of water and around the mouths of guts leading into small back lakes. There are lots of sheepshead starting to show up as well. Contact me today to reserve your trip! 361-790-3271
Come gig sheepshead and black drum during my January & February -  GIGGING SPECIAL!!
LOOK OUT - FLOUNDER SEASONAL RUN APPROACHING.  READ MY FEATURED QUARTERLY ARTICLE NOW!
Contact Capt. Dave: captdavedupnik@yahoo.com.  
Weekday trips are available too!  Call: 361-790-3271

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Capt. David Dupnik  Ph: 361-790-3271

 

 DECEMBER FLOUNDER GIGGING SPECIAL - BOOKING-UP FAST!

Capt. Dan Pike     Call to Reserve: 361-386-3219

From Dec. 1st to Dec. 14th, there is a special regulation that states that only "2" Flounder can be gigged within the first, 2 weeks of December.   For those first, 2 weeks it will be $250 for 2 people ($75 for each additional person - up to 6 total).  This will include children in the 6-person limit (no exceptions).

 

Limits of Sheepshead and Black Drum are included.  There is a $100 deposit  required in order to reserve your date - please mail your check to Capt. Dan.  Location for the trip and time will be determined by Capt. Dan - the closer we get to December!  Looking forward to having you aboard!!

2-3-2016: Hello South Texas!  Well, its turning out to be one warm winter this year, it is rare to have 62 degree water in the bay middle of January. But there it is....this week I HAVE PUT PEOPLE ON THE FLOUNDER! Its' the norm to get 14 to 16 inch fish this time of year- we have been gigging 18 to 22 inch flounder this month, and limits in a few hours, either this is a fluke, or the new rules are really paying off.  Redfish are on the east shoreline of corpus bay from ship channel south, mostly in the 21 to 24 inch range, I'm not sure what they are eating, but live bait would be my recommendation, also a few large trout have been schooling with them, groups of 3 to 10 fish are in 2 ft. of water, also some drum are here and there and some giant sheepshead too!  Rockport area has been good around Estes Flats, and the water has finally cleared in Copano Bay, everyone remembers the big rains last fall, which had run the fish from that area they are back, live shrimp is available at stands or catch your own minnows, they never left, it didn't get cold enough, there's plenty for all ,come with me and load the boat!

Fish On, the Flounderman

May your Fishing Always Be Catching,

CALL TO RESERVE - 361-386-3219
Capt. Dan

 

 

Captain Kevin McCoy...

 is a 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 Association.

  

2-3-2016:  Hello Everybody, The last few days have been awesome red fishing. The tide dropped out and the red fish were stacked. They are eating Sea Lice, Shrimp, Mullet and Pin Perch. Boat limits were pretty much a given. The month of February should be great as well. I am sure that cold fronts will continue to make their way through the Coastal Bend so dressing appropriately is a must. Red fish will still be on the flats and the first drop near deeper water. Oversized Black Drum are here and are eating shrimp, crab and sea lice. Most people in this are fish the ship channel in Ingleside across from the old Navy base. Trout are here too. They are eating soft plastics and shrimp. Drifting or wading will produce a nice box of fish weather/wind permitting. Overall February should be a good month.
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Capt. Kevin McCoy

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PORT ARANSAS OFFSHORE & BAY FISHING REPORT: FEBRUARY 2016

Spring is coming !!!!!!! Winter is almost over. ....We are starting to book our offshore charters for the Spring and Summer. We have not had any offshore boats go fishing for a while.  The weather has been windy. The Bay Fisherman are doing great. They are coming in with limits of Redfish , Black Drum and a few Speckled Trout. On the nice days we have had fishermen catching oversized Black Drum, Sand Trout, Sheepshead and Flounder. Live Shrimp, Finger Mullet and Mud Minnows have been the bait of choice. 

Time to start thinking about booking your fishing adventure.  

Book early so you have the day and boat your choice.  

Pick your fishing days and join us on an Offshore Adventure!  

BUT SPRING BREAK IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER NOW & BOOK EARLY! 

    Call to make your reservations for your fishing adventure.

Phone:  361-758-6900      Toll Free: 800-567-5132

South Bay Marina, Port Aransas Deep Sea and Bay Fishing: Tuna, Shark, Ling, Red Snapper, Redfish, Trout, Black Drum! Boats and Kayak Rentals. Marina Services Offered!  We also have ice cold beverages from Gatorades, sodas and beer come in and take a break get you something cold to drink.  (Snapper is a Seasonal Fish.) 

 

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VARIETY OF SHARK     KINGFISH      REDFISH      SPECKLED TROUT      BLACK DRUM

 

We are located... on the Intracoastal Channel as you're leaving Aransas Pass on Hwy 361 heading toward Port Aransas.  South Bay Marina is on your left about mid-way between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. 

 

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Specializing in Trophy Redfish and Speckled Trout.  Seasonal Black Drum

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2-3-2016: Hello To Everyone! I did a two day "Cast and Blast" Guide Trip for 5 guys the last days of the Duck Season. Everyone had a great time. Check out the photos of the stringer of Reds, one big thick Trout, and some of the Ducks these guys bagged. We caught the Reds on live shrimp in deep pockets and the ducks were rafting by the hundreds out in the middle of the back lakes. As far as fishing, the tide was absolutely whistling out and you could not stay in certain areas too long, because you could get your bay boat stuck. Ducks began to fly and my guys bagged their limits. As I've stated in some of the previous Fishing Reports contact us and "lets go catch you some memories!"

 

Lets go catch you some memories!  Call: 432-349-0353

"Prime Time Red Fishing Time" is just around the corner!

You can also contact me via our website...www.tigernetfishguideservice.com, or by e-mail... tigernet@cableone.net.

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Captain Lanny Phillips

 

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2-10-16: Fishing is really staring to pick- up now!  What a mile winter this was and with those milder temperatures comes the promise of an absolutely fantastic spring and summer fishing season!  In February we usually "fish the fronts" but cold front - thanks to El Nino - aren't as frequent this year - leaving lots of days on the water that are not only productive for fishing, but truly beautiful "blue-sky" days.  This is the time of year we love, not too hot, not too cold and the fish are moving around - which is always a good sign for finding them and catching them.  Redfish are hitting live shrimp, especially over the shallow mud flats.  Recent catches include nice-sized trout (off the drop-offs near the reefs.  JUMBO-SIZE BLACK DRUM - AKA BIG UGLIES are pulling some serious line hitting cut crab. The Black Drum are running early this year due to the milder-than-usual winter.... but MARCH IS BLACK DRUM MONTH.  If you've never experienced this - then your missing out on some "bigger than life" fishing!

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