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PORT ARANSAS OFFSHORE & BAY FISHING REPORT: 9-15- 2014

Water has 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 gigging available.

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 361 463-6545

(Snapper is a Seasonal Fish.)

RED SNAPPER       VERMILLION SNAPPER       DORADO     YELLOWFIN TUNA

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. 

Accessible by land or boat.  Come on in and check out our new place.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State law requires that you have a valid fishing license with a saltwater stamp. 

You must have this license before boarding the boat - available at

Wal-Mart, HEB and tackle shops. 

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SUMMER

KAYAKING

CAMPS

 FOR KIDS!

Give them some

Summer Fun

that they won't

soon forget!   

 

 

 

Call Capt. Brent Hopkins: 361-534-4007       Visit Ace in the Hole's Website

USCG Licensed. Fulltime professional fishing &

hunting guide with over 18 years of experience

in the guiding industry. 

 

 

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9-15-2014

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 catch
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!
 

 Give me a call today to reserve your spot!
 Until next time remember when the cards are down and

the bet is called, you still have your ...

Ace in the Hole!

 

Families with young ones are welcome! 

 

 

Call Capt. Brent Hopkins:

361-534-4007

 

 

 

 

FLOUNDER & BAY FISHING        CAPT. DAN THE FLOUNDER MAN      BIRDS, DOLPHINS, NATURE

Be prepared to 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!

It just doesn't get any better!

Capt. Dan Pike has over 25 years experience along the waterways of the Aransas Bay complex.

USCG Licensed~TPWD Certified

(No one under 12 yrs of age on the gigging trips.)

Call: 361-386-3219

Take a fun and education bird, nature or dolphin watch tour.  Families with small children are encourage to treat their young ones to a fantastic experience by boat that is unlike any other tour!

Certified Birding & Nature Guide

 

FLOUNDER, REDFISH, TROUT,

BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD

Visit Capt. Dan's Website for Details!

 

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9-15-2014 - 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
Capt. Dan Pike

Member: Coastal Bend Guides Association

  

   

 

Capt. David Dupnik is One of the Most Successful

Flounder Gigging Experts in the Coastal Bend.

 FLOUNDER GIGGING AT NIGHT IS FANTASTIC! 

9-15-2014: Hello 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. 

*Book your Fall Gigging Trip NOW!! 361-790-3271

Contact me for a BLAST & GIG Trip! 361-790-3271
I still have a few dates available for the end of September & October - Give me a call! 361-790-3271

The FALL FLOUNDER RUN IS INCREDIBLE!  Don't miss out!!  Weekends fill up FAST!  

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A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE AWAITS YOU... FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

VISIT SURRENDER AT SUNRISE TO RESERVE!

We Don't Give-Up Until Sunrise!

Capt. David Dupnik

 

 

I promise I'll give you 120% of PURE FISHING EXCITEMENT!

AIRBOAT GUIDED TRIPS NOW AVAILABLE!

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  AIRBOAT GUIDED

TRIPS OFFERED!

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

TPWD Certified

Specializing in Trophy Redfish and Speckled Trout.  Seasonal Black Drum and Flounder too!

Call: 432-349-0353

 Visit: www.tigernetfishguideservice.com

Come & Experience Adventure!

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... tigernet@cableone.net,

I promise I'll give you 120%  of Pure Fishing Excitement so...

Let's Go Fishing!!! 

Captain Lanny Phillips

 

 

 

CAPTAIN JAMES SABO

USCG Licensed / TPWD Certified

 

LIGHT TACKLE   WADING

SIGHTCASTING

FLYFISHING & SHALLOW

WATER STALKING

 

BAY FISHING WITH LIVE

OR DEAD BAIT,

ARTIFICIALS/LURES

 REDFISH  SPECKLED TROUT

BLACK DRUM FLOUNDER

SHEEPSHEAD JACK CREVALLE

AND TARPON (UPON OCCASION)

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 Serving the Communities of Rockport-Fulton, Port Aransas & Aransas Pass, Texas.

Redfish Bay, Aransas Bay, Mud Island, Traylor Island, Estes Flats, Copano Bay, St. Charles By, Nueces Bay, Corpus Christi Bay

and the Beautiful Upper Laguna Madre... Trips to Cedar Bayou & Baffin Bay Can Be Arranged with Advance Notice!

 

All Skill Levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

8-15-14:

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.

Tight Lines,

Capt. James Sabo  (361)726-5255.

Member Coastal Bend Guide Association

 

 

 

 REDFISH     SPECKLED TROUT     FLOUNDER     BLACK DRUM

     

Bay and 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 summertime fishing!

7-16-14: 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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Capt. Dean Monroe

USCG LICENSED FISHING GUIDE

 

 

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.

Meet Capt. Kevin McCoy

Call: 1-888-948-7688 

8-15-2014: 

Hello Everybody,
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 Fishing!

Capt. Kevin McCoy

 

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