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BAY FISHING REPORT: DECEMBER 2016
The crew at South
Bay would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for coming and
patronizing our store. We appreciate your business very much. We enjoy
hearing your fishing stories and hope you continue to come in and
share them with us. We all Hope that you had a wonderful
Thanksgiving and looking forward to a wonderful Merry Christmas.
Our offshore boats are still fishing when the weather allows and they
are catching Atlantic Sharpnose Shark and Kingfish up to 38 pounds
each. We are offering 8 to 48 hour trips this season and into
next year thru the summer. Call for details on the 24 hour trips and
Our Bay Fisherman are coming in with limits of Redfish, Black Drum and
a Few Speckled Trout. The fisherman off the docks here at South Bay
are catching nice Sand Trout, Sheepshead and Whiting to name a few.
We have been able to keep Live Shrimp in stock, Live Mullet, and a few
Croaker. We also have fresh Shad (menhaden) at times just ask.
When you are ready to book your fishing trips just give us a call and
we can help you put together a great adventure, call us! Ph:
361 758 6900.
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Capt. Lanny Phillips
USCG Licensed / Master Certified
Specializing in Trophy Redfish
and Speckled Trout. Seasonal Black Drum
and Flounder too!
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Hello To Everyone, My Goodness, talk about a "Cast and Blast"
opportunity now is the time! A lot of Ducks showed a few weeks ago
and it has done nothing but get better and better just like the
fishing. Speaking of fishing you can catch Reds on shrimp when you
can get shrimp, or use mullets either live, or fresh cut up. Either
way a a blast, as a play on words, because it is...shoot ducks in
the morning, clean them, and go fishing for the rest of the day. To
me it's getting the best of both worlds. Please contact
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a great passed couple of weeks! The fishing has been holding out
great for this time of year. There have been very few cold fronts to
keep water temps down so the fish have been very aggressive. I have
had good limits of trout either wading or drifting with shrimp or
your favorite soft plastics. Red fish have been good wading using
shrimp or soft plastics and in the boat on cut mullet or crab. There
has been good size reds in the surf on good current movement out at
the bayou. I expect the big flounder will start moving back thru
soon and should be able to catch a few out at the bayou also. I have
had great duck hunts this November and I expect December and January
to be no different. We have great number of birds here this year
with redheads, pin tails, widgeon, gadwall and teal.. I even had a
mallard a few days ago and a banded redhead . If your down for a
cast and blast or just a fishing trip this December give me a shout
I have a few good days still open. I also do gift certificates for
that special person for Christmas or any special occasion. I hope
you have a happy Holidays.
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If you're looking
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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
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12-1-2016: No gigging the month
of November has got me prepping the boat for December and I'm ready
to go!! The biggest flounder of the year are out there and they're
catching them in various exit channels going out to the gulf. Cedar
Bayou, Lydia Ann, Packery Channels and the Ship Channel are
producing flounder! We've been using live cut mullet on a rod and
reel plus mud minnows. These are my favorites for light line and
small, multiple hooks work best. When you feel a bite, feed him line
and don't set the hook. Wait a long time then just raise up and
reel. Be sure and have a net handy - they shake the hook and get
away. They are hard to hook. Well, good fishing to you my next
report will be the December run!!! Happy Holidays to you and
December 1st Ė 14th:
2 people for $250 and $50 for each additional person up to 5-6.
Limits Ė 2 Flounder, 5 Sheepshead and 5 Drum per person/per night
After December 14th:
2 people for $400 and $75 for each additional person up to 4.
Limits Ė 5 Flounder, 5 Sheepshead and 5 Drum per person/per night
February March I'll be running a Winter Special call for details, so
please check back to see that Winter Special!!
NEWSFLASH! I'm proud to announce I'm
building a new boat with enhanced capabilities. Larger and more
stable with a bigger engine to increase power and performance. I'll
be giving updates and progress report with photos too!
Thank you for looking in
Capt. Joe, Your Flounder Gigging
Weekends fill-up fast! PH: 361-463-3217 REMEMBER - FLOUNDER LOVE THE NIGHT
LIFE - COME FIND OUT WHY!!!
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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.
HOPKINS ~ USCG LICENSED
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12-1-2016: Another year almost
gone! Wow, I canít believe itís nearly over. Overall 2016 has been a
another good year for me and my clients. I was just looking at my
books the other day on the record of fish Iíve taken over the year.
Pretty much keeping up with what I normally do every year. The count
was 1685 redfish, and 210 black drum. I was a bit surprised at my
black drum count, but then after I thought about it, they did seem
to show themselves a little later this year compared to previous
years. Itís really been a warm year, as far as early fall
temps go, but as I write this report we are finally receiving a
substantial front in the area tonight. Hopefully it puts our fish
into our normal fall patterns. November was good to me, but itís
looking like December could be a great month to fish this year with
it cooling off later than normal. With this cold front, it should
pick up our duck hunting also. The first split of duck season has
really been warm, too warm in fact, but my duck hunts have been good
to fair so far. Iím looking forward to that great success with full
straps of ducks along with keeping my big box of fish. This front
should really turn things around for me on the duck hunting side of
things by pushing a lot more birds down into the area.
During our closed duck hunting split season I will be running some
doe only meat hunts if you are interested. Hunting dates are Dec
4-8. 2 day hunt / 4 does / $600 and we supply lodging as well.
Give me a call to reserve dates and other details. With this
being the last report of the 2016 year, I want to wish all of you a
Merry Christmas, and a Happy Prosperous New Year!
I still have a few dates yet to
book in December to be full, and plenty of dates in January as well
open if you would like to get in on some duck hunting and possibly
next time remember when the cards are down and the bet is called,
you still have your ...
Ace in the Hole!
Capt. Brent Hopkins
Capt. David Dupnik is
One of the Most Successful Flounder Gigging Experts in the Coastal
GIGGING AT NIGHT IS FANTASTIC! CALL 361-790-3271
Hot, Hot, Hot! Where is our cool weather? November has been
unusually warm, but that is a good thing for the flounder gigging.
The flounder will stay in the bays with the water temperature
staying warm. I have been out just a couple of times this month
scouting to see where the flounder may be. I have come across lots
of flounder hanging around the main pass going out to the Gulf. The
gigging season will reopen December 1 and I have just a few
weeknights available. I hope to be able to run late trips for my
customers as well. If you want your chance to gig a trophy fish,
this is the time to go! Please give me a call for some big flounder!
REMINDER: The flounder gigging season
reopens December 1st. During
the first two weeks of December the bag limit is dropped to 2 per
I would like to send a big shout-out to all
my customers during the summer! "Thank You!" Hope to see you all
again next year! Remember to book early!
Give me a call
TODAY, or you'll be left at the dock. Book your trip NOW!
Make sure you check-out my Facebook page to see
the newest photos.
Call NOW to RESERVE! 361-790-3271
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Capt. David Dupnik
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
Hello Everybody, October is normally the cooling trend toward fall.
What has happened? We are tying and setting record highs. It is
cooler than July and August, but where is our fall weather? With
that said the fish don't know any better or simply do not care.
Trout are still eating piggy perch and croaker (if you can find
them) with boat limits still being the normal day. Red fish are
scarce in some bays and the flats are very inconsistent. One day a
boat limit is caught and the next day two to three fish are caught.
Basically for the month of October that is the story in the flats.
Hopefully November will tune in weather wise and the red fish will
fall into pattern. Regardless with the mild weather a day on the
water is very nice and productive.
Call: 1-888-948-7688 Schedule
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Adventure Online - Now!
Next Time, Go Fishing!
Capt. Kevin McCoy
Reel McCoy Guide Service
~ Specializing in Sightcasting, Bay, Flats & Wade Fishing
in the Coastal Bend Area ~
areas of Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi ~ Nueces Bay
and Baffin Bay.
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fronts are moving through consistently at this time and the tides
are moving the fish around. The last few weeks we have been fishing
the Rockport area looking for reds. Having some good days while
moving around quite a lot. Bait of choice has been fishing cut
mullet when you can get it. Reds have been hanging around the mud
and shell areas so be patient. If you don't get a bite going within
15 to 30 minutes, move to another area. Most of the reds we've been
getting are on the lower slot size with a few oversize mixed in the
box. Don't forget this is the time of the year where there is not a
lot of live bait available. Dust off those top waters and gold
spoons and give 'em a try. Top waters in the small pink Skitterwalk
have been producing good numbers of both reds and trout while
drifting and wading.
Need an Experienced
Tournament Captain? 361-633-1288 - Call today!
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WHEELER FOR A GREAT DAY ON THE WATER!
Rod tips up and tight lines to all,
Capt. Russ Wheeler
USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified Fishing
Capt. Randy Filla
Licensed Fishing Guide
Texas Parks &
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.
Call & Reserve Your
all a happy thanksgiving. We really haven't had much of a winter
yet. This has made for some very nice days on the water. There is
still and abundant number of trout in a lot of areas. Many fishermen
will be wading and drifting for them. Fish for them in 2 to 4 feet
of water on live shrimp free lined or under a popping cork. As
winter comes in to play throw artificial baits in a soft plastic
with and 1/8 once jig head with a very slow retrieve on cooler days.
You have to experiment with colors as the pattern will change often.
The redfish bite will continue to be good. The redfish will be
biting on a wide verity of baits. Shrimp dead and live, mullet, pin
perch. Look for these fish in 1 to 3 feet of water. Artificial baits
will also work good in the same depths. Black Drum will be good on
dead or live shrimp in cuts and small channels in and around shell.
This winter will see some high north winds that will push our water
out making for lower tides. When this happens there will be some
excellent fishing in certain areas. Don't forget the winter months.
They can be some of the best days you can have on the water!!
CALL ME FOR A FISHING ADVENTURE!
BOOK NOW - WEEKENDS FILL-UP FAST! PH: 361-215-2332
Don't Set the Hook, Until you
Capt. Randy Filla
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ALWAYS
BAY SYSTEMS FISHED:
St. Charles Bay
San Antonio Bay
San Jose Island
ARANSAS BAY FISHING
Capt. Lori Sims - USCG
Licensed/TPWD Certified Captain ~
Capt. Kevin Sims -
USCG Licensed/TPWD Certified Captain
Catch Fish & Have
Fun...That's Our Motto!
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Family on a "Reel" Fishing Adventure ~
We know where
the fish are - everyday!! We provide everything you need for a
great day of fishing!
SPECKLED TROUT BLACK DRUM
GREAT FISHING... HAPPENING NOW!!!
DECEMBER means AWESOME
As the water begins to cool down, which is
happening late this year, you can switch from piggy perch and croaker to
live shrimp and cut baits. We are catching nice red fish fishing the grass
with cut mullet. Live finger mullet have been producing nice stringers of
Reds and Flounder fishing the flats and back lakes. Trout are still
hitting best on Croaker and Perch for now. After another cold front live
shrimp under a popping cork will be fantastic.
Surf fishing as of late has been
outstanding. Full stringers of large slot Redfish are coming on Croaker,
dead shrimp, and live finger mullet.
Free lining live baits will catch you
some nice trout. Until next month, Rockport Fishing Trips wishes you tight
lines and following seas.
Don't wait - call now:
Get out on
the water and have some fun this summer and until next month may you have
and Tight Lines".
Capts. Lori & Kevin Sims - USCG Licensed
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Fishing the Rockport, Port Aransas
and Corpus Christi
Capt. Ryan Rock
CALL TO RESERVE:
Children.... Always Welcome!
"I will go above
and beyond to ensure you are happy with your bay fishing charter
I put my heart and soul into every trip because I love
what I do".
Beginners to Seasoned
Anglers - Come on, Let's go!
12-1-16: Itís getting to be my favorite time of
year to catch fish. The winter months make for great fishing no
matter what kind of trip you are looking for. Big trout, redfish, or
an ice chest full of trout or Sheepshead are all possibilities
during the winter. Many wade fishing enthusiasts love wading for
that trophy trout while families with kids can build lasting
memories as they catch their limit of Sheepshead without having to
take a long boat ride. Donít miss your opportunity to head down to
Corpus Christi Texas to fish the Laguna Madre or Baffin Bay.
To see pictures of my most recent fishing
trips, go to my
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!
Be Safe and Tight Lines to All,
Capt. Ryan Rock
PHONE #: 313-384-6463
Flounder Gigging Trips are top-rated in the Coastal Bend! With
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TRIP OFFERED FOR FIRST TIME ~
ROD & REEL FISHING USING LIVE BAIT
FOR FLOUNDER AND REDFISH
flounder & 3 redfish per person; all fish caught will be
cleaned & bagged.
ONLY $350 FOR 2 PEOPLE -
$100 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX. 4 PEOPLE)
GIGGING FOR SHEEPSHEAD AND
BLACK DRUM -
GREAT TABLE FARE!
Trips will depart at 3pm
and return by 10pm.
Call Capt. Dan:
DECEMBER ~ 2 WEEKS ONLY ~
FLOUNDER GIGGING SPECIAL!!
LIMIT 2 FLOUNDER GIGGED OR CAUGHT ON ROD & REEL
for December 1st, opens to 2 flounder per person gigged
or caught on rod & reel - for this 2 week period only.
(I can not
exceed 875 lbs. of persons and gear due to USCG regs.
for the size of my vessel.)
ONLY $300 FOR 2
PEOPLE - $75 ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX. 4 PEOPLE)
Trips will depart
at 5pm and return by 10pm; all fish caught will be
cleaned and bagged by the Captain!
12-1-2016: Hello South Texas! This will be short and sweet,
since I only run flounder trips these days, everyone knows we
are closed for the month of November. too gigging, I have not
been out since the 1st of November. This month I have been
busy refurbishing the boat for my customers when we open on
the first of December, so book your trip now, there will be
plenty of flounder, drum, and Sheepshead to fill your coolers,
and a ton of adventure doing it, just give me a call and we
will set something up! Happy Holidays! TIME TO BOOK IS NOW!!!
May your Fishing Always Be
Pike - The Flounder Man - 361-386-3219
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