Well, the trout have returned and looking good. Yesturday fishing Craig Sholdice and his father Jim, we limited (10) on nice 2# trout in less than 45 minutes. This left us about 4 hours to look for reds. With the slick calm conditions it was hard to get close to the fish without them seeing us, but we did manage to snag 5. All in all it was really a beautiful day on the water. Tight Lines, Skipper Ray
The trout fishing is heating up again for the spring. Most are a bit smaller than last year but it is still early at this time. Reds have been tough to come by but there are a few. Weather has been a big factor in the redfish. It’s tough to pin em down to a pattern.
The fishing is still here. Lots of whopper trout out on the sand flats for some funny reason. Catching them has been difficult with the long rod. Trout fishing in general has been great with the exception of the aforementioned scenario. Limits of 18 to 22 inch trout have been the norm when the wind lays down. On the other side with lots of heavy wind the reds have been biting better than the trout. Kelly Wigglers have been the bait of choice in their Ball Tail eel in sand color. check out or web site @ www.islandoutfittersspi.com or give us a call at 956-433-9935 Tight Lines
With the onset of the rain again, man it’s rained this season, when it’s cleared we’ve done well. We’re still catching limits of trout and the reds have been a little harder for this boy. With 2 to 3 fish a day they’ve been contankerous to say the least. However some of my other buddies have been doing well site casting them with white Kelly Wigglers called “Ball Tails”. With spring springing into action we should all be catching limits of reds before too long.
Since the weather has cleared up from our three weeks of rains and wind, cool wind at that, the fishing just exploded, Limits of trout to start out the day, with limits of reds later on in the day. I’ve fished six trips in the last three days, taking advantage of the nice weather and fishing has been awesome. The trout are eating plastic and the reds cut bait. However site casting with gulp has been working too on the reds, but you have to show them the gulp before they’ll eat it.
Tight Lines and Happy New Year, Skipper Ray
Fishing SOuth Padres Lower Laguna Madre is heating up even better now. Trout are plentiful along the color changes and reds are still on the east side of the gas well flats. Yesturday we caught 15 trout along with seven reds but nothing over 24″. “Some days it just be’s that way”
Red fishing has been great as of late. The water is cooling down and clearing up since the summer storms. We are actually able to site cast to a lot of them. However meat has been the go to bait for most. The last three trips we’ve managed limits of reds with a few trout thrown in too. Trout have not bee as thick as they were a couple of weeks ago.
Cut bally-hoo is the bait of choice for now, with Gulp for site casting. Top waters have been working as well when the grass isn’t too heavy that it fowls the plug.
It’s sometimes hard to find time to post these things when your fishing everyday anad I appologize for that. But fishing has been really good as of late. Unlike most years with all the freshwater run off from Alex the trout fishing has been excellant and we’ve been catching them right here in our front yard so to speak. Reds on ther other hand have been around the same spots, the three island area so we still have to make that run up north to catch them. Limits of trout and reds have been the norm and flounder are non existant for the most part.
Been really busy as of late and haven’t posted any new reports since May, but here goes one now. Before the storm Alex came by we were doing great with limits of both reds and trout the norm. However, the tides came up with the storm and seemed to have scattered the fish. Since then the tides did not recede until yesturday some two weeks later. This made fishing really tough. You had to work hard for what we caught and are still doing that as of yesterday. Two reds and 3 trout is all we brought in but that was up a little from the last 3 trips.
The tides have finally went down now to near normal and I expect to find more concetrations of fish over the next few days. It’s time to settle into our early summer patterns with trout holding on the ICW and the redfish to start schooling.
The wind has layed down a bit and the trout took off eating, or at least I finally found some concnetrations. Yesturday, Ryan Foster and his freind Megan managed a limit of trout and 4 nice reds. We also released a 26 in. trout while fishing for the reds. Using top waters Megan caught her first ever redfish. She said freshwater fish don’t fight that hard, maybe she’s hooked:) Good on ya girl…