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Fishing South Padre Island, Texas

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

The fishing has really picked up in the last week. limits of reds and trout are starting to show up now. Most are coming on live bait or cut bait. Some however are coming on artificial s. It’s just a matter of time before the big trout will be hitting top waters. Doug Stead caught a nice 29″ trout on top-water yesterday.

It’s time to get out there with em…..

Tight Lines, Skipper

March fishing 2010

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Well the fishing is starting to pick up again with some trout coming in through the pass. Trout are showing up around the long bar and color changes, along Mexiquito Flats and around the ICW north of the bridge.

Reds have showen up on the gas well flats and on the east side along the sand edge. Most are being caught on live shrimp and gulp.

Valintines Day

Monday, February 15th, 2010

It’s still winter but were still fishing when we can. The weather this year has been the worst I’ve seen it for a long time. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens this year with the influx of fish coming back into the bay system.

As of late I’ve managed to get out a few times inbetween northerns and the fishing has been slow to modorate. What we’ve been catching has come on white gulp again fished slowly in the potholes in south bay and Mexiquito Flats. Yesturday, John and Jimmie ended up with 5 reds and two trout along with a bunch of ladyfish, big ones too.

Valintines Day

Monday, February 15th, 2010

It’s still winter and we’re still fishing when we can. This has been the worst winter I can remember in a long time. Of course most of you could probably say the same thing.

As of late when we can get out we’ve been catching a few. The trout are still running in the 24″ range and fat. The reds are healthy too.

John and Jimmy ended up with 2 trout and 5 reds Yesturday with Jimmy catching the biggest one at 28″.

It’s been a little tough but you know what the say, when the going gets tough the tough go fishin:)

Fishing Reports for Late January

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Things are starting to pick up a little bit more as Mike P. and I went out and snagged 5 reds and 4 trout in about an hour. Throwing Gulp we hit these fish pretty quick and came home to leave them for later.

 The weather is starting to get a little more stable which is helping a lot. Some beautiful water is coming in through the Jetties and some nice fish are coming in with it. Look around Port Isabel and the south end of the bay for fish to start showing up there first.

Happy New Year FIshing

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Well the year has started off with everything but a bang, well the fireworks woke me up at midnight. However, the fishing has been slow to fair. We have been able to catch a good number of trout and ieke out a limit of reds from south bay for the most part.

The trout seem to be biteing live bait better than the gulp right now, go figure. The reds are consuming cut bait better than anything else. The frontal passages just seem to be keeping them a little lathargic for the most part. But it’s like they say it’s better than being at work ……. for ya’ll:)

Halloween Fishing

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Well the red tide seems to have pasted us by. The stuff never made it into the bay at least not up where we fish. It did kill some fish in the surf.
Our fishing has been good though with limits of reds the norm and some limits of trout. For the most part the trout have been far and few between. Most of the trout we have been catching have come on top waters, Skitterwalks in Pearl.
Last Monday we caught a limit of trout on topwaters with Gary and Keven but for the most part it’s been slow for trout.
I did manage to catch this nice 30″ trout and released her
Tight Lines, Skipper

Fall Fishing

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

It’s been a while since I updated I know, but here is the latest. The redfish have been farely good and the trout fishing has slowed somewhat. We did manage to get limits of reds and trout yesturday and most of them came on topwaters. How fun is that!!!

The past few days have been good on the reds. Some are coming on cut bait and like i said before some on top.

The Sand has it..

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

The fishing has been about as stable as it gets. Lots of nice trout are coming from the edge of the ICW. White Gulp has been working best next to live shrimp. The sand is producing lots of reds on the fly. Spoon flies are working best there. Today Keven Hiles and Sergio Ramirez fly fished with me and landed 12 reds on the spoon fly along with many ladyfish.
We had lots of shots at some really nice trout but missed the few that tried to take.

TIght Lines, Skipper Ray

Fishing Report May 1

Monday, May 4th, 2009

The last couple of weeks has been a real challange because of the spring winds. However we have been catching plenty of trout and reds. Last week I was guiding Tony Woodward and his freind Scott flyfishing, they managed to land 27 redfish and numerous lady fish and several large trout over the three days they fished.

Before that we had been hitting some early heards of redfish and limiting out on them in short order when we could find the schools. The wind makes it difficult but sometimes we’d get lucky.

 Limits of trout have been the norm over the last two weeks but as of late they have been a little harder to find because of the wind stiring up the waters where we have been catching them. All of the fish with the exception of the fly fishing have been coming on white Berkly Gulp. The fly guys were catching their fish on Spoon Flies.

Here is a video of Scoot Sparrows group when we were all fishing the sand flats. Lines, Skipper Ray 956-943-2798