Fishing Report for 5-7-08

May 7th, 2008

We’ve had some nice weather as of late and it’s made for some fantastic fishing. We’re still catching limits of trout and reds but the trout have all of a sudden grown up. Instead of just keepers, the fish are running from 18 to 22 inches with some nice 26 and 27′s thrown in. Top waters are working but we are still using the circle hook and 4″ Gulp for the most part.

For the last week we have been limiting out on trout and then going up to the three islands area and limiting on the reds. It just don’t get much better than this.

Tight Lines, Skipper

Fishing Report for 4-28-08

April 28th, 2008

The fishing just keeps getting better what else can I say.

Tue. I took my friend Dr. Tony Flaig and his buddy Orlando out and we managed 8 trout and a limit of reds with several oversize released. On Wed. with John Thornson we did the same thing except we limited with our 10 trout had 8 reds of which we kept 6 the other two were oversized.

On Friday Gordan Smith and his son caught their limit of trout by 9:00 but then we didn’t catch a redfish till 1:00. But when they started biting we hammered them with 5 oversized we released and 2 we kept along with 4 other keepers in the slot, so they brought in 6 reds total all in about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

TIght Lines, Capt. Skipper Ray

Fishing report for 4/22/08

April 22nd, 2008

Now that the weather is warming up it’s beginning to look a lot like summer. Last week I had  Lawrance Davis out for three 1/2 days along with his wife. They caught so many fish that they released them all on the third day. She caught most of the reds on cut bait using bally hoo. Lawrance caught most of the trout on Gulp. They seemed to like the pearl white in 4 ” the best but they did hit all the colors we threw at them.

The Roaney family came in on Sunday and did pretty much the same thing with 6 reds and 8 trout. They were treating their fishing guide Arin from Alaska to a little warmer fishing. He loved the fact he could site cast to redfish in the shallow clear waters of the gas wells. He said he would take some Gulp home with him and try them out on those coldwater fish. Go figure…….

Tight Lines, Skipper

Fishing report for 4/11/08

April 12th, 2008

It’s spring time and the fishing is still good and should continue to get better and better. We are still fishing the Berkly Gulp on a circle hook for the trout and catching our limits on them.

Last trip out for reds we caught 10 on gold spoons and some on the Gulp but most came on the spoons. The drumboat area seems to be holding most of the redfish.

Fishing report for 3/26/08

March 27th, 2008

Well the wind is still getting with it and will probobly stay that way now till June teenth. Our normal winds for this time of year are usually on the heavy side. However the redfish and trout don’t mind at all. Seems like the harder it blows the more they like to eat. So it makes for some good fishing even though the wind is howling.

This week has been really good fishing with Frank Cappali going out on Thursday and snagging 22 trout and 9 reds up to 29 1/2″. We caught the trout on Berkley Gulp in New Penny 4″ on a circle hook. The first 3 reds came on the same bait and the next 6 came on cut bait on the bottom.

 It’s time to start fishing guys so lets get’er done.

Fishing report for 3/6/08

March 6th, 2008

This week the fishing has been very good even with the howling winds that have been haunting us. Red fishing especially has been best in the wind on cut bait. We have however caught our share with gulp on a circle hook and skipping it on the surface to just under the surface.

Trout have been real spotty but when you hit them you would catch quite a few. There again we were catching them on circle hooks but working them slowly in the pot holes.

Fishing Report for 2-13-08

February 13th, 2008

On Saturday my girlfriend and I went out and limited on reds in less than an hour. Red fishing is good right now.

Janurary 2008

February 12th, 2008

Fishing in January has been enormously successful considering the few bad days when hardly anything would strike.   Most days we saw plenty of action on the reds and trout.  We also caught  a surprising number of  flounder.   

On 1/2 I took out Trey Cox and he and I caught our limit of reds and released several more.  On 1/8 I took the Sankey family out for a half day and they managed to catch 4 reds before we started in on the trout. They caught 10 trout before we ran out of time.  On 1/11 I took out my new girlfriend Lola and we caught our limit of trout in about 30 minutes and went looking for flounder. We found 14 or 15 but only boated 4 keepers. Along with the flounder and trout we caught a red and a black drum so we had a good box of fish. I have had several other charters in January and they all  went great.  So the fishing’s great here and I’m here too, where are you????


February 12th, 2008

The Fishing Reports From Island Outfitters Fishing Guides on the Lower Laguna Madre off of South Padre Island, Texas. On February 12th, 2008 we have launched our new website which includes this web log which will be used to host our fishing reports.  We appreciate you visiting our website and hope you can come down to South Padre and spend a day fishing.