Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide
Home · Texas Saltwater Fishing News · Saltwater Classifieds · Texas Saltwater Boats ·  Saltwater Guides · Sitemap · Contact Us  


texas saltwater fishing guide, guides,texas saltwater marinas,texas saltwater classifieds, motels,real estate,beach front, bay front,   Main Menu
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Home
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Advertising
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide My Banners
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Classifieds
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide My Classifieds
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Boats
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide My Boat Ad
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Forums
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Fishing News
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Fishing Guides
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Fishing Reports
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide My Guide Listing
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Fishing Tackle
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Fishing Photos
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Submit News
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Submit Fishing Reports
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Submit Press Releases
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Submit Tournament News
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Fishing Links
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Help
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Search
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Sitemap
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide Contact Us
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide

texas saltwater fishing guide, guides,texas saltwater marinas,texas saltwater classifieds, motels,real estate,beach front, bay front,   Saltwater Tackle


texas saltwater fishing guide, guides,texas saltwater marinas,texas saltwater classifieds, motels,real estate,beach front, bay front,   Sponsors

Bass Fishing and Saltwater Fishing Magazine

Mexico Sportfishing

New Mexico Fly Fishing, Skiing, Hiking and Camping Magazine

Mexico Bass Fishing

Texas Bass Fishing

Navajo Rugs

Texas Beach Vacation Rentals


texas saltwater fishing guide, guides,texas saltwater marinas,texas saltwater classifieds, motels,real estate,beach front, bay front,

  FALL FLOUNDER RUN IS PURE FAMILY FUN

Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide

Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide
01-02-2002

If you think banning nets doesn't have a noticeable effect on fishing, somebody better tell Galveston Bay's flounder. More trophy sized flounder are being caught this year than ever before. Fish of this size, 7 to 8 pound range, are not nearly as uncommon as they were 3 years ago or as they will be in the future.
Texas Saltwater Fishing ReportCapt. Pat Murray (Murray's Guide Service 713-668-0590) reported that last year about this time, fishing partner Louis McAfee brought in a stringer of fish including flounder weighing 7, 5, and 4 pounds. According to Murray, "All of the flounder brought to the boat by Lewis were caught on pearl/chartreuse B&L shadtails in West Galveston Bay."
Although Murray fishes primarily for speckled trout and redfish he says that "Even though we target trout and redfish, during this time of year it's almost impossible to fish the bays without hooking at least a few flounder."
The time of year Murray refers to is the fall flounder run which at the time of this writing is in full swing. The flounder are moving toward the passes on their annual fall run to the deeper and warmer offshore waters of the gulf. During the run they feed voraciously on shad and shrimp in order to sustain themselves for the long journey. This explains why the most used bait of flounder fishermen is the lowly mud minnow, a hardy and tasty fellow, to flounder anyway, who lives in relative obscurity during the rest of the year.
Along the upper coast the fall flounder run is triggered by the first cold front to pass through the area. After this event the flat fish begin moving into groups lining the sides of channels and shorelines waiting for the next front to push them further along on their journey.
Visitors bring their families from all over the country flocking to the passes and other exits from the bays to the gulf, in order to carry some flounder back home for the winter.
Terminal rigging for flat fish is very simple, especially if you've done much bass fishing. Simply put, the best rigging for flounder fishing is a "Carolina Rig" with a mud minnow mounted on the hook. An egg weight, with the weight being determined by the depth and current, a small barrel swivel and a leader of about 20 or 30 pound test.
Your primary target is the sides of the channels and passes rather than the deeper waters in the middle. Flounder have no swim bladder and must lay up in shallow water where they can feed and remain warmed by the sun.
Depending on how cold the fronts are, the flounder run should continue through late November. These fish taste great and are perfect for introducing someone to their first fishing trip. Also, keep in mind that the minimum size limit on flounder is 12 inches with a 20 fish per person daily and 40 fish per person possession limits.
If you're not interested in flounder fishing, Murray says that the redfish and speckled trout fishing is wide open.
"West Bay is full of keeper redfish, says Capt. Murray, and the reefs are holding plenty of speckled trout." Most of the fish are being caught on B&L shadtails and MirrOlures while drifting the mid-bay reefs. Murray also reports that fishing for trophy speckled trout along the south shoreline should be picking up soon. - Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide




Reader Comments

Read all comments on FALL FLOUNDER RUN IS PURE FAMILY FUN

Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide
Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide   Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide


Banner Views: 1,290,250
Texas Beach Vacation Rentals
Texas Beach Vacation Rentals





All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner. Comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2014 by Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide.

ImageBuilders Web Design Mexico Sportfishing Mexico Bass Fishing Texas Bass Fishing Peacock Bass Fishing Taos Trading Post - Navajo Rugs, Blankets, Weavings and Native American Art New Mexico Sports Guide Texas SportsGuide