There is an art to fly fishing, and when you mix it with saltwater prepare for fantastic strikes and unforgettable fights. Saltwater fishing is a varied experience, but you may be wondering why you would want to toss a line onto the top of the water while fishing out in the middle of the deep […]
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Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips. In this Episode Jeff Wagner covers the fundamentals of distance fly casting. With these simple techniques you can add distance to your cast for that next Texas saltwater fly […]
ROCKPORT– After months of recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Goose Island State Park is reopening its gates to overnight guests beginning March 1. “We are excited to welcome campers back to Goose Island State Park just in time for spring break,” said Robbie Merritt, Interim Superintendent of Goose Island State Park. “We hope that visitors […]
PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Port Aransas Fire Department is set to receive a fire truck on loan from Texas A&M Forest Service on Friday, Sept. 29 to temporarily replace one damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey devastated the Port Aransas Fire Department leaving it without a single fire truck and many of the firefighters have […]
Fishing functionality meets high-end styling FLIPPIN, ARK (February 16, 2017) Ranger® Boats’ all-new 2360 Bay Ranger will debut at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 16-20, at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key. The new offering is the latest from Ranger’s acclaimed Saltwater Series and provides a serious fishing rig with […]
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PORT ARANSAS – The 155-foot Kinta S slipped to her watery grave Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico off shore from Mustang Island, but the nearly 40-year-old freighter will foster new marine life for years to come. Scuttled in 75 feet of water eight miles out into the Gulf as part of Texas Parks and […]
March 20-22, 2003 — Businessman’s Holiday Capts’. B.J.Powell, Ray Rankin, and yours truly recently hosted Mr. Daddy, Texas Trout Killer A.K.A. (Travis Petty and his father, Pappy!) to a day chasing Crappie on Steroids (Snapper) out of Port Mansfield. After departing the dock after 7:30 A.M. it didn’t take Mr. Trout Killer long to give […]
November 23, 2005 — Gobble, Gobble! They call pork the other white meat. HHMMM..that leaves me to ponder what turkey is. Are all poultry lumped into the same monochromatic meat color or is our fine bearded friend an entire meat class on his own? Will Terrell Owens make a triumphant return to battle out the […]
October 2, 2005 — It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Ah, sounds like the refrains from a Christmas Carol. October is typically the month to usher in cooler waters, lighter winds, and more active fish. But man is it hot, the fish are still following SUMMER patterns, and that witch Mother Nature decides […]
May 27, 2006 — And now, for a Break in the Action…. Wow, so this is what a break feels like! We have been absolutely slammed; however, can not really say we have been slamming the fish. Offshore is absolutely on fire with a number of double digit Snappers brought in, a ton of jacks […]
June 14, 2006 — CATCH-UP TIME!!!! I really admire those who can fish all day and sit down on the computer at night and write 1000 word reports!!!!!!!!!! This OL’ Fa_t can’t! With today being a turn around day for us I can catch up with reports, sorry me and the KID are not posting […]
July 4, 2005 — Reality After a week of what one could only describe as world class we were dealt a dose of Reality. Coupled with returning high winds and the forth of July crowds our fishing tanked compared to the past few weeks. We took our annual Fourth of July family break and had […]
War & Peace — April 11, 2007 Man, what can transpire in 3 weeks! Critics say it took Tolstoy 4 years to write his epic novel, regarded as one of the worlds all time greatest reads. I feel like we have lived all four of those years and the plot twists within the last three […]
Hurry Up It’s Over! — May 7, 2007 Man, Dylan had it right, Things A Gonna Change! Transition is the name of the game hurry up before it changes. To be successful this time of year, you have to employ every trick in your arsenal. One second your throwing tops, then tails, working birds, then […]
Thanks Captain B Brandon, I want to thank you for showing my dad and me a great time. My dad really wanted his first redfish on fly and you did it . Thanks for your patience and taking the time to show him how to spot fish. Look forward to coming back down in September. […]
New tournament regs.. Just saw that the bay division is now divided into two sections, natural and artificial. Makes sense I suppose, although I never could get shrimp during tournament anyway.Also no billfish brought to the dock. I am fine with that. When I was a kid I would 'dock-rat' during tournaments and watch all […]
The Purple People — July 17, 2007 Alright, imagine a full on first half of the season going great. The same first half season ended on a high note with a number of oversized reds and a three trout over twenty-eight caught on the same day. Enter the week of the Fourth and a much […]
Re: New to Wading Papa Rey Congratulations on taking the next step and diving in…jjust rememer to dive flat in the LLM not deep enough for a graceful swan dive…more live a race dive start…any way I digress. I would recommend a few things….If you have been a bait slinger and making the transition I […]
Re: Traveling to Mansfield tomorrow, any help is appreciated! I was told that the reds would not really come up under the lights, but I would love to get into some trout. I appreciate everyone's help and can't wait to see some of the beautiful country I've been hearing about.
Great Season — August 29, 2007 It is a cold and dreary day. The kiddies have returned to school. Fewer boats on the water during the week. The days are noticeably getting shorter. Tarpon seemed to be pointing more south now rather than heading north. In addition, the days August remains on the calendar are […]
Re: Boat type for Port Mansfield shhs97I have to agree with the kid. Only issue I have is Mako would better handle the “Y” if the wind is blowing, it can get testy at the “Y” ( intersection of ICW and East Cut) If you know how to exit the harbor on a big day […]
Wondering how it is down there I'm gonna be down in Mansfield for our annual firefighter trip and am wondering how the fishing is down that way. The TPW site says just fair but what do ya'll have to say?
Re: Brown Tide bfluittWe still have some up north but bay seems to be clearing up. With the norther due Sunday we look for it to help a lot. It seems to be drifting around the bay and not covering a lot. we will post again Tuesday with results of the norther. Sorry for the […]
Duck, Duck, Goose, TROUT — December 18, 2007 Well, this is a partial fishing and hunting report. We had Catch It, Eat IT, Shoot It T.V. from east Texas and Louisiana in to do a show. We were hoping to do a Cast and Blast, but our event turned into a Blast and Blast since […]
Re: Captain Dan Coley on Calmer Seas Prayer's go out to family and friend's.
Re: Menhaden Issue – Action Required: Please help! The menhaden issue is a critical necissity if we chose to protect our fisheries. I am currently working on a feature length article addressing the issue at the national level for Shallow Water Angler. Until then, follow up here to keep up with the situation.
Fisheries Improvement or Rose Colored Glasses??? Since the water has warmed into the low 80’s and the trout are spawning, the question must be asked! Has our 5 fish bag limit since Sept. 1, 2007 improved the quality/numbers of our trout? My response and guides’ who work with us all agree: YES! The last two […]
Re: hows the bite/// ChasinTailWe have been mostly fishing north, can't help much with information from the Arroya south. Once we get into late March and on I stay mostly north due to the amount of traffic coming out of the Arroya on weekends. I will time to time head south during the week, when […]
Looking to find a place to stay on the land cut I used to rent a house 15 years ago on the landcut and would stay and fish. Does anyone know of houses for rent on the land cut?
Cameras, Writers’ and Non Stop Action Well we are just coming off of our first major Tackle and writers’ conference this year. Myself and our Capt.’s’ have spent the last 5 days trying to get off shore and covering the entire Lower Laguna Madre to get the photos and the necessary fish for all the […]
Goodbye Dolly…Don’t let the Door Hit you on the >>> — July 29, 2008 First, we are safe. Second, the lodge and docks did not fair as well. Third, isn’t a fishing report just a little trivial at this point? I think so. However, I do have a few things to report. Mitch Richmond, Paul […]
PEYTON SKOOTER!! Really looking into purchasing a skooter of some sort. Dont really want to buy a used one but dont know about some of the prices of new ones!! i am looking into the Peyton Skooter! if anyone has any FYI on this model of boats.. it would be of great help to know […]
Women attending this week end!!! Ladies For all attendees, bring ALL YOUR REELS and we will be respool them for you. We have most line weights available just ask your guide or me before fishing. Look forward to your arrival. Also PLEASE LEAVE ALL BAD WEATHER AT HOME! Last event in July, Dolly: cost us […]
Re: Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving to you too! We are leaving in about 30 minutes from Houston to head down there. We may take you up on your offer and swing by the lodge tomorrow to talk fish. Have a great one!
Re: Kayak Fishing Crossing to get to the East Cut is not bad as long as you remember you have to come back across. Thats a long paddle. Launch from Port South and you can hit West Bay and all those fun spots. Lots of reds water back in Josephines and it is a realtively […]
Re: Tackle… Storage Lesh, Jim has one of the soft sides like Bruce is talking about,,you can get them in all sizes and by useing plastic boxes, if you get them the right size you can just slip them in your parka or waders for wading without tranferring. You will need to make sure the […]
Re: Fishing Buddies Hey GuysIf you-all head out Sat. morning, give me a call Friday evening and I will give you a heads up. West Bank north of the Port is good!!!!!Also feel free to stop by Sat. evening for a cold one. We have a big group in but still its OK to stop […]
Under the lights!!! I recently read a report by Cpt. Bruce Shuler on how good the fishing has been underneath the lights. Would appreciate any tips or what type of lure works well to catch those 20 inch plus trout that are being caught right now. Have done that type of fishing in the past […]
It Continues — March 27, 2009 I know I sound like a broken record but! The fishing continues on an outstanding level not seen in the pass 3 years. While Capt. Brandon and I were in Mexico Capts’ Ted, Pete, Mitch and Dwain have carried on with daily catches of 25’ plus trout. Poppy continues […]
Re: devil eye lures / corkys Thanks for the links. I am all over it. I heard Roys Tackle in Corpus might have them. 🙂
Re: boat me this… MAJEK!! I too have been looking around at the boats out there, only to find each one one-uping the other. For me Shallowsports are out at the moment since I can't afford the price. I've never been too much into the Cat style boats but I hear they can take rough […]
Just An Idea I know Jay Watkins up in Rockport has something called the fishing club, and game plans. He posts them to his website where for about a 500 dollar fee he tells you where the fish are biting..whats working and what to look for, etc. Sort of like fishing without the fishing. Anyways […]
Re: TOPWATERS Have not been able to find that issue of S W A any idea where I can find one March/April
Re: Under the lights!!! csafisherThose green lights will work just about any where. If you don't want to go out to the PM jetties I would anchor along the ICW between PM and the Arroya. All that area is good for night fishing. Just be carefull that you do not anchor in the ICW as […]
Re: wade fishing reels cant go wrong with a Curado and the new ones are AWESOME!!… IMO!! and as for spinning a stradic.. worth the penny's u'll spend on em!! dont forget to spool em with Power Pro.. ha
How’s the fishin in this areas Well have recently been out to Port Mansfield to do some fishing around the Benie Shack & Saucer Areas but not had much luck.. What is the secret to this areas cause I here alot about this areas being top producers… What should I look for or what lures […]
Re: FISHING LINES Caun (red Line) 10# test for me, 12# or 14# for clients. I don't like braid on trout…especially bigger ones. I like the stretch factor mono allows.
Re: THE LURES I like the norton sand eels in red and white tails also rootbeer with chartures tail do not forget the brownlures now at academy .Texas trout killers in the same colors and the gulps in white. Hard baits i like top waters and cordel broke backs in gold and blk sliver and […]