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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Garmin Reveals GPS Smartwatch Range When it comes to luxury-ware in the tech market, there is clearly a very strong market for companies to produce the most highest specifications of smartwatches available. Apple, for example, has already enjoyed some success in this area. Albeit, and rather unusually, they have never strictly targeted the ‘high-end’ of […]
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 […]
February 18, 2002 — Back on the Water Capt. Bruce W. Shuler (Get-A-Way Adventures Lodge) Capt. Steven Devrise took a Businessman’s Holiday and fished 18 Feb. 2002. We caught a few small reds and trout. As its called fishing not catching, we did lose a very large trout which hit a Chartreuse Top Dog fished […]
March 28,2004 — WIND/WIND/ and MORE WIND Constant 20 plus MPH Winds have continually blown the last 15 days. Despite this our Capt’s. continue to catch fish. Last week was trying for everyone but this last Friday the fish decided yes its spring and lets eat. Capt. Charlie and Ted have been able to put […]
November 29, 2006 — “Hunting! Cool Weather and BIG TROUT” Well we start hunting Friday, I just hope I can stay awake in the blinds just haven’t caught up with rest since hard push fishing this month. This month as usual has been a transitional time with fronts about every week. Before and after the […]
October 27, 2005 — Finally a Real Cool Front!!!! After continued dismal fishing conditions the past two weeks: a BRIGHT SPOT!!!! With the arrival of our first real cool front the fish seem to have responded. Can’t remember going into the last of Oct. with 80 degree water temps but the fish sure didn’t like […]
September 30, 2004 — DEEP , DEEP and DEEPERRRR!!! Our fall tides coupled with the storms going into Florida had our bay system 1 to 2 feet above normal. Prior to the high water our fishing could only be rated EXCELLENT! The additional high tides have scattered our trout and resulted in somewhat tougher conditions. […]
August 11, 2003 — Hot! Hot! This weekend we hosted a group from American Light in San Antonio. Thank goodness I had wade fishermen since the heat was unbearable. Standing in 85 degree water beats drifting in the heat of the day. On Saturday we fished the deep grass beds to the North around Wagoner’s […]
July 31, 2005 — Catching A Breathe Man, what a wicked busy two weeks. Wall to wall fish, a bachelor party, three TV shows, and a number of writers plus all the folks from Shakespeare. The consumer market and All-Star lovers should be chomping at the bit to get to the new products Shakespeare/All-Star/Pflueger have […]
Re: Any News on Dredging? Captain Bruce, have you had a chance to talk to Mr. Wilson regarding the plan for the jetties? Also, do you know of anyone who has made it in and out of the jetties recently? We were able to make it in and out in a 25' center console with […]
2″ SEAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its going start!!!!!!!!!!!! Well it took long enough! 2 Foot seas for the next few days, GUESS WHERE THIS OLD FA_T is going to be???????????????? With mothers day off we look forward to our new arrivals Sunday night and all next week. We shouold be offshore for the next few days, and […]
Re: New To Wade Fishing Believe Brandon when he says youll be shallow. I dont think we ever got into water higher than my knees. Have fun chsing the reds!
Re: Freshwater Reports? Since you asked.Just got a new Sage 6 wt. and broke it in on the inlaws stock pond.Good bluegill and black bass on a black floating bug.
Re: boat…. ChasinTailCapt. Dustin Lee(x-son-in-law) sold his 21 ft Shallow Sport and got new Mosca with 200 4 stroke Suzuki. His web site is www.texasbigfish.com. Get in touch with him. Pawpawfishes aka Edgar Floyd By the way I run 21TV Explorer with 150 -4stroke Suzuki and like it. Planning on fishing your area Sept. 13,14,15,16. […]
Re: Guess I’ll be the first to bring it up. Looks like we got lucky again…sorry you had to cancel your trip…look forward to seeing you in october
Re: Really Old Man I came just to wish Capt. Bruce a Happy Birthday! I bet you fished today? I hope you were rewarded if so.
Re: Big THANKS No, Thank you Bruce and Brandon.It's really nice to have a source of info. for a specific area of our coast that is so close to my heart.You will not be competing with other boards but you will begin to see more posts from people that frequent other boards. Corpusfishing, Breakaway and […]
Re: Traveling to Mansfield tomorrow, any help is appreciated! bassncopHow was your trip to our little piece of heaven? Wish you would have stooped by, if you ever get down here again feel free to stop by.Look forward to hearing from you.
Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes — October 2, 2007 I am really sorry for the long delay. To say I have been busier than a one clawed blue crab would be an understatement. I guess the last report was about a month ago and a few thousand fish and song birds have volunteered their tasty morsels for the benefit […]
Chilly Willey — October 24, 2007 Well that old fatherless son, Old Man Winter, decided to visit us early. We woke up Monday morning with warm 75 degree temerpatures which were ouickly within the hour dropping like the stock market. Winter is coming and so are the coveted mama trouts. Dad and Teddy are salivating […]
Port Mansfield lights Well finally got to the house i rented off north shore. The trout action has been steady, between me, my wife, and son we have 12 keeper specs and 6 sandy's for 1 day of fishing. I will try to chunk some bait out today hopefully the wind will cooperate. The lure […]
Re: spots to wade fish I feel for your unanswered request so I will volunteer two approaches that you may find helpful. First, the folks on this forum are all top quality fisherman and fine human beings, so please don't be to quick to judge on the low/no response issue. If you have not seen […]
Re: hows the bite/// Danny, Long time no post. I hope all is well. You should be graduating soon, if I remember correctly. Reds and trout are podding under the birds. A few big girls are still around but the traffic has drove them deep. Come prepared and look forward to hearing how ya did. […]
Re: Waders adamI personally only use waders on cooler days.. and have a pair of 800 thinsulate and 400… magellan.. use them each depending on the weather and coldness of the water.. mostly like to use the 400 thinsulate.. but at this time of yr I jump in and wet wade wit pants.. just to […]
Re: looking for a new GPS/depth finder Thanks for the help–With the gas prices my new budget only allows for paddle with the depth markings so I can check the depth and paddle my Bluewave to and from the saucer! Just kidding of course-I think I am gonna go with the Lowrance.
Re: recent tourney I also had a blast this past weekend. My brother, brother in-law, and a few buddies entered and we will make this a yearly get away. We managed a few reds and trouts. None were big enough for the tourney, but big enough for the fryer. Enjoyed the free food and beer […]
Rain, Rain, Go Away, No Stay…No, Go away — July 7, 2008 As always, unless you live in the deluged Mid-west, you hear residents of rainy conditions say, “Man, we needed the rain.” OK Ma nature you gave us the rain, no please go away. It has rained for the last four days and my […]
Re: catch 2000 catch non for me!?? I know this is an old topic, but I wanted to post my experience with the catch2000. When I started using them I didn't have a lot of confidence in them, I'd catch an occasional trout but nothing that really convinced me they were a go to bait. […]
Re: Dredge barge headed south from Corpus Christi.. ?? putawaywetYE!HA! We will keep everyone posted on the progress. FINALLY!!!!!!!! LaterBruce
44-inch Trout …on Top Water — November 12, 2008 Now that I have your attention: you’re going to have too read my report to learn more about it!!!! This past weekend we held our second all women’s retreat. WHAT A SUCCESS! That’s the only way I can describe the women and media folks we had […]
Its Starting to Look a Lot Like… — December 4, 2008 It is official; the first blowing cold front came through with a vengeance yesterday. With water temperatures still dropping and another front expected to hit mid-next week, the trout should start making their trophy fighting weights soon. The cold weather and water should push […]
Re: worms!? Hope this helps.. Some trout caught may have worms embedded in the flesh along the backbone. These “spaghetti” worms are larval stages of a tapeworm that can only reach maturity in sharks. It cannot survive in man even if it is eaten raw. The worms can easily be removed during filleting to make […]
Re: Fishing Buddies Hey guys if you-all come this way this weekend, stop by for a cool one.LaterBruce
Re: Fishing Buddies sounds like a plan weather permitting I'm sure I can take a cruise out and make a wade… where at in PM..
Wind this weekend Well I have a question for all ya'll mansfield lovers ;D. I've been online looking at the weather and well it says the wind is gonna be about 20mph + :'(. what I wanna know is if I go this weekend what is the likely hood i'll be able to catch anything?? […]
Re: Waders I use the Cabelas alaska guide breathable wadders. They are great and in the winter I just put more clothes on under them. These are very confortable wadders.
windy wades!! this morning while wading the WINDY waters… I noticed that alot of the mud i was stirring up murked the crystal clear waters.. after that i didnt have one bump!! I caught threee right off the bat but then nothing!! Does the mud picked up and pushed down wind affect the bite of […]
Re: boat me this… SHOALWATER GREAT BOATS 171/2 FT 90HP WILL GET YOU ANY WHERE YOU WANT TO GO .
Re: Just An Idea hmm..simple, easy on the old pocket book..I like ;D
Re: TOPWATERS great article.. thanks!!
Re: Under the lights!!! I am looking for advice on fishing under the lights in one of the bayhouses that are for rent. Are there any good fish in those places and what would be the ideal lure or lures to use?I would greatly appreciate any advice since this is the first time i'll be […]
Re: wade fishing reels Thanks guys for your in put
Re: TOPWATERS one of my favorites lures to go to in the Port Mansfield area is a She Dogg in a Chrome & Blue color… seems to turn the trout crazy and enjoy watchin em pop the hell out of it… ;D
Wade fishing and water temperature Hello Everyone! How's the fishing? I went wade fishing in Port Mansfield north of Fred Stone park on June 5, 2009. Got in the water at about 6:15 am. The water was calm as was the wind. Almost glass type conditions. I hit my first fish on a she -dog […]