FEBRUARY 2015 FEATURED
Capt. Jay Nichols
USCG Licensed/TPWD Certified
THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM IS ABOUT
TO COME ALIVE!
Hello my fishing friends,
It is hard to believe February is already here. This
year should be special.
The fresh influx of water flowing through the now open Cedar Bayou, is
filling our bays with new life for the entire ecosystem. This should help
the blue crab population increase, which in turn will feed many of our
marine inhabitants, as well as the migrating Whooping Cranes.
I will be spending more time fishing areas that had become stagnant in
previous years, areas in San Antonio Bay, St. Charles Bay, and Nueces Bay.
These areas still held fish, and you could grind your way to a box full,
but I'm hoping the schools of all species of fish we target will increase.
Also, the limit on trout they placed upon us last season reducing the
catch from 10 to 5 should start working its magic. It would be nice to be
able to catch trout, redfish and black drum all in one day again. There
are some downfalls to the opening of Cedar Bayou. For the novice boater,
the tide fluctuate much more now. They can become dangerously low if you
do not know the area and the hidden reefs and rocks that lay just below
the surface. Please be careful if you are navigating the flats and bays.
On the good side, redfish and black drum are all along the drop offs right
now. Schools of 20 to 50 every 30 yards is not uncommon to see. They are
swimming just under the surface staging on their way into the flats. if
this is any indication of things to come, this should be a spectacular
Remember, if you are going out on the water, always let someone know where
you are going, and when you plan on returning. Cell phones work in most
areas now days so keep yours charged in case of emergencies. Be kind to
one another, there's enough water for us all, always use a licensed
captain, and have fun!
Give me a call to book your next
The early spring books and
weekends are filling-up fast,
to be sure to call soon and get the day or days you want!
Jay Nichols - Just Add Water Guide Service
USCG Licensed / TPWD Certified
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