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August 2017 Fishing Report:
THIS IS THE YEAR FOR THE FISHERMAN!!! Speckled Trout are virtually everywhere – shorelines, wade fishing the deep reefs using live croaker! All the northern bays near the deeper reefs are producing super-size Trout! You’ll find them and some of the fish we are catching are 19 to 22 inches – perfect size for fun catching and even better eating! CEDAR BAYOU SURF IS LIT-UP WITH PLENTY FISH TOO!!! Estes Flats is holding redfish and best to use piggies and cut shad for these big ones! August marks the end of summer – so make plans now – don’t let the summer pass by without coming down for a fishing adventure with Capt. Frank! Still have some dates open in August and September, so make plans now and call today to reserve! Get-in on all the action now!!!
We are ready for a great time fishing! Summer isn’t over yet and the fishing just keeps on getting better and better! The winds should start to die down a little bit to where the bay waters will remain a beautiful trout green color. Calm winds lead to cleaner waters which allow us to cover more water, fishing and dodging the boat traffic. Pleasant temperatures and a gentle breeze make for some great days in the water! Trout fishing is on fire right now! My customers are catching thier limit of trout 9 out of 10 trips! There are the occasional slow days where bite is tough but that’s when we grind it out to catch fish! The croaker and piggy perch bite is on and is productive over shell and mud, producing fish in sand pockets and grass as well. Having good fresh active croaker or piggies is key. Topwater and plastic baits have been working when fished in the same area. The Black Drum have been schooling from time to time In certain areas when the tide drops out. Redfishing has been good as well yet not quite as productive as trout fishing but should be picking up as we head towards the fall season. So who is ready to go spend a great day on the water and catch some fish?! End of Summer and Fall dates are filling up so don’t wait….give us a call and get the days you want booked! We can accommodate all sizes of groups and everyone from the young beginner to old pro! All of my customers get a discount on their room rates when they stay at the Lighthouse Inn in Rockport, TX! Just let them know you are my customers when booking! So don’t wait…let’s go fishing!!!
Over the past couple of weeks fishing has been really good when we have had some wind to work with, along with the tides being down. Redfish have not had that much water to get back into all the little nicks and crannies, thus concentrating them more. With the lower water levels, the black drum have been showing themselves as well. The black drum are not a every day occurrence for me right now but I’ve welcomed them when I happen upon a school. Limits of both fish have been had a few days over the last week, but limits of reds are more likely.
As for August the changes between July and August are slim normally. It will still be hot, and low water levels should remain through August unless we get a tropical system in the gulf. If a storm should occur, look for the catching to be smoking hot!
School starts back for the kids come end of August. If you would like to take the kids fishing before they go back, give me a shout! I still have a few dates open in August.
Until next time remember when the cards are down and the bet is called, you still have your … Ace in the Hole!
It’s hard to believe the summer season is almost over, time is surely flying by. The flounder gigging in Aransas Pass has been pretty great. I have been able to run quite a few double trips, and even ran THREE trips in one night. We are bringing in limits of flounder nightly, and a few sheepshead and black drum as well. Some nights have been a grind to find the fish, but we have made it happen with lots of moving around. I have found most of my fish laying on soft mud bottom in about 18 inches of water. The flounder are ranging in size from 15-18 inches with a few hitting the dock 20+ inches. If you haven’t had the flounder gigging experience yet, and are planning a visit to the Texas Coast – Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, Rockport, Aransas Pass – make sure you add the Surrender At Sunrise adventure on your bucket list!I still have a few nights available in August & September – Don’t WAIT to LATE… Give me a call and let’s go make some memories! 361-790-3271. THANK YOU to all my customers who have made this season so successful and choose to come back year after year! Your business and trust is greatly appreciated!
Hello To Everyone,
It has been hot and that is one of the reasons we go Trout fishing early in the morning when it is cooler. It is fairly obvious the Trout do not particularly like the hot weather either and that is why I think “the bite” is usually over at 9-10am like turning off a light switch. Now with that being said it was around 1:00pm on a 3 boat–9 client trip I put together the other day and we (2 of the 3 Guides) had not found a bite all morning. In other words…just a few Trout. Then on a “Tip”, I planed off in the boat, went to a shell island, anchored in 6-7 foot water, started throwing Piggies into the steep bank up in the 2-3 foot water, and the big Trout were there ! Why? It is one o’clock and HOT! Why? The answer to this oxymoron…”over at 9-10am like turning off a light switch” and then me turning right around and saying “catching fish at 1:00pm”,…lies within the next sentence…”6-7 foot water, started throwing Piggies into the steep bank up in the 2-3 foot water,”. If you have deeper cooler water next to an steep embankment bordering a shallow island throw bait at it until you prove there are, or there are not, fish there.
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Here comes the hot summer weather for July and also some of the weather can be hurricanes this is the season for it to happen with storms that can pop up at anytime but the good thing about it I will keep and eye out for you on the weather when you book a trip with me so you don’t worry or waist your time or money traveling down here for nothing. If the weather looks good like the fishing and you come down to Rockport book a trip with me fishing the Bay Area flats targeting very nice schools of redfish chunking mullet, crab, shrimp, shade, gulp, and artificial lures like top waters, spoons, and all types of colors in plastics wading in knee to thigh deep of water on nice bottom mixed with grassy sand bars and along with theses we will be catching trout sinking croaker, live shrimp, piggies, artificial lures consisting of spoons, top water, and all the colors that a trout loves wading a little deeper than the redfish not just wading but boat fishing also can be done. Drum are in awesome big schools I have my anglers site casting with live shrimp, dead shrimp, and gulp looks for gray blobs fishing in sandy bottoms mixed with grass. My anglers are have a fun time pulling in nice flounder that look like blankets they are so nice when catching them on live shrimp, dead shrimp, mullet, croaker, piggies, gulp, and artificial lures throwing around sand bars, channel edges, shell edges, back lakes, and shoreline.
So come book a trip and get you some taking your family for a trip of a lifetime thanks please call 361-774-9304
Hello South Texas Flounder gigging is fantastic in my area We have been gigging limits or close to it every night I charter.Check out Henry Lewis big girl 28.5 inch’s and estimated at 9 lbs. He said it’s. Going on the wall he went with me when he was about 10 but this was his 15th birthday! Congrats to him! Even though I don’t fish trout and Reds I would say this is a 10 year high for those spieces kudos to TPWD for their winning efforts! As I have said before brand new 24 ft boat going into service 2 nd week of August Come get some!!!
LET’S GO GET SOME FLOUNDER, THROW IT ON THE GRILL AND EAT IT ALL UP!!!
As we roll into August, it’s HOT, HOT, HOT, and so is the fishing! We’ve been catching limits of trout every time as long as the winds are down. I have been targeting deep submerged oyster pads with croaker and piggies. The redfish have been scattered but that’s the normal pattern for the mid summer bite. Able to find some schools of reds out of the boat when the tides and winds are low. We are seeing a few schools of upper slotted drum and catching on dead shrimp when winds are low. Wading the surf on Cedar Bayou has been holding and catching upper slotted trout from the mid to upper 20’s on bait and plastic. When the winds allow us to, the bite is exceptional!
Remember fishing during the week is always better, so if you are looking for a trip in August there are still days available.
Come on down…… summer’s not over yet and neither is the bite!
The heat of the summer is getting hotter and hotter, but it hasn’t bothered the fish. I guess they adapt to almost ant weather conditions. As we get darker from the sun rays so do the redfish. This time of the year they are a lot starker bronze than they are during the winter. I like to say they get bronzer as we get tanner but I don’t know that to be a fact. I do know that this happens every summer. The reds are hitting on live and cut finger mullet. I’ve also been catching some on Down South Lures, plastic pink flamingo color is mine and their choice using these under a popping cork. The trout action is still going on but has slacked off some. I boated a nice 24″ trout this week as well as lots of keepers. Give us a call and let’s get your trip on the book. Hope to take you fishing really soon.