Trying to figure out how to describe this groups Mansfield trip.
A good repeat summer client brought down a father/son team, and we were blessed to walk into a good bite. Evan the 13 year old hung in there all day and is a pretty good stick. Both the dad and him set their PB’s on day one, but we had a few days to try and upgrade Evans again.
Fish were caught in thigh to crotch sand pockets.
Aaron’s fish is pictures first, a 29”@7.75#.
Then Evan’s at 25”@4.5#
Landon and myself also got in on the action. His was just shy of 7#, and mine was 29.5”@8#.
Our trout and reds were released in good condition.
Day 3 of 4 with this group proved to be the best yet. Day 2 was tough under the high pressure with just a couple solid fish caught. But, day 3, Landon and Aaron upgraded their PB’s.
Aaron’s fish tipped the scales at 8.5#”
Landon’s went 8#@29”
Evan matched his again
We had multiple fish over 6#, and walked away from the bite trying to beat in some rain showers.
Today, unfortunately the rain canceled our plans of making a wade over the same ground before the front hit. Hopefully when the winds start backing off tomorrow I can relocate these fish for coming clients.
Well it worked out, we found fish super skinny, and even in flooded up areas that are typically dry. These fish were fooled by DSL’s candy apple and color x. These clients released all their reds, just out havin’ fun!
Wednesday and Thursday look great for sight casting. If you have ever wanted to try it, give us a call.
Today was a great way to end our bull red trips for the year! Beautiful weather and some fun repeat clients. These boys had a ball ending the day with 21 bulls between 39-45”. With the cooler water temps these big fish swam off to spawn, and fight another day with no problem.
Aaaaaannd day 5!
It has been an eventful string of trips with these boys. As always, I can’t wait for the next ones.
Today we didn’t find any big trout, but some solid 3# fish, along with a couple nice flounder. Our top baits were DSL’s chicken of the c, purpatraitor, and purple reign. We managed a few bites on dirty tequila and magic grass. All our fish were caught on windward banks in thigh deep water.
Day 3 and 4 of 5, started before the sun came up wading over oyster shell. With 5 guys we did 2 pack drop offs on small reefs, that way we all had room to fish the right zone. From the moment we hoped out, we had fish hitting DSL’s chicken of the c and purpinator.
With the wind staying low all day, we stayed on the shell and was able to consistently catch fish throughout the day. The only thing that changed was our bait selection. As the clouds burned of magic grass and chicken of the c were the better baits.
Today we planned to go to the jetties. Unfortunately with the strong SE winds it over took the currents, and for me, I have never been successful at the jetties for bulls without a current. We still had a lot of fun sharing stories, and ooh yeah missing one bite! Lol.
Tomorrow we are setting our sites on wading, and trying to use the approaching front to find one or two big trout. Whatever happens, I know we will have a ball doing it.
It was a pretty consistent bite before sunrise, there were some smalls mixed in, but the better fish were 17-19”. Then shortly after sunrise we started playing musical chairs with the thunderstorms. Finally settling in on a windward bank of sand/grass for some redfish action!
The trout on the shell this morning wanted strawberry wine and chicken of the c. Redfish were after dirty tequila and spicey pumpkinseed.
We got some good fronts coming later in the weekend and early next week. Hopefully it will drop our tides, and cool the waters back off. If this will happen I know the fishing pattern will become a little more predictable throughout the day.
Give us a call for November availability, whether its wading or sight casting.
Fun day with repeat clients, taking advantage of cooler water temps to find better trout.
We didn’t get many bites today, but as Mike McBride would say, we were in the right zipcode. All our fish were released today. DSL’s Strawberry Wine, Super Natural, and Spicey Pumpkinseed in the super models fooled our 3.5-5# trout.
Great day chasing redfish with DSL’s high cotton, and popping cork/gulp on some custom POC Rods.
Even managed a couple nice flounder, of which one was the clients personal best at 21.5”. Caught the reds early, and spent the day playing catch and release. It’s always nice to have trips like this with repeat clients.
Full disclsure.. I am a gnarly old dude, 55 years on planet earth and the last 25 years I have been a mountain biker. I love it, it gets me out in the woods (or the desert) and I get my adrenaline rush, physical fitness and mental health therapy all in the same day!. I have owned a LOT of bikes, I mean 30 or so probably, my first year I went through 4, and in fact got so involved in riding and racing and the quest to have the best I opened a high end shop.