We found a few speckled trout this morning, where we left them yesterday afternoon. The bite started off good with a handful of fat fish, but then tappered off. Mid-day was a toughbite with a few reds and keeper size trout caught. The last wade of the evening showed some us some good fish. Good way to end the day, back at it tomorrow!
After another big cold snap, which I saw no dead fish down there anywhere I traveled. The bite didn’t get going until mid morning each day. We watched as the water temp would climb into the high 50’s to lower 60’s. Most of our fish were caught in crotch deep water, with the exception of a few reds caught in knee deep water. The water color was great, just enough to make out the outline of the sand pockets.
We would scatter out and bomb each sand pocket we came to three or four times before moving on. What we found was the back side of the pocket held the most fish, if you threw into the grass, drug your bait to the edge and let it fall, thump, you had a fish on. We had several fish this week between 3-5 pounds, a few that made the 6 pound mark, 1 over 8 pounds. I appreciate my clients for being a part of Empty Stringers. All the trout and reds swam off to fight another day.
Our fish were caught on a variety of baits from DSL super models, Corkys, topwaters, and the S. Carolina boys favorites DOA.
Port Mansfield Trophy Trout Trips offered through March 31st, don’t miss out on your chance at a personal best!
Things started coming to life around 10:30am in Port Mansfield today. Redfish were hitting hard, but the few trout we caught were very light, almost the hung up in grass feeling. Good news is we have much warmer temps now and for the next few days. The trout bite should get more aggressive.
Still have a few February and March openings for Seadrift and Port Mansfield!
Didn’t expect it to be that cool this morning, guess the fish didn’t like it much either. First couple wades we struck out, then as the wind shifted East and air temps started rising the bait became more active and both trout and reds started feeding. We caught lots of 17-19” trout, mid to upper slot reds, then mixed in with the reds was a 26 and 27” trout. Unfortunately they were skinny, but good fish none the less.
We were strung out pretty far, so not many pics, and I did the best I could with the two bigger trout.
Fishing is still hot, and we have a few dates in January and February left available. Winter Discount ends Feb. 28th.
Great day on the water. It took us a few stops to get it dialed in, and the key was finding the rafts of mullet. Under that mullet ewas 16-19” trout and mid slot reds. We had our fair share of smalls, but hard to leave when the next bite was solid. DSL pumpkinseed, strawberry wine, and Corky Softdine XL’s helped us put fish in the box.
Winter Discount ends February 28th, call or text for open dates.
Been kind of a slow year with about 97 trillion acorns dropping and the deer just don’t need to move much to eat.. While I still haven’t nailed my “trophy” we still were able to put a doe in the cooler, bag a good cull buck which I donated the meat to Texas Hunters for the Hungry program. Good to get another clean kill on a new rifle project with the 7mm08, gaining confidence for sure.
Today was a day most folks stayed home. Under conditions like this with minimal boat traffic fish behave naturally, and their feeds can be very aggressive. This was the case today over knee to thigh deep grass beds. You didn’t have to wonder if you had a fish, they about jerked the rod out of you hand.
Just about everybody knows this year’s fishery on the Middle Texas Coast was probably the best we’ve seen in years. And, most folks know it takes a cold winter like the one we are experiencing to get the Trophy trout to really start to feed in big numbers. I believe this winter is going to be epic up and down the coast.
Whether you would like to book in Seadrift or Port Mansfield with me, here are my open dates for the next few months. Our Winter Discount ends February 28th, and the Port Mansfield Trophy Trout Package ends March 31st.
On days normal folks would stay home, these boys went and conquered. Each wade we made today out of the Majek Boat, armed with a Waterloo Rod, Fins Braid, and Down South Lure dirty tequila and strawberry wine, we found a bite. Most fish were in knee to thigh deep water over grass and shell.
Friday Dec. 22 just opened if anybody is looking for a last minute trip. Remember our Winter Discount ends February 28th, don’t miss out!