With temps warming up and the tide dropping fishing is getting back to what we have been use to here on the Middle Coast. Walking knee to thigh deep grass beds throwing Down South Lures soft plastics, we saw limits of trout and reds today.
Day 1 & 2 of 5, has been decent mornings of duck hunting with lots of air traffic, but weary birds.
Fishing on day 1 was slow with zero trout action, but a few redfish falling for the Down South Lure trick.
Our 2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Hunter Edition came equipped with the factory rack-mounted gun boots. Great concept except for the fact that the boots are not large enough to accommodate many of the guns we hunt with. For example, I am currently running a suppressed Bergara HMR 6.5 Creedmoor with a Nightforce NXS scope. It simply will not fit in the standard Polaris boot.
Our hunting lease south of San Antonio is in the “Sand Hills.” It is very dry and dusty and the dust gets into everything. It is a necessity to have your rifle cased when driving, otherwise the rifle and optics get coated in this fine dust.
The good folks at Kolpin were kind enough to send me their extra-large Stronghold Gun Boot featuring the Transport soft case. They also included both the Polaris Lock & Ride and Universal Auto Latch mounts.
It started off with a great bite as the moon was setting until about 9am. We caught several 18-21″ trout on a variety of baits, from DSL strawberry wine, to Corkys, and topwaters. This mornings bite was over knee to thigh deep mud/grass. We left that bite to try to find a couple trophies. Walking knee deep grass beds we managed to spook a few but never hooked up. Our mid afternoon bite was over knee deep sand pockets working topwaters. We found several more healthy trout before calling it a day.
Take advantage of our Winter Discount, and don’t fall victim to cabin fever!
Capt. Nathan Beabout
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Another great pre-front bite. Knee deep grass beds with rafts of bait is where we found our fish hanging yesterday and today. Lost a couple good fish, then finally connected with a stud!
Heck even the not so big ones were hungry! Lol. DSL soft plastics and Corkys got the job done.
It got a little cold today, but the fish didn’t seem to mind. These boys hung in there all day and were rewarded with a nice stringer of trout and reds. Despite the dropping water temps, the fish were still holding in the same places they have been for months.
Love fishing this time of year, water temps are down, boat traffic is gone, and the fish are aggressive! Found lots of solid trout on each stop today, and Bobby Sullivan even let a big one get away from him! Lol .
This husband and wife team had the ulimate adventure. Last night the gigged flounder in Rockport with Rick Hammond of Night Stalker Guide Service. The Report was great, after sticking 4-5 nice flounder they started to become selective and put a handful of good size flounder in the boat. Getting off the water and back to their hotel, they had enough time to relax and catch a exciting Astros game.
I always enjoy when this group comes down for some hard pulling bull red action! 3 generations of fisherman, had a great time sharing fishing and duck hunting stories.
Capt. Nathan Beabout
Day 3 these boys ended with a bang! Got on an awesome pre-front bite and was back at the dock about the time it hit.
This morning we walked the same stretch and again it didn’t disappoint. Had a few solid redfish, and released 4-5 trout between 21-23″, and in almost back to back cast I was blessed to catch two trout between 26-27″ on the rod.
Had a couple personal best set today, and one first time. The personal best was a trout by 2nd day wading, Mason at 25″ tout and his dad John K Mikkelsen’s 30″ redfish. Manuel Sanchez had the first black drum on soft plastic!
It was an eventful day with many solid fish caught, gonna hit the same stretch of shoreline one more time tomorrow, maybe we can upgrade! Lol
Capt. Nathan Beabout
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