Waterloo Salinity Rods

The Waterloo Salinity is my favorite rod for fishing the mid-coast for speckled trout and redfish. It is a great combination of reasonable price and outstanding performance. The Waterloo shop is conveniently located in Victoria and offers a wide selection of rods, reels, and accessories.

I currently run a Salinity 7’0″ spinning rod – Medium/Moderate – with a Shimano Stradic 3000. We primarily fish artificials although we might occasionally throw shrimp or croaker (although, I really hate messing around with bait!). The Salinity has the power and control to cast top-waters, spoons, and soft-plastics in all conditions. Walking a Spook Junior or bouncing a DSL, the Salinity gets the job done.

My 7’0″ Salinity casting rod is fitted with a Lews. This is my first Lews and I’m still getting used to it so a full report on this rod will have to wait. However, given the number of days I have fished the spinning version, I’m confident the casting Salinity will do just fine.

The cork split grip handle has become my favorite style. I have these split handles on a number of rods, including other makes.

In the picture below, we were wading the outside of Contee when I spotted a tailing red up in a grass pocket against the shore. Given the prevailing SE wind and distance to target, I had to put everything I had into the cast. The bone/silver Spook, Jr landed within a bucket of my aim, and, the red exploded on it! It wasn’t until later that night did I learn that my brother had captured the cast.

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Into the teeth of the wind! Waterloo doing work at Contee.

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Waterloo Salinity 7’0″ Medium/Moderate $169.

Seadrift Fishing Report

After using my “phone a friend life line” asking a couple questions about water clarity in other parts of the bay. I was able to put these boys on a bite of solid 18-21” trout.

Throwing DSL’s Super Natural, on POC custom rods on the edges of reefs is how we found our fish. Lucky for us the wind stayed down just long enough.

Give us a call or shoot us a text for August-October availability.

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Capt. Nathan’s Seadrift Report

Hit a bite early on the backside of the minor feed walking thigh to waist deep sandbars. Our best baits on this wade were DSL’s white ice and chicken of the c in sandy water.

Give us a shout for August-October availability. Good fishing coming in the next few months. Whether you want to wade or sight cast, you won’t be disappointed.

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Seadrift Sight Casting

Such a fun day with repeat clients. Had a ball chasing schools of redfish with silver spoons, DSL’s strawberry wine super models, and POC custom rods.

This time of year into September with the lower wind days, you will be amazed at what our bays can hold.

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Seadrift Redfish Report

Had a fun morning with a good buddy, Chris. We went playing lolking for some reds for upcoming trips. All our fish were released to fight another day.

Looks like the wind may finally blow itself out by the weekend, with next week returning to a normal pattern. If you would like to sight cast and chase some redfish around give me a call!

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Seadrift Report

Fun day two days throwing DSL’s strawberry wine, blue moon, and kicken chicken.

Had some topwater action early during the major feed, then they wanted it bounced off the bottom. Fish were holding in thigh to crotch deep sand pockets hitting small rafts of finger mullet.

Give us a shout for July/August availability.

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Capt. Beabout Trout and Redfish

A fun 2 days with these repeat clients. Always good to get the youngsters on the water.

Day 1 we waded throwing topwaters,  DSL kickin chicken, and victorious secret for any early morning trout bite in knee to thigh deep water.

Day 2 we made a couple wades and came up with a few trout, spooked a smalll school of reds, and lost a 6-7# trout. We were all a little frustrated, so we decided with the calming winds to go sight cast some reds and let these boys feel some big pulls. Reds and drum wanted the candy apple. It was a very eventful afternoon!

Give us a call for June-August availability.

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Wade gets it done!

Had a blast fishing with this young man today. 12 year old Wade was eager to learn, and never quit.

We took advantage of the light east winds today and spent most of our time in the middle of SA bay. Working the tops of reefs throwing DSL blue moon and kickin chicken were the ticket. Did manage to catch a couple bruiser reds at first light on ‘ol blue/chrome with my POC custom baitcaster.

Folks we still have openings for wade fishing or sight casting in June/July. Give us a shout fir trip details.

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DSL Victorious Secret

This group stayed with it for a two day trip and it paid off.

Day 1 unfortunately we were met with gusty northeast winds and rain showers which eventually mid day forced us off the water.

Day 2 however we were met with partly cloudy skies and light east winds. This made for some fun early morning topwater action on the SA bay oyster shell. Around 9am the bite tappered off, and we decided to relocate in time for the major feed period. Finding some sandy green water over a series of shell pads we hoped out of the boat armed with Down South Lures Victorious Secret and bone/silver topwaters. Landing a few reds at first we slowed down and dug in. Shortly after you could hear the excitement as the clients POC custom rod was doubled over. It was his personal best trout caught in the middle of the day working crotch deep shell pads.

I anticipate more of the same action the rest of this week with what our forecast shows, though towards weeks end we might have to dodge a few more rain showers.

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Sad Day: Evinrude is Gone

Full Disclosure: My family was an Evinrude dealer for years. Although my allegiance has switched to Yamaha, I had many great days on the water powered by Evinrude and hate to see this latest development. Evinrude experienced bankruptcy with OMC only to rise from the ashes. Hopefully, they will return.

Evinrude built the world’s first outboard motor.

VALCOURT, Quebec, May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) announced today it has re-oriented its marine business by focusing on the growth of its boat brands with new technology and innovative marine products. We will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines. Our Sturtevant, WI, facility, will be repurposed for new projects to pursue our plan to provide consumers with an unparalleled experience on the water.

We remain committed to our Buy, Build, Transform Marine strategy which has been underway since 2018 with the acquisition of Alumacraft and Manitou boat companies in the U.S., followed by the acquisition of Australian boat manufacturer Telwater in 2019.

“Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP. “We will concentrate our efforts on new and innovative technologies and on the development of our boat companies, where we continue to see a lot of potential to transform the on-water experience for consumers,” he added.

Discontinuing outboard engine business and signing an agreement with Mercury Marine
Following our decision to discontinue E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines, we have signed an agreement with market leader Mercury Marine to support boat packages and continue to supply outboard engines to our boat brands.

We will continue to supply customers and our dealer network service parts and will honour our manufacturer limited warranties, plus offer select programs to manage inventory. These decisions will impact 650 employees globally.

Pursuing new opportunities within Build and Transform phases of strategy
With this announcement, BRP will be positioned to expand its presence in the pontoon and aluminum fishing markets through technologically advanced solutions. We will leverage our track record of ingenuity through our R&D resources to enhance the boating experience with unique new marine products, such as the next generation of engine technology with Project Ghost and the next generation of pontoons with Project M, code names for new products we expect to transform the industry.

Maximizing operational and functional efficiencies
Lastly, we will consolidate Alumacraft operations from two sites to one. All Alumacraft operations will be transferred to St Peter, MN and our site in Arkadelphia, AR will be permanently closed. In addition, we want to upgrade the boat production facilities to reorganize manufacturing sites and apply the modularity model used elsewhere. This move is designed to enhance productivity and efficiency and to allow us to respond with even more agility to demand.

DSL did it again

The last couple of days have started off strong with good bites from 6-9:30am. Then after that it fizzles to a one per wade kind of day.

The moon showed good feeds early then again late afternoon, just hard to believe it falls off that hard mid day. But, we’ll take what we can get and enjoy the rest.

Our best bites have come on DSL’s candy apple, watermelon, and natural. Did manage to catch one good trout on a plum nasty Double D that slipped out of my hands as I was trying to snap a pic.

Like the bait, fish have been holding up in knee to thigh deep water over shell, and also sand/grass.

Give us a shout for availability in June-August. Whether it’s wading or sight casting, we got you fishing adventure covered!

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Fishing in Seadrift, Texas

We had to call an audible today with the lack of sun. We are tolling the marsh with black spoons. Being blessed with 3-4 schools of redfish that just keep coming back around!

The POC custom spinning rods, and Fins 20# windtamer braid are getting their work out.

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