We are back at it on our home waters of Seadrift, and done with Port Mansfield Winter fishing. It was a great season down south, we had a lot of good weather days on the water and with that a good number of 4-7# trout. It seems that system is continuing to recover nicely. In March and April as the water temps climbed it did give up a few 8 pound fish. Which was really awesome to see all things considered.
Can’t wait until this winter, but until then we will be here in Seadrift, TX. chasing redfish off the tower and a new way. Like yesterday’s outing with one person, we didn’t take the tower along. We simply trolled into small ponds or down the shorelines throwing plastics and topwaters. In the small ponds we would powerpole down able to cast all the way across the pond, working it from all sides until we moved on. We were able to stumble into a few small ponds of 10-15 fish this way. All our fish yesterday were released to fight another day.
For those of y’all thinking there’s no way I could hit a moving redfish on the head with a soft plastic off a tower, or little own be able to spot one. Well now I would like to extend the offer of simply trolling these secluded back marsh ponds, working each pond over and moving to the next.
These trips especially as we roll into the hotter summer months might not last all day, as the water temps climb, fish may shut down and retreat to deeper water or holes. This would be a perfect way to enjoy what the marsh on the Middle Texas Coast has to offer, but beat the heat of the day. Now like every sight casting trip, picking a calmer day to do so would be a good idea. If interested in a one man/woman marsh trip, give me a call or shoot me a text to set one up. Not only is this style of fishing relaxing and fun, but there are so many things to see and hear back in these secluded areas.
Capt. Nathan Beabout
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