Fun day of sight casting! We had the perfect weather, light south winds 5-10mph and sunny skies. With these low tides fish are grouped up along shorelines and drains. Had a great photographer with us this morning who captured some cool pics of these reds. She was able to capture reds crushing grass shrimp and bait fish on the bank, and one really cool close up of a red coming up to inhale our lure. A handful of fish we saw were up to shallow for us, and just had to wait them out. We had a lot of refusals until mid morning, then the bite started coming together.
If wading isn’t for you, and you would like to experience the saltwater version of spot and stalk deer hunting give us a shout and let’s go chase redfish through the miles and miles of back country Matagorda Island has to offer.
All you need to bring is a good pair of polarized sunglasses and some food and drink.
The plan came together today. Our first wade over thigh to waist deep sand pockets produced good numbers of trout. The water was chalky green and the baits that worked best were white ice, dirty tequila, and pumpkinseed.
Lunch time we decided to walk knee deep flats looking for cruising reds, and after an hour or so of walking, 3 pods of 10-15 reds showed up in front of us. Gold spoons and pumpkinseed is what we threw, but I don’t believe it really mattered! Lol
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Good way to kick off June! New customers who are taking part of our Fish N Gig package grinded it out for some nice trout and snagged a few reds out of a small pod.
Mixed in with the reds was a healthy trout, who was released to fight another day. Most fish today were caught in knee to thigh deep water in rafts of mullet throwing a variety of baits. Salt Sassy and Victorious Secret for the off colored water, and Strawberry Wine, Blue Moon, and Pumpkinssed for the trout green water.
I know these boys will have fun gigging with Rick Hammond of Night Stalker Guide Service.
I believe the ladies put a whoopin’ on the boys! Found a small stretch of shoreline today with no pressure on it, decided to dig in a stick it out. Staying paid off, we had consistent bite for the better part of the day.
17-22” trout were holding in stained water about thigh deep. They fell for DSL white ice, and victorious secret both in the super model on 1/8oz jig heads.
We have weekday openings for May-July, solid fish remain a constant, come on down and get in on the action! All lures, all wading.
The last couple days has been a bit of a brain teaser on the hunt for big trout. Seeing several 26-28” fish, we threw the box at em, but just couldn’t get them to eat. Catching several 18-22” fish didn’t seem to be as hard with DSL’s and Softdine XL’s. We even got to sight cast a couple reds in shin deep water.
Persistence payed off today as we combed over the same areas, just hitting each area at different times than the day before. I ended up landing a big trout on the Victorious Secret super model.
And a big thanks to Donnie at POC Rod&Gun, for getting my guys fixed up with some tackle and reels repaired.
These boys stuck with it today as we bounced from shoreline to shoreline trying to find a bite. Got on one stretch which had reds holding in shin deep water, but as we sight casted to them they wouldn’t even flinch. Finally we ended up in an area with all the right ingredients, rafts of mullet and stained water. Throwing DSL super model Salt Sassyon an 1/8oz. jig head, we were bowed up on 17-21” trout. Great way to end the day with good customers. Thanks boys for staying with it, and thanks Empire Lodge for introducing me to these guys.
With some tough winds from the south, then the north. Our wade fishing trips have been slow. Today we got to shift gears with some new folks who wanted to teach their boy how to fish. Little Kevin wasn’t up for wading but we did grab his attention when we mentioned sight casting fish. Couldn’t have asked for a better day, little to no boat traffic, sunny skies and light north winds.
We found protection in the mangrove covered marsh of Matagorda Island. With receding north winds the marsh was starting to fall, pulling many fish off of small hidden flats and bars into creeks and drains.
Although we saw 75+ redfish today, a lot of them wouldn’t eat, you could make a perfect cast saying “here we go” and they would just slide right on past never flinching. Not sure if it was from the past weather or if the conditions were to perfect and the barometer was to high. But, we knew eventually they should feed, and finally around noon we started see blow ups on the banks. The fish we caught today were on Down South Lures red flash and Buggs Fishing Texas tea.
Despite the winds we were able to find a good trout bite, and ended the day with a nice Seadrift trout. We had a lot of topwater action early. Then later in the day it was Chicken of the C and Softdines. Most all our fish were caught in shin deep to knee deep water.
We still have plenty of April and May openings, come on down and get in on the action!
The last couple days here in Seadrift has been a strange bite. Our bigger fish have either scattered with the rise in tide or recovering from a spawn. I know it’s early in the year for that, but we have caught 100’s of small male trout the last two days, it’s the only explanation I can figure out. We are still catching a lot of keeper size fish mixed in with the smalls, and plastics have worked better than Corkys or topwaters.
Curious to see what happens later in the week if this warming trend continues. At this rate it will be a great Spring. Contact me for March-May openings.
I always enjoy coming to Port Mansfield, but this week was a grinder. The first part of the week we were met with 20-30mph SE winds. It made finding decent water to fish a little tough. We buckled down and were blessed with a good redfish bite. Yesterday afternoon the water started to green up and we got on some more reds, with a couple solid trout mixed in.