We checked in to the Reel Time Lodge in Seadrift mid-afternoon Friday prepared to chase redfish until dark. We put the boat in the water and, nothing. Motor would start up fine but not keep running. Perhaps we were ahead of ourselves and jinxed our luck by already planning to have Bubba’s cook our catch. Well, crap. Abort mission. We ended up replacing the fuel line, primer bulb, and spark plugs. Who hasn’t been there before?
Saturday morning we decided to put in at Charlie’s Bait Camp and fish the Dewberry / Shoalwater area. A thunderstorm smashed us hard before we could even get underway so we waited it out for about thirty minutes. Fair warning – the boat launch fee has gone up to $8 and that lady will collect.
We have seen some ups and downs on the Middle Texas Coast lately. Naturally our lakes are holding trout and reds on a consistent basis. If you try to avoid the crowds in the more popular lakes, it has been anything but consistent. If the water is up, the trout bite is on in almost every part of the bay, but with the few fronts we have had the water has fell out and so has the fish in these spots. The redfish remain constant in these areas, but the trout scatter. Continue reading Low Tide Redfish→
What was supposed to be a sight casting trip, turned into us chasing trout first thing in the morning, hoping by mid-day the sun would pop out. Lucky for us we landed on some solid trout right off the bat. Putting several fish in the box over 20″ and capping it off with some respectable 18-19″ fish. Continue reading Seadrift Fishing Report December 7, 2016→
With a steady 10-15 mph north wind, we decided to take our chances down south of SA Bay. Days like this one with cloudy skies, and cool temps had us all hoping for some big trout action. Our first couple wades came up with just a couple solid trout and a few nice reds. Then by mid-morning as the sun tried to peak out, bait fish became more active, pelicans were crashing the shorelines, and the bite turned on.