Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get […]
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PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Port Aransas Fire Department is set to receive a fire truck on loan from Texas A&M Forest Service on Friday, Sept. 29 to temporarily replace one damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey devastated the Port Aransas Fire Department leaving it without a single fire truck and many of the firefighters have […]
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Thanks for the Kudos!!! — April 23, 2007 I really want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have taken the tie to call and congratulate me on the Shallow Water Anger article. All of your thoughts and support mean the world to me!So, with the thanks out of the way, how […]
Pop Gets Wake Up Call! I thought I would thwart the rumor mill before it gets started and answer the ton of emails I have already recieved. First and foremost, Pop's is officially okayed by the Cardiologist. He recieved a little angioplasty yesterday and got two stints :-[ placed in his left descending heart artery […]
Tarpon in the Bay. While fishing with Charlie Buchen (Tail Chasers) on 6/14, We landed a nice little Tarpon about 30lbs. It was really a shock to hook into one while wade fishing the bay and even more of a shock to land him on 10lb. line and a 1/4oz jig. . No pictures but […]
boat…. looking to get into the boating world in the next year and have been hearing great things about Mosca boats! I was leaning towards an Explorer but fished off a Mosca this passed weekend and the ride was great….got really skinny and had alot of deck room! Any comments on these boats +/- will […]
TARPON TARPON EVERYWHERE! For those of my compadres that love our threadfin herring buddies, the game is on! Two days, 25+ 'poons umped and five landed. Literally everything is working, from top waters to fly!!! Look for photo postings on Tuesday!!!! ;D ;D ;D 😀 😀
Re: 1st time 🙁 [color=red]some other questions? [/color][color=red]-whens the best time to wade? morning ? noon? night? [/color] YES! ;D Learn your solunar Tables and tides for this answer…I will forward you a multi-piece article I wrote a few years ago outlining the different situations [color=red]-bay or surf?[/color] Actually, your call….I only fish from the […]
Re: New to Wading Rey, try using Gulp shrimptails. These puppies are as good as live shrimp. Start with “new penny” on a 1/8 oz. jighead. Just throw that thing out there and bring it in slowly but keep the line tight. Give me a ring so we can hook -up on a trip. You […]
Flounder Migration Brandon, Thanks for actualyl talking about the “flatfish” in your fishing report. What else can you tell us about where, when and how to find more flounder
Re: New Fly Record Red Snapper-Pending Certification Good for you IGFA Legal? Stan Nabozny had the record with me that still stands as the IGFA 12 pound tippet record. We broke the ciurrent dolphin red=cord this weekend…but filletted it before certifying ::) Congratulations!
Re: ENHS… 🙂 Yes he is and teaches right across the hall.Stop in and say hello!
GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After a few days off for the holiday and Poppy getting back from chasing Bambi we needed a day on the water for up coming charters. Well!! Game on: 1 – 27 ½” 6 ¼#1 – 28” 6 ¾#Poppy lost a larger one as he was trying to get his boga on […]
Last 2007 Report — December 31, 2007 Well it’s that time of year!!! We head out Wednesday for the Fishing and Boat Show Circuits, about as much fun as a root canal. Only saving grace is we get to visit friends we don’t get to see but once a year as they too are on […]
Re: First Tarpon on Fly Dooodd… Taylor, I did not realize it has almost taken me a year to respond to you on the forum. I get credit for at least answering the emails, right? I am looking forward to seeing you and Terry over spring break. I hope we can get back into the […]
catch 2000 catch non for me!?? quick question a looking for a few pointers.. never fished a catch 2000 before but cant resist the temptations of tying one on because of all the popularity behind them! just seems i cant catch fish on them… i love topwater fishing.. but i cant make that lil catch […]
Re: Trout reg proclamations for 2008 Yes they are concerned more with the issues of snapper and shark. However, the RFA and a few other ''çoncerned anglers' are trying to get a ban, or at least limited catch on gulf menahden. They claim the harvest of these, and do not get me wrong they are […]
Action, Sound, Get Wet — May 12, 2008 If you want to improve your presentation and increase your catch rates substantially, think about these three things sound, action, and smell. Try these simple tricks and see if you get results. Many of you have that have fished with Get-A-Way Guides or me know we are […]
Re: WE ARE BACK!!! Sorry we were off line! Glad your back on line, I thought someting might hjave happen to my link………….
Re: to wet for comfort!! Speaking of lowering salinities…I am working on a few articles about the TPW hatcheries division and went along to help out while stocking baby trout right after the rain. West Bay measured in at a not-so-hypersaline reading of 15–that is 15 parts salt to water in a bay that historically […]
Slightly optimistic- East cut “I'll believe it when I see it but I'll take what I can get.” http://www.caller.com/news/2008/aug/28/dredging-at-port-mansfield-to-begin/ [b]WOO HOO !!!!!!!!!!![/b]
It’s ON — October 15, 2008 How do you not sound like your using a worn out old cliché? “IT’S ON” Our fishery has responded to 5 fish, plenty of fresh water “DollY” and reduced pressure. High fuel costs, 5 trout limit and a Hurricane for the upper coast has resulted in drastically reduced pressure […]
East cut sweeties! One of the many things that make the East cut so special- When it fires it's[img width=250 height=161]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-05Large.jpg[/img] Barrel [img width=250 height=161]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-6133-03Large.jpg[/img] after Barrel [img width=250 height=161]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-6133-06Large.jpg[/img] after Barrel…. [img width=250 height=163]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-6133-07Large.jpg[/img] Left [img width=250 height=161]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-6133-08Large.jpg[/img] and right… [img width=250 height=165]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-6133-14Large.jpg[/img] A framezzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!! [img width=250 height=161]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-6133-13Large.jpg[/img] [img width=250 height=163]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/mansfieldsurf/john-6133-22Large.jpg[/img] Man I love […]
2009 Womens Retreat Schedule LadiesSally and I have set next years schedule.(2009) Feb. 20 thru 23, 2009May 1 thru 4, 2009July 16 thru 19, 2009Nov. 13 thru 16, 2009 If you are interested please go to. [url=http://www.captainsally.com]www.captainsally.com[/url] There are also reviews of the past Nov. 2008 retreat. Come see us at the Boat and fishing […]
Tackle… Storage Does anyone have a favorite tackle box/ tackle storage system? I have found that as I have moved away from live bait towards artificial I have acquired more and more stuff and my tackle box has become a cluster YOU KNOW WHAT! I am looking for a way to keep both hard and […]
LORD HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Mother Laguna did not let the girls down. I'll post photos and a report in the next few days. THESE GALS are about to break me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO FAR ! 7 rods for trout over 25″ released. 8 1/2 pound largest so far, we still have tomorrow. Hope this norther does not […]
Re: The Return of Poppie’s Pink Posse! (Captain Sally’s Women’s Retreat 2/09) Bruce's Beauties…wow, it's getting thick in here, Bruce — let me get my waders! ;D We're looking fwd to seeing you next week — we just can't get enough of that B.S.! Hugs to you and Shirley and all the gang, Julie
Playing Catch-Up — March 10, 2009 Sorry for this late report but we have been in Houston for the Holder Show. I enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones. Don’t despair Capt. Ted and the gang continued on during my absence.First I need to catch up on my guys with 4 F. BOY WHAT […]
Skinney Water Adventures Tricia and Mike are good friends of mine. I have been having trrouble getting in touch with them. In fact their website is not working. Does anyone know what is going on? Les
Re: devil eye lures / corkys :)Thanks saves me a trip CC .On my wat to Harlingen. By the way going to stop to visit with RIP at Hook Line & Sinker. One thing to I like to do is always try to help our local shops. For they are the backbone to the country. […]
Re: TOPWATERS Thanks for the info LESH
Re: GPS locations Your Hot Spot map has all the GPS numbers you will need for this area.Good Luck
Re: LURES!!!!! Wehave had good luck with the red/white sea devils top waters white spooks jr. My 2 pennys
Re: THE LURES Essential Topwaters Bone coloredRedhead/White BodyBlack body/Chartreuse Head Hard PlasticsDad swears by the Rattletrap and Catch 2000I agree with the catch 2000s Jig heads1/16 and 1/8 ounce. LLM needs nothing heavier unless your fishing the ICW for flounder Soft Plastic Go-tosRed and whiteCrystal BlueChartruese or Limetruese.All White Hope this helps. The soft plastics […]
Re: Debris from Dolly Thanks for the heads up about the debris and the Game Wardens. We try real hard to never give them an excuse to write a ticket. Catch and release should be a whole lot more fun than the last few years where catching was the hard part. In 25 years of […]
Re: FISHING LINES I use silver thread 14# and it handles very smooth,and cast well, and is tougher than nails on a pfluger medalist combo. My dad uses a 12# berkley XL casting and it woks well also. On a charter with Captin Bruce we used 20# braid. Hope this helps! 8)
Re: Kingfish The furthest that I have seen them are on tuna trips around 60 miles. Closest in I've seen them is right on the beach.
Rules? Was curious to know if there are any rules for fishing the back bays.And by this i mean cuts that might lead into the ranch land or little creeks that lead back there.If you dont get off and wander in the the ranch land should fishing back there be a problem?
Re: South of Benny’s Shack near Saucer area!!! Hey E. Rivas, I just started fishing out off of Port Mans using live shrimp, you know just the basic stuff, but I was interested as to where I might be able to get Gilp new penny, Nuclear Chicken and Root Beer Cocohoa bait and what is […]
Skin Cancer Well guy just had my 2nd bout with my skin cancer it was not fun hope you guys out there do not take it as a joke after 23 stiches on the the left side of my nose 35 shots and pain take it for what its worth Sun screen 80 cover your […]
Fish, Hunt; Fish, Hunt — October 14, 2009 The last month an a half has just flown by. Fishing every morning then going to the fields every evening just does not leave much time for computer work. What can I say: fishing is only getting better and our bird hunting, other than days it is […]
Re: Navigation Check out www.southpadremaps.com. There are continual arial photographs of the bays from South Padre all the way to Galveston. There are also maps and hybrid maps/photos. The maps are not terribly helpful but if you zoom the photos to max, you can see explicit bottom detail revealing grass lines, pot holes, old oil […]
Re: Cold Front Approaching Hey ChasinTail..what kinda boat did ya get?? something new?? ;D
Still TOO OLD to post reports after fishing all day – Feb. 18th 2010 Folks, I know this is a broken record, BUT, I’m just too old to fish all day and sit down and write fishing reports that night. As a solution if I don’t post reports in a timely manner and you are […]
The Story Behind the Mansfield Mauler here is an old saying that necessity is the mother of all invention. In the case of Captain Bob and the Marvelous Mansfield Mauler, it cannot be truer. In the late 1983, the year of the great freeze, Captain Bob had a 92-year-old gentleman fish with him two days […]
What’s in a Word? Sustainability: what's in a word? We hear in the news sustainable economy. We hear conservationist and environmental NGOs (eNGOs) asking if wildlife and flora can sustain current human impact. And the one we all hear and choose to fear or embrace-depending on our conservation ethic-is if fishing populations are sustainable at […]
Cabins for rent? Does anyone know if any of the cabins at the south end of the land cut are for rent? I know there are some around 9 mile hole and north of there, but I would prefer to fish the LLM.
Condolences to the Family of Captain Wayne Stark There are few times I’ve heard Dad’s voice break. To claim the old man comes from stolid, ascetic German stock is simply stating the obvious. I’ve heard his voice break only three other times in my life. He cried volumes when my eighth grade best friend, Byron […]