ROCKPORT– After months of recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Goose Island State Park is reopening its gates to overnight guests beginning March 1. “We are excited to welcome campers back to Goose Island State Park just in time for spring break,” said Robbie Merritt, Interim Superintendent of Goose Island State Park. “We hope that visitors […]
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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 […]
Fishing functionality meets high-end styling FLIPPIN, ARK (February 16, 2017) Ranger® Boats’ all-new 2360 Bay Ranger will debut at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 16-20, at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key. The new offering is the latest from Ranger’s acclaimed Saltwater Series and provides a serious fishing rig with […]
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PORT ARANSAS – The 155-foot Kinta S slipped to her watery grave Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico off shore from Mustang Island, but the nearly 40-year-old freighter will foster new marine life for years to come. Scuttled in 75 feet of water eight miles out into the Gulf as part of Texas Parks and […]
February 6, 2006 — March Winds????????????? With our warm weather or non existent winter we are getting our March winds early. Fished 5 days last week and seems we had winds from every direction. Two of the days waited until afternoon to even leave the dock to avoid 35 M.P.H. winds. Despite the winds we […]
December 16, 2005 — Twas The Night Before Christmas First, I want to apologize for the errant and late fishing reports. Between updating the web, building a few more sites and suffering the constant hack attacks we have been suffering, not to mention very slow and cold fishing, I have not been as diligent with […]
April 18, 2006 — Wind…Wind and Cooperative Fish It just keeps on HAPPENING!! The past two weeks have been outstanding. We continue to catch excellent trout. Capt. Steven lost what he considered a 30” plus yesterday. Fishing just south of town he had already caught and released a 25” plus when bam she hits, on […]
May 22, 2005 — Even Speckled Trout Get the Blues 2005 has so far proved to be a very unique, frustrating, unpredictable, and mind-numbingly indecisive year. Trout have seemingly been mourning our slight case of brown tide and refusing to bite. However, with our ever increasing water clarity, we have returned almost fully back to […]
June 5 – 20, 2004 — Wind, wind and CALM! After the last fifteen days on the water it’s obvious our trout have started their move to summer patterns. We have had every type of weather pattern during this period. The fishing has also mirrored the weather with calm mornings; top water action has been […]
August 12, 2006 — It’s Summer and Nonstop Fishing!!!!! I feel like a broken record, just PLAIN TOO TIRED TO SIT ON THE PUTER and write fishing reports. We’ve been fishing non stop since July 5th as I have promised we will try to get back on a regular posting schedule for reports. How do […]
Girls Gone Wild! Caught on Tape! — February 19, 2007 After my trip last week with the youngsters and their personal best trout, I just didn’t think it could get any better. Arnold, with the new CASTNSHOOT Web. Magazine was scheduled to arrive Thursday for some on the water video sessions, so I invited my […]
Re: Any News on Dredging? Captain Brandon, I hate to be a pest on this but I'm trying to book some offshore trips and need to know if I'll be able to go out of my favorite place (PM) or have to go elsewhere. Has anyone been going offshore this spring and is it any […]
Re: Pop Gets Wake Up Call! brandon, it has been about a week or so since we heard about the old gesser's procedure. He is probably fit to be tied if he has not been able to get out there. How is he doing with the recovery, everything still looking good to go!?
Wading at Night I am coming down on the weekend before July 4th and since the moon will almost be full I was hoping to get some ideas of where to go night wading in Port Mansfield. I have done it in other bay systems like baffin but have only night fished in the East […]
Re: ice? Good Question. Actually McDonalds in Raymondville has the cheapest ice…problem is; how do you keep it over a long weekend?
Re: TARPON TARPON EVERYWHERE! 40 to 150# They should hold until November. Will post more information tomorrow
Re: Traveling to Mansfield tomorrow, any help is appreciated! Go to harbor bait and get some 'spec rigs'. Get the silliest, brightest colors, chunk them out past the lights and jig them at varying speed and depth. Fly fishing the lights at night is a blast as well.Enjoy your trip.
Re: Sept 17, Monday of TFF of Houston trip Brandon, Still wanting to know what the 1/2 day options are on Monday, Sept 17. I can bring my kayaks if there is a way for someone to drop us off, pick us up and get us back to the lodge by 1-2 for Rod to […]
Re: Flounder Migration Flounder pounder… Great name by the way! We typically do not target those of the flat persuasion; however, I would say any deep water drops, such as the edges of the ICW (inter coastal waterway) or the east cut. Throw shrimp, or gulp and fish the bottom. Obviously, you are not going […]
Re: Port Mansfield 8/26-27 Hello Captain We are stopping into say hello. Sometimes lady lucks works in mysterious ways. We are looking forward to an awesome fall pattern as of now. No big trout around the upper coast that are biting. Wade Extreme Texas
Re: Snowbird heading south Thanks for the prompt reply. Have contacted Bill and expect to be in your area in early Jan/08ng
Re: Personal best I caught one in Mazatlan Mexico about a dozen years ago, I still remember the rush. Congratulations.
Reports to follow Sorry folks but this trade show circuit is about to kill me! After this weekend I'll be back on the water daily and will make sure the reports are done timely. Capt. Ted, Mitch, Steven, Pete and Darren have been on the water and yes we are starting to catch BIG GIRLS! […]
Re: Any News on Dredging? Access is about the same. Hug the north jetty and you should be safe. Not much word on what's going to happen this summer. Thoughts are Wilson may attempt dredging the cut with the port's little dredge. We will get a better perspective this week and report back. B
Re: catch 2000 catch non for me!?? these are some great tips! thanks alot..looking forward to throwing my 2000 tomorrow morning and try and trick one of those big baffin gurls!! 8) deuce
looking for a new GPS/depth finder I have had a Garmin 178c that I like except it has a diffficult time reading in shallow water–I want to try a Lowrance but am not familiar with their maps-are they as good as the Bluechart? I primarily fish the LLM.Thanks in advance for any replies.
Re: Action, Sound, Get Wet — May 12, 2008 ChasintailLooks like the Kids (Capt. Brandon) idea has generated more traffic on the site! I just hope with fishing everyday we can post ideas and tips on a continual basis. Remember this old fart just can't fish all day and two finger type every night.Now in […]
Women’s Fishing Retreat Accommodations Will participants have their own room?
Re: Stormy tournament? Yeah, I've been watching this one pretty closely. You guys are going to get a pretty good blow but my concern is all the rain.Yall' riding it out or headed inland? I sat through Allen in Mcallen and wish we'd gone to San Antonio. You'll need to go on a mosquito swatting […]
Re: Slightly optimistic- East cut putawaywetSorry for the delay, but back to fishing everyday and bird hunting in the PM . Not much computer time. E-mailed to your address this AmLaterBruce
Scoping Meetings Flounder Changes are coming! Notice of Public Scoping Meetings Texas Parks & Wildlife Department – Coastal Fisheries Division will be hosting a series of coastwide public scoping meetings to discuss potential changes to existing flounder regulations. You are invited to attend and provide comments about flounder at any of the following meetings: All […]
Re: East cut sweeties! DOOOOOOODDDDDD!!!!!! Shhhh….this is the best kept secret spot on the Texas Coast. Overhead…by myself…at least three or four times a year. Except for the pesky little bull shark that chases me out a few times a year. If there are a few more surfers on here besides Putaway and me, I […]
Being a Guide So I've been thinking about becomming a part time fishing guide, and was wondering how productive this new career can be.Is there alot of competition amongst local guides around port mansfield and how often can you usually expect to get some clients.Thanks
Re: worms!? this isnt about wormz… but has anyone been fishing lately. the winds are horrible too!!.. just been reading stuff the guides been putting out there!! curious!!
Re: Fishing Buddies Hey Chasin tail..was thinking of this saturday… what do you think?
Re: Fishing Buddies Haha If my old man didn't have to work he'd have me pulling out mesquites with the Farmall. 😮 Yeah its north of the park..and you are very right about the ground being hard lol it is usually easy to wade up that end. If I can get enough courage Ill be […]
North of Here Wondered if anyone has any tips for catching a big trout in the Rockport area. I would of course rather be fishing in the lower LM, but you take what you're given. I will be there in mid April – was thinking Pelican Island might be a good bet. Much of the […]
Re: devil eye lures / corkys shallowrnrTry these links: http://brownlures.com/ http://corkybandl.com/ You can order on line, they are good kids and make a fine product. Grand Pa does too!laterBruce
boat me this… what is (in your opinion) the best boat for the money on the market right now!! not looking for anyhting bigger than 18 feet and doesnt neccesarily have to be brand spanking new!! just looking for something to get me in and out of the bays with no probs and that is […]
OFFSHORE How the offshore fishing going down there at port mansfeild ??? Whats biting and whats not ???
Reality and Humble Pie — May 11, 2009 After weeks of great fishing it had to happen! Last week, one day the fish just turned OFF, no apparent reason for the shut down, just couldn’t get them to bite. At first I thought: had my MOJO left or was it BAD KARMA? With 4 boats […]
It Continues — May 20, 2009 Fishing is continuing excellent as we enter summer patterns, but the nice thing, we see no slow down in quality. This last week I had my good friend Doc. Larry and 2 buddies in. Jim places his bets and not only won but placed as well. He started the […]
Re: Thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sounds good.. and Meant to say Capt. Bruce.. Cheers… lol think u got what i meant though!!
Re: Thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for watching out for the double dippers. We stay at Casa De Pescadores and see this happen often there. Just don't confuse us old guys with the thieves. We usually fish for trout in the morning, come in for lunch and a long nap, then go out and catch some mullet and […]
Re: face masks Found then guys they are called Buff UV just key in Buff on e-bay in fishing .They are should block out 95% of the uvrays. that works for me.
Re: THE LURES which hooks…… size, type, mfg. etc. do you use when replacing the trebles with a single hook.Also Brandon uses a hook only on the forward split ring…..what kind of hook??DDjr
Places to Stay A buddy and I will be making a trip down to Mansfield and need some advice on places to stay? It's just for one night!
Re: Night Fishing Ferngar: sorry for the long no reply. I thought someone would've answered by now. The fact you are catching a lot of trout is due to our reg changes to five fish. There are just more trout back in the ecosystem. As far as where to catch the reds, this is summer […]
what colors I'm gonna make it down in a couple of weeks. What is the trout action like and what colors are producing? In past year's the new penny gulp's have been good.