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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February 1, 2006 — Back in the Saddle With our show / seminar commitments behind us until the Dave Holder Show we are getting back on the water regularly. Yesterday Capt. Ted and I did a little reconnaissance for upcoming trips. Conditions were excellent with light south east winds. The fish responded with us catching […]
December 3, 2004 — It’s Time With the onset of our cool fronts the fish are making the transition to wintertime areas. With our transition look for the trout to turn on and stage along shorelines that have immediate access to deeper water. The fish are currently holding on the backsides of small points on […]
April 11, 2006 — Remember the Nineties…Return of the Top-Dog The last 6 days seemed like the nineties. Pre-meat haulers!!!! Five of our guests were able to better their lifetime best trout during the last six days! What is amazing is the weight of these fish for some of their lengths. Can you say FAT? […]
May 15, 2005 — Those Fish Pull, Eh? The beauty of this job is the number of very interesting and colorful people we get to meet. The week has been extremely busy and yet rewarding. Sunday evening we had 42 Canadians join us from Calgary Alberta. To say these boys worked to get to the […]
June 4, 2004 — Wind, Rain and some nice weather After almost three weeks of 25 M.P.H. plus winds the pattern may have changed this week. We awoke this morning with Old Glory not standing straight out like it was starched. Having been off the water for two weeks due to Shirley losing her Mom, […]
August 2, 2006 — A Month and A Half Whoa Nelly!!!! It has been a month and a half since my, or dad's, last report. We apologize for our tardiness but between fishing, family, and other obligations, just checking email on a nightly basis can become quite the challenge. To catch you guys up, fishing […]
Two Aggies and a Car Salesman –February 11, 2007 I had the pleasure of guiding three young men on a Trophy Trout saga! I must say these three young men spent the last 3 days grinding in hopes of their personal best trout. Friday morning leaving the Harbor it was difficult to control their enthusiasm […]
What? Tinnitus! No, There is Four of Us — April 30, 2007 Unfortunately, a very real and seasonal conversation we had on my boat the past week. With the mother of all winds blowing the last few days, I fear the tinnitus is with me permanently! Although the persistent buzzing can become quite bothersome, sometimes, […]
The Fishery Bruce and Brandon, Bruce, you talked about the fact that TP&W keeps an eye on operations that consistently post pictures of limits, or near-limits, of fish on their websites, and that, going forward, regs for the various bay systems will be affected by such postings. The irony of these postings is, that some […]
Re: Tarpon in the Bay. Jeff's lost Tarpon…..[img width=187 height=250]http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9912/l51d51ac478f0ef82424a97fh5.jpg[/img]
Long Time No Hear What's happening down there–is it slow or is it really busy? I have not saltwater fished since May!!! Everything has been fairly rained/freshwatered to death on the upper coast the past week to 10 days. Hope you are doing well. Wes
Re: TARPON TARPON EVERYWHERE! Great…I just had to bump my trip up a week 'AGAIN' for the 20th time since Feb..How long do you guess they will hold?Plans now are the 23rd thru the 27th.. Have fun.
Re: Really Old Man Bruce, Have a great day–you deserve it!!! We're as old or young as our spirit and attitude allow us to be. Wes Pullen
Re: 1st time 🙁 Rey, this time of year you can hook fish just about anywhere. two…three…four… five ..feet of water etc. Summer time is a great time to fish. mornings can be very productive just like late afternoon and evenings. On a recent wading trip to Mansfield “north of the fence” I did pretty […]
Bruised Shoulders to Follow — September 4, 2007 Man, I have to shake the water out of my hair to get near the keyboard. We have been absolutely inundated with rainstorms this summer. The bay has received a number of ‘flushing’ rain events and with a healthy agricultural crop this year the songbirds are everywhere. […]
Thanks for the great weekend Hey Bruce, Shirley, and Brandon. On behalf of the Texas Flyfishers, thanks for the great weekend down at your lodge. Weather was a little funky, but it ended up being one of the best fishing weekends I've ever experienced. From the moment we touched down in Harlingen all the way […]
Re: Snowbird heading south grayling Cold for us is obviously a relative term…expect normal temps to be in the low 70's with a few high forty, low fifty degree days. Water will require light breathables on the average (60's) starting sometime in November and ending somethime in April. The Park at Port Mansfield is your […]
Sow Trout are on the Move — December 3, 2007 Seems like we are off to the same great start we had last December. Following the front last Wednesday, Mitch and Dewain came in for a BIG GAME HUNT! All I can say is Friday was a red-letter day. On our first wade, we had […]
Re: Prayers for Capt. Dan Coley and Family I got to meet and talk to Capt. Dan while staying at the lodge in May of 2006 after he had had a battle with cancer. My prayer's go out to him and his family.
Re: Any News on Dredging? How is the access to the Gulf out the Jetties this year? Any worse than last year?
This is why we give away a rod for all 25″ plus trout released here! Throw the big ones back, fishing study suggests Wed Apr 16, 2:41 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Commercial and sport fishing destabilizes fish populations by targeting the biggest, oldest fish and leaving younger fish to proliferate too wildly, U.S. researchers […]
New to boating/ fishing in South Texas I am new to fishing/boating> I just got a new boat to take out my kids fishing. I had some prior boating experience, but not extensive. Specially in the Lower Laguna Madre area. I am curious to know if there are any guides or anyone in general with […]
Re: Action, Sound, Get Wet — May 12, 2008 Capt Shuler… what type of swivels are you guys tying on and what size of split rings! This is all great info that will give me a edge next time fishing next to my buddies!! After i take them to school with these new tactics…I'll share […]
need flounder tips/location can anyone help me out with some flounder tips? locations near PM? I've never caught a flounder and I've never really know how to fish for them.
Re: Stormy tournament? putawaywetNews just said P.M. tournment is postponed until weekend of 15 August. May want to verify with Chamber. Wish our town good luck looks like we may get it this time. LaterBruce
Re: Slightly optimistic- East cut Thanks Captain.I know you guys have been busy.Could you email me a copy of the bid package to firstname.lastname@example.org .Hoping to be down in Oct.. May drive down the beach from C.C. this weekend with my nephews. Glad to see yall' back in bizzness.
Re: catch 2000 catch non for me!?? captain Brandon!! havent had a chance to fish lately.. started a new job with a company called Wackenhut… Its transportation!! a great opportunity for a recent grad like me!! but all is well.. the first meetin with the wardens didnt go as planned! a little thing calld nerves […]
Re: East cut sweeties! Those pics were already scanned years ago.I'll dig up some old pics and try to borrow a scanner.These come out a little small on the forum so you can't see us on the water. Fish till your tired.Surf till your tired.Start over.Enjoy all the ocean offers…………..
Re: May June fishing LMMBoth are great months for reds down here, but when we get into June we can be assured the spring winds will be down. Also in June you would be more than likely able to run out of the jetties for some near shore top water fishing. If you have any […]
Who Took the BRRR out of February? — February 16, 2009 Seventy-seven degrees. Say it. Feel the hard G. follows the hard consonant of the twin esses. Now say February. The fluctuations of the Br and R simply sound cold. Nope. The seventy-seven was the warmest water temperature on the West shoreline on Valentines Day. […]
Re: Tackle… Storage Agree with Brandon and actaully have a Plano bag with the zip locks organized just as his photo shows…I keep my GULP's and soft plastics in there since I no longer am a “POT LICKER” as the senior Capt from the getaway implies. I have not seen the waterproof Simms product but […]
Re: Fishing Buddies thats north of that lil park right!! ive gone there a few times and done done pretty good!! im not sure if i can make it!! Dad wants me to work wit him!! not good!! but the ground is nice and hard there!! should be an easy wade!! i dont have a […]
Re: Shark!!! Adam, Where are the northern shoreline were you? I have seen a number of Bulls north and south of the cut on the flats and a few down around Bennies very near the ICW. However, I have not seen many on the west shoreline. Did you get a species identity? Bull? Black Tip? […]
Re: Skinney Water Adventures lesmcdonald Saw them both on the water yesterday. When I get off the water this afternoon I'll post their phone numbers. Don't know og any problems they are having.LaterBruce
Re: devil eye lures / corkys once the devil eye looks at them fish!! they cant resist it!! lol good luck and i stop at Hook Line a couple of times a month just to shoot the stick as well!! good folks!!
Re: TOPWATERS Shallowrnr Well I guess it’s the OLD MANS TURN!I let the wind and the bait dictate top waters I choose to use. I always use a dark color on cloudy days and when the water is off color. Clear days I will use lighter colors, and when in clear water. Now the important […]
Re: TOPWATERS Also, check out the March/April Shallow Water Angler. I had a longer, more indepth, article in there. If I am not throwing flies, I am throwing Tops only. B
Cabins for sale along the ICW Ever since Dolly trashed some of the cabins on the ICW between Mansfield and Three Island my buddy and I have been wanting to buy one and rebuild it if necessary. Just wondering if you guys new anyone who has one for sale or where I could find out […]
Re: wade fishing reels Just about any shimano reels are great. I have a citica and a curado and they have held up great.
wading belts… I am looking for a wading belt or system that will work for me!! i have the walk-n-wade belt rite now.. the elastic that holds the pipe fittings for the rods is worn out on both sides.. ( catchin too many bigguns lol jk ) and the velcro that holds the box is […]
Re: Just An Idea Thanks Capt.Will be looking foward to meeting you as soon asI can get some time off.
Re: Wade fishing and water temperature June 26th FishingGot in the water about 6 am. Weather was perfect. Very lite breeze. Not too hot. Water was cool. Thru out some topwaters, fish were hitting very short. Eventually I coaxed a 19 and a half inch trout into taking my topwater (Super spook Jr.) Hit some […]
Re: Planning a Trip Thanks Bruce and I will be more than happy to stop by and shoot the bull…..hell it doesn't even have to be about fishing. I have your number I will give you a call regarding places to stay. Currently we made some reservations at The Sunset House for one night. We […]
Re: South of Benny’s Shack near Saucer area!!! V-Rod Academy has every type of Gulp! you'd like. In fact, I think they have the buckets that have 100+ baits in each. Bennie's Shack, rest in eternal peace, was on the south side of the first spoil island heading south. The remnants of its pier are […]
Swim Baits Hello all! Not as much action on the forums lately as I would like, i guess I need to start a discussion! I am interested to get some takes on swim baits. The conclusion I have drawn from searching the web is that they are productive in the winter and spring for trout […]
Corky Lures I am going to order a few corkys pretty soon for the winter. I hear pink and tx chicken are good colors. What color and what type of corky would you guys recommend? Thanks
Fall weather techniques Hello everyone, I will be in PM for my annual fishing trip dec. 5th. We always fish PM this week of the year, but of course the weather is different each time we come. I have been watching the weather closely, and it has given rise to a few questions. In general, […]