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 […]
Texas Saltwater Fishing News
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 […]
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.
Re: Corky Lures Think you are a little late the corkys are now being made by mirrolures co. . They will be made in Costa Rica now. ;D
Rusty Hookz I have bought the Gamakastu live bait circle hooks and attached them to my Spook Jr…. they work great. the problem is after the first use of them.. they are already rusting.. At 6 dollars a pack .. they are a bit pricy and not something you wanna go through!! I rinsed well […]
50 Degrees: It’s ON!!! — December 9, 2009 Well as I sit here waiting on guests to arrive, Poppy is back on the water after the BIG MOMMA”S. What can I say? He kicked my rear yesterday. With the water in the 50’s and fog we both knew it was right. Total for the day […]
Brown Tide I have heard reports of brown tide in the LLM lately. Is it really there? If so, how does it affect the bait and the game fish? Thanks
Red Tide: How to Diagnose, How to Protect Yourself, and Who to Report To We all remember our first time—at least I do. My heart pounded. I was short of breath. My throat hurt. I even had a few tears tugging at the corners of my eyes. The air was heavy and had a pungent […]
U.S. Reels Anyone tried the U.S. Reels baitcaster yet? Hoping I get one in my stocking for xmas.
Re: Cabins for rent? Capt. thanks for the response. I was in no way referring to you specifically as I know that this is a busy season for you guys. Just wish that pt. mansfield fishermen in general would comment or inform on here about their experiences in mansfield.
Gittin’ Ready: No Not the Song, but the Fishing — October 15, 2011 No, I’m not thinking of becoming a song writer, but I’m here to let you know the Laguna is about to explode with our fall feeding frenzy. Our fishing has been good the last few weeks, but this week with our cooler […]
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