May 2, 2006 — Let the Grind Begin

Well May is here and ushers in the true beginning of our season.  With more days on the water than off, we will have a bead on all types of fishing and fish.  With Teddy and Dad chasing trout to their hearts content, Frank and BJ on the snapper, and me chasing tails, tarpon, and jacks on fly, choose your desired passion and Getaway Adventures will be able to put you on the fish you want.

Currently, reds and trout are readily taking topwaters all along the laguna.  Work your top dog over sand pockets and windward grass lines and hold on.  A number of great upper end slots have been taken this week and should maintain the same pattern through the next couple of weeks.  Podding reds have been working ankle to knee deep water under birds and cruising the shorelines in the evenings.  Best methods for getting numbers has been to pole the shoreline looking for pods or cruisers and making amphibious assaults from the casting platform or jumping in and chasing.  This method has proved to be the quickest and most efficient way to target late spring reds.

Trout are holding in waist to chest deep water along the drops with early morning action over sand and along grass lines.  Still experiencing the most success on Tops over sand and soft bottoms .  Work tops early and plastics late for the best results.  Cajun Pepper has been seen on most occasions for Captains Ted & Bruce.

Offshore action is just about right.  Watch for a couple of world records on fly this year.  I have recruited two new partners willing to take the pain and consequences of offshore combat fly fishing.  Follow our exploits here and look for the first installment of our quest next week.  Should prove to be an interesting and eventful summer.  If you want in on the action, give the lodge a call and book now.  August and September Kings on Fly is about booked so jump in soon.

Finally, we appreciate all the support and kind words we received regarding David Sikes Article in The Corpus Christi Times.  We are conservationists and believe in leaving more for tomorrow and leaving an ecosystem behind in better shape than we inherited.  Log on to our Port Mansfield Fishing Forum to let us know what you think.  Cast your Vote here