There is an art to fly fishing, and when you mix it with saltwater prepare for fantastic strikes and unforgettable fights. Saltwater fishing is a varied experience, but you may be wondering why you would want to toss a line onto the top of the water while fishing out in the middle of the deep […]
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Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips. In this Episode Jeff Wagner covers the fundamentals of distance fly casting. With these simple techniques you can add distance to your cast for that next Texas saltwater fly […]
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 […]
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 10, 2006 — North Pole Conditions!!!! With the approach of our first COLD front in the past few weeks, I was really concerned with getting our mission completed. Bill Olson with Texas Outdoors Journal had been asking us to help with a feature winter time trophy trout story. After juggling schedules and flights early […]
December 6, 2006 — Prefrontal Conditions: BIG TROUT With the approach of another Artic Blast, Capt. Ted and I decided to do some scouting for up coming guests. Conditions were nearly as perfect as a Big Trout enthusiast could want! Light winds, overcast, prefrontal and a full moon. Knowing our major feed would not occur […]
April 25, 2006 — Water Goes Up Must Come Down Seems like every time the reds get the opportunity to have enough water on the edges to really get podding, the bottom drops out a drives them back to the deeper guts. Tidal conditions like this are enough to drive a fly fisherman mad. On […]
May 29, 2005 — The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!!!!!!!!! The past week has again been very interesting! The first of the week we had a good consistent bite on trout and reds. Then here comes the weekend and boom! CHANGE!!! In defense of the weekend, we expected a slower than normal bite due to […]
June 5, 2005 — Blow, Blow, Blow the Man Down What an incredible week of fishing! Captain Ted started the week out on stellar 26, 27, and 29 inch trout extravaganza! All before 11:30 in the morning. The twenty-niner went 7.8 and just missed being the first Star qualifier for the Port Mansfield district. Through […]
July 13, 2003 — Reds and Storms Well we’re sitting around with all the hatches battened down waiting on Claudette! Looks as if we will get a direct hit, but if predictions are right it will help our bay system with the fresh water, hopefully with minimum damage to our town. We may be off […]
Any News on Dredging? Hello! I was wondering if there has been any more news related to getting the dredging done at the jetties and the mouth of the harbor? Are boats still able to safely make it in and out the jetties to offshore?
Re: Any News on Dredging? My opinion lately is that a majority of funding may have to be private or grant. With no Cast Guard station and little to no commercial traffic maintaining East cut is seen by some as unnecessary. Environmental impact can be argued either way. I personally think the closing would have […]
Re: Pop Gets Wake Up Call! He is doing fine. However, doing way more than he should be at this point. We are trying to get him to 'take it easy', but you know him. Met donkeys less stubborn! He has the rest of the week off and hopefully he will take it really easy. […]
Flatstalker boats Hello all – Has anyone used one of the Flatstalker boats? www.flatstalker.com Seems like a pretty good deal. Any thoughts? David
Re: boat…. Have not heard any reports onthe Mosca's…however I am looking into turning over my boat next year. It would be a great starter boat and would not kill your budget…keep that in mind as we move forward.
Re: TARPON TARPON EVERYWHERE! Hey guys! Got the day off, turn around day,we will get the photos posted today if I can get the kid to slow down. No way to describe the last few days. We have always caught a number of Silver bullets but not this quaility or numbers. I had a 12 […]
Re: Traveling to Mansfield tomorrow, any help is appreciated! I agree with putawaywet's reply, in fishing “the lights,” smaller, lighter lures have usually worked better for me–that's why flies work well. Another effective lure is the Yozuri Crystal Minnow in the clear version, or the 2″ Finesse jerkbait in Ice color rigged in tandem with […]
Port Mansfield 8/26-27 NO PICS–It has been such a slow year I haven't bothered to carry a camera.I finally had a trip worth posting–it has been a tough year for me in PM. We got out early Sun morning and started off fishing in 2' of water and had a pretty active hour or so […]
Re: New to Mission Welcome to the best fishing destination in the world!–literally Kayaking is a very popular option rather than simply walking in. Academy has some very reasonably priced kayaks in the 300 to 500 dollar range. However, if you want to walk-in….take 100, or 48, towards Padre Island and from laguna vista on…look […]
Re: New to Wading This is some good information this guy provided you.
Re: This makes me want to puke…. This is truly scary. Brandon, what is the latest, are any of the parties that can help us here even approaching the problem? And, has the brown tide subsided any down there ….and congrats on your weekly career change….I know you will be a great teacher,! Based on […]
kayaks hey everybody first time poster here…..well let me get down to the question. i will be back home in the valley and staying at the “liars lagoon” with my family. im in military and stationed in virginia so i only get to visit south texas about twice a year, but anyway i was wondering […]
spots to wade fish We are fairly new to the area and are in need of a good spot to drive our 4 wheel pickup, park and wade fish for Reds and Trout. We live in Mission and just want to be able to get in the vehicle with our equipment in tow on a […]
Wind…Wind…Wind — March 19, 2008 We continue to catch 25 inch plus trout, but with Spring Break on us look for the traffic to move the larger trout from the shorelines and out a little deeper. Returning last Wed. I was able to get in 4 days on the water before the WIND FANS started!!!!! […]
Re: hows the bite/// Captain Brandon.. sorry for not reporting back sooner! but the fishing that day was alright…I caught alot of DINK trout and couldnt seem to find many keepers… oh well! the next day I headed back up and fished Baffin with a buddy of mine! three guys pulled in about 60 some […]
Re: New to boating/ fishing in South Texas Newbie, We will be glad to help out and maybe even catch a few fish. In the interim, get a Hot Spot map, available at any Academy, and familiarize yourself with the general layout of the bay. Give me a call, or the lodge. Lodge 956.944.4000 or […]
Re: New to boating/ fishing in South Texas Thanks for the response. What is a good day/time to call?
Re: need flounder tips/location Esflores If I had to catch a flounder!!! I would start along the ICW just north of Payton’s Shack and fish both the east and west sides. Anchor right along the drop and cast a ¼ oz jig head with a red and white tailed soft plastic into the ditch and […]
Re: Stormy tournament? Been geeking on radar sites today. Looks like you guys are gettin' it handed to you right now.When you get some computer time give us a heads up.
Re: WE”RE BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!! Dear Bruce and Shirley: So glad to hear that you are back in operation – and on my birthday, too (Sept. 22). Looking forward to seeing Shirley's new decorations when we come for Sally's retreat in November. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we drove off from there when […]
Great Photo Essay, Salt Water Sportsman Mag. Folks who know and follow our operation know we very seldom boast about articles or TV Shows we are featured in, but once in a while an event creates a great item of interest. I have attached a link to a photo essay by Capt Ted Lund with […]
Re: Next Women’s Retreat Perfect CatchWe will be posting our 2009 schedule with in the next few days. Please watch our site for these details. We thank you for your interest in our facility and events. Look forward to meeting you. LaterBruce
Re: Being a Guide AdamBeing a part time guide will be as productive as your ability to be an effective marketer, teacher,conservationist,fisherman and people person!. As far as competiton amongst local guides the same goes for them. Just being a good fisherman does not assure you success in the guide business. The only REAL ADVICE […]
Re: worms!? ChasinTail The wind fans look like they started 1 month early this year. Just plain BLOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The fishing has been above average on quality but the warm waters have the big ones scarce. We have caught a number up to 29 but their overall weight is less than what it should be. I don't […]
Re: Tackle… Storage I looked online and found that Cabela's makes a line of softsides called “Storm Proof Bags”. Anyone know anything about them? They sound good, and it's an excuse to go to Cabela's anyway! Larry, I doubt if I can make a March trip – got alot going on and I'm also fishing […]
Re: Fishing Buddies for me personally the color of choice is plumtreuse in those waters.. thats just me! caught the majority of my fish on that color there… and let me tell u waders become ur best friend this time of year!! Baffin bay is notorious with jelly fish!! learned to hard way.. u can […]
Re: Waders Simms and Simms only. I will never wear anything else.
Re: need flounder tips/location shallowrnrGood tipLaterBruce
Reality or Illusion — April 26, 2009 Folks sorry if I sound like a broken record, but it just doesn’t get any better than right now. Even with 30 MPH plus winds, you can still catch good trout.Between bring your own boaters and guided trips; we are consistently catching limits for guests that wish to […]
Re: TOPWATERS Thanks Capt. Shulerfor the great info.
Re: TOPWATERS Thanks I an going to look for that S.W.A. for that month. Thanks for the great info.
Thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thieves!!!! Folks, I know I sound like a broken record but please think about what this bay was two years ago and what we have now. It’s only going to get better if we respect it.I have to rant some as to what we saw this past weekend, it was not only me but […]
Re: wade fishing reels I have been fishing saltwater for many years with Shimano reels and have had great success. However, I break them down and clean, oil and lubricate them at least once a year. I like the larger frame reels, so I use Calcuttas, but also have several Curados that work great. Good […]
Re: wading belts… Man: that's a hard one. I prefer the Simms Dry Creek Bags, but I never keep fish so I don't need a stringer. The Foreverlast belts are good and I think William and Oseph makes a good one that dad swears on. Good luck, man.
Re: FISHING LINES Do you mean 8# dia but its 20#test.I PUT ON SOME 10# test sufix siege on my curado man i really like it landed two nice reds 26/271/2 no problem.I can cast a country mile on a 1/16oz jig head with a seadevil on it no problem. I an using the 20# […]
Re: THE LURES weedless topwater rig and a gold spoon for sure!! and whatever colors ur most confident in!!