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 […]
Re: Official Word on East Cut Dredging 🙂 This is great news and that is not an unrealistic amount of money to raise. We just need some good ideas on rocks to turn over and possibly a couple of fundraisers (tournaments, BBQ’s, and etc). Maybe a bumper sticker program like the cops have with the […]
March 22, 2006 — Blow, Blow, Blow the Man Down Holy wind tunnel Batman; to say the spring breezes are here will be a huge understatement. The past week has seen Laguna Madre glass followed by all the rippled water you could ever wish for. Last Thursday and Friday offered up a phenomenal topwater bite […]
April 17, 2005 — Bud, Dickey and the Boyz!!!! Well it’s Sunday evening about 8:30 P.M. and we STILL HAVE NOT RECOVERED FROM THE BOYZ!!!! There’s nothing like having 28 good friends for 4 days to totally wear you out. If I had to fish these guys every time I would be dead. No one […]
May 8,2004 — Storms, Wind and Lots of Rain The past two weekends have kept all of us on the water, on our toes. Saturday May 1 we had 50 plus M.P.H. winds and heavy rains. Saturday May 8 dealt us 3 plus inches of rain. Despite these adverse weather conditions we have managed to […]
September 15, 2006 — Christmas for Fisherman I have noticed I have been walking around humming the tune of 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' the last few days and wondering why. I finally figured it out over the last few days while wading the bay. The next few weeks are the best […]
August 14, 2005 — Wind, Reds, and Retirement Everyday on the water is a great day. Fishing with new friends and watching a first fish caught on the fly and the largest trout someone has ever caught within twenty minutes of each other makes a very special day. We started the week off in our […]
Re: Pop Gets Wake Up Call! Thanks for all the calls and e-mails! Feeling fine: JUST ABOUT TO GO NUTZZZ staying around the house!!!! I get back on the water tomorrow,yea ha!!!! Sad thing Doc. still will not let me night wade, Full Moon is calling. Capts' Brandon, Ted ,Steven , Ray , Dan and […]
Re: Pop Gets Wake Up Call! Brandon; Tell your Dad that I am glad the problem was solved with stents. I had a triple by pass in 1984 and a stent in 2004. My advise to your Dad, from experience, do what the Doc says. He will feel better, have more energy and want to […]
73 Is Just the Beginning — May 21, 2007 What a fun week and an eye opening one, as well. In my investment days, I was always amazed by the mental acuity and acumen of a few of our, well let’s say, seniors. I would sit down with a few of my clients in the […]
Re: baffin bay…. andur right on….Danny!that one day i was using a she-pup chrome and black…..my buddy was using a bone colored super-spook jr! we were bout 10 yards off the bank cause the water dropped to about six feet in a couple of steps!
ice? Wheres the cheapest ice in or around Pt. Mansfield???Thanks.Coming from San Antonio..
PUCKER FACTOR…HIGH — August 6, 2007 As I write this, the adrenal glands are pumping, eyes are dilating, and my heart is pounding. After of month of getting life insurances, accidental death and dismemberment policies renewed, and good old fashioned blood transfusions of ice water, my Tuesday/Wednesday crew and I are ready for action. Our […]
Re: First Timer Goes to Port Mansfield Putawaywet's Advice is spot on. I always recommend newbies to learn the East Cut and the North Shoreline first. Fewer obstacles, more traffic (for breakdowns and possible trouble), and a lot easier to learn, not to mention shallower. I also recommend going to Academy, or I think Rip […]
New Member Hi, I'm new to this board but not to fishing. I've fished Mansfield for about 15 yrs now. I usually fish the land cut around Gladys hole and at times the east cut. I hope to post useful info for everyone intersted. I also post up on Breakawayusa.com. This is mainly a surf […]
Re: West Shoreline Pretty clean going north. Running the east facing sout spoils still has a few hiding obstructions.
New Fly Record Red Snapper-Pending Certification Pending approval by the state the new, fly caught, record Red Snapper will be 11lbs 11oz caught by myself last Monday morning out of Port Mansfield. The bigger fish were suspending off the structure so the Lowrance 111 HD came in handy. I used a HEAVY Scientific Angler sink […]
ENHS… 🙂 …. Cpt. Brandon, I read on that fishing report that you teach at Edinburg North. Well I graduated from there 2004. 😉 Mr. Medrano was my chemistry teacher. Is he still there ?
Re: ducks AaronThanks for using our forum. Yes we have plenty of ducks now but after this norther we look for them to explode in numbers. I'll post a hunting report next week we have a group coming in Friday for a two day hunt. If it is half as good as last week I […]
Re: Port Mansfield lights The trip went great, the house was awesome, fishing was great before the front blew in. Did some drinking, caught up with family and friends. I couldnt believe all the construction going on around town, alot of the little spots me and my buddies use to fish at have all been […]
What’s More Important; Length or Width? February 29, 2008 Valid question!!! The last few days since my 17 Feb. report the LONG or FAT Big Girls have put on a show for our quests’! Last Friday was the best day to date this year with 6 over 7 pounds, 2 over 8 pounds and a […]
Re: Where To Start Reel Deal Don't ya hate fishing? First answer, towas I fishing too fast? Maybe, maybe not. Most likely, you were anticipating and setting the hook before you felt the weight of the fish. Also, if you find you are missing quite a few fish on tops, when the fish hits stop […]
Trout reg proclamations for 2008 Bruce/Brandon, From reading the agenda for the hearings in January, it does not appear that using live croaker as bait will be addressed this year–is that correct? What will help keep the ball rolling on this important trophy trout issue? The January meetings looked like they were primarily considered with […]
Trout and Edges — May 12, 2008 Do you power wade? As you read this article, think about the question and see if you are. Most waders have a tendency to get out of the boat and take off. They think the more ground you cover the better your chances are to catch fish. In […]
WE ARE BACK!!! Sorry we were off line! Folks!!! Sorry for being down the last few days. Our web site hosting facility had a MAJOR ELECTRICAL FIRE and it took them 4 days to get over 9000 sites back on line. We will get a new report posted ASAP.
Re: Headin to Port Aransas, need fishing advice Big GirlSorry for the late reply but we just don't have a lot of computer time. Sorry but I can't help much with fishing around P.A. But reds or reds, if you are fishing the surf or a pier you couldn't go wrong fishing cut mullet on […]
WE”RE BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!! First Shirley and I want everyone on the upper coast, Louisiana, and east Texas to know we send our prayers for a speedy recovery. We only know too well what they are going thru. Well after TWO MONTHS we are back in business. Yes!! Momma Getaway has done some redecorating and furniture changing! […]
dealing with high pressure Fronts — October 28, 2008 Well they have started! Clear high pressure northers! We started out Friday morning with water temperatures falling from 82 down to 67 degrees; yes the fish were some what sluggish with the combined temperature drop and the clear skied high pressure front. But after a little […]
Thanksgiving Happy Thaknsgiving to you and your families. Bruce
May June fishing I have fished Port Mansfield the last three years in mid Oct and love the wade fishing. My fishing group is trying to find a way to take another trip during the year. It would be best at the end of May or June. What can we expect in the way of […]
Re: Saturday Trip Thanks for the quick reply. Got into town around 11 am and walked about a mile down the north shore. Waded a small cove using a gulp shrimp under a mualer. No luck. Switched to top waters and gold spoons still no luck. Headed to the south side of the port and […]
Re: Tackle… Storage When I said worm bags, those permanent bags in binders was what I was talking about. I will check into the Simms waterproof bag, thanks for the tip. lesh
Re: The Return of Poppie’s Pink Posse! (Captain Sally’s Women’s Retreat 2/09) squirrelfish You know how easy I cry , how could you make such a statement about me???????????????????????????????????????????????? Your report is appreciated but HOW / HOW could you speak so badly about me. FULL OF HOT AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!Please remember my name is Bruce Shuler or[color=red] […]
Re: Fishing along a shoreline LilRoam That is a very broad question! When asking that to a TWO FINGERED TYPER it is best you send me your phone number by private message and I will be happy to call and help you any way. It would take me an hour to type a reply. Thanks […]
devil eye lures / corkys Any know were I can pick some up. ???
Re: Inshore Fishing South of the Border Lesh, I can remember when your dad's dad went down there…came back with some incredible stories. Tried to get my dad to go down there with him but never worked out. The area dow tthere, perhaps not the one that Bruce is describing was called 5th and 6 […]
Re: TOPWATERS I've caught fish on a bone superspook jr. in hot and cold weather, sunny and cloudy days, clear and muddy water.
Eliminating dead water I've heard this term before but have never acutally practiced it..Do you guys at the lodge show your customers this technique?What is the trick? ;D
Re: LURES!!!!! Im no captain by any means but I have been having success on Plumtruese colored sand eels or brown lures and bone!! those are my go to lures.. i also throw alot a rootbeer colored brown sea devil that does pretty well!! my 2 cents!!
THE LURES Hey guys,What are yalls go to lures on topwaters I need some ideas for my new tackle box(tryin to start a saltwater tackle box) i also need ideas on lures that [b][u]work[/u][/b](soft plastic,hard lures,etc.) please list THX ;D ;D ;D
Re: Debris from Dolly GLB-1 Most of the west shore line is ok, just be careful north of the sunk barge on the East cut. About ¼ mile north is: TWO pieces of debris. Both are marked but not very well. One is a wood structure the other is a steel frame. One is marked […]
FISHING LINES What are most of you using mono/braids what # test
Re: Kingfish How far out do the shimp boats go???