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 18, 2006 — North Pole Conditions!!!! WOW!!!!! How can you describe fishing in a 35 MPH north wind, 40 degrees and drizzle? We hosted our good friend Mitch from Bay City along with his son’s bachelor party this weekend. Friday as I was getting my boat ready for Sat. I watched to the north […]
November 8, 2005 — Thanksgiving is when? Admittedly, since December 24, 2004, Mother Nature has shown incredible signs of Schizophrenia. With the first snowfall on record since 1854 in the Rio Grand Valley, Mother Nature ushered in a year of temperature records and has left us scratching or head as to the culprit. Has global […]
October 9, 2003 — FALL REDS Water temperatures remain in the upper 70s providing a comfortable wade without waders. Red fishing continues to be great. Fishing North provided non-stop action for the past three days. Reds were found from knee to chest deep water. Trout were located in chest to deeper water. The top water […]
May 12, 2006 — They Jumping in the Boat, or HOLY CRAP The fish called; 'They want their lips back.” To say we caught a few fish this week, would be like saying Ernest Hemingway wrote a few books. As my dear friend's cajun uncle would say, “They were jumping in da boat!” As all […]
June 27, 2005 — WHAT A WEEK!!! What can be said about a week like this one? Simply a red letter week; Incredible fisherman, incredible weather, NO WIND, predictable summer patterns, and very willing and cooperating fish. The past week has been merely nothing shorter than absolutely spectacular. Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, King's, Red's and Spec's […]
July 1 – 30, 2004 — King, Ling, Snapper, Trout and Reds After a nonstop July, I can finally catch up with fishing reports. I do admire the guides who fish everyday and can sit down and write fishing reports on a daily basis. This “OLD GUIDE” just doesn’t have that much energy and stamina. […]
Non fishing report! OR Humble pie! — March 10, 2007 How do you follow a report like last month, with Big Girls everywhere??? Well you get a day off before the Holder Fishing Show so you go with your best friend (Capt. Ted) fun fishing. I wish I could report we dropped anchor and started […]
Official Word on East Cut Dredging Alright, here is the official word regarding the dredging of the Port Mansfield East Cut. Speaking with Joe Hrametz, USACE official in charge of our area, states we have 1.6M earmarked for dredging. Nothing new…this has been the word on the street for awhile. Moreover, the WCND has recieved […]
Do I hear Bowie? — June 4, 2007 Come on…SING ALONG…P-P-P-Pressure! For those of you too young to remember the original beat bastardized by Vanilla Ice, David Bowie’s arguably most recognizable song found its way into my head sometime early Saturday morning as I looked for low traffic areas to fish. How much can our […]
Re: Wading at Night Tailchasr22 I would suggest not to night wade on a Holiday weekend or for that matter any weekend. We have ALOT of night fisherman who fish all night and run all over the bay without lights or proper safety equipment. Poor Game Wardens have their hands full! We only wade at […]
Re: boat…. sounds like an idea that i may be wanting to put some time looking into!! thanks alot…..what kind of boat u running with…..
New to Wading Hey, I'm new to wading and was wondeing what are some good plastics to start off with. […]
Re: Traveling to Mansfield tomorrow, any help is appreciated! Thanks guys. We are going on off shore with a guide, and am just wanting to try my luck at some of the other fish like trout and what not in the evenings while everyone else is hanging out around the pool. What would be […]
Big THANKS I just wanted to thank all our new members. We appreciate your being a part of our family. Please feel free to post and we can assure you no trash talk will ever grace this forum, Capt. Brandon set this up to help and inform people of whats happening not only at the […]
Re: Boat type for Port Mansfield Without being accused of being the tree hugger I actually am, well in this case the seagrass cuddler, I would recommend using the shallower drafting boat of the two. If you are unfamiliar with the waters of Port Mansfield, buy a Hot Spot map at Academy, or your nearest […]
Personal best Went out of Aransas saturday on a friends boat. Set a personal record and a new goal.After nearly no fishing this year I believe this made up for it. [img]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/070922fishing006Large.jpg[/img] Released-[img]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/DSCF6629Large.jpg[/img] [img]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/putawaywettexas/DSCF6630Large.jpg[/img] Now I'll be spending every possible resouce chasing a marlin.(“great” ::) )I'm stoked sick..Thanks Robert.Pescado Caliente raises fish.
Brown Tide I saw in one of the earlier October fishing reports that brown tide was pretty bad down there. What areas are impacted and is it starting to clear up?
Re: new to mansfield. we catch quite a few fish wading out of fred stone county park. we fish both plastics and live bait.
Captain Dan Coley on Calmer Seas Heaven just got a great Guide. I am writing this for dad and others that were lucky enough to know and love Captain Dan. Dad, Captain Bruce Shuler, and Dan were the closest of friends and dad has visited Dan numerous times over the last couple of weeks of […]
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Re: waders needed now BaginsIts fine without waders. Only thing, overcast days with wind can get chilly. Bring a wind breaker while you are running, you should be fine.LaterBruce
Re: looking for a new GPS/depth finder Tx ChickenI use a LMS-525C Gps and sonar combo. With an exterior transducer I get a good bottom reading. Only issue with the Laguna so shallow does not matter which unit you use , as they are just not made to record very shallow water. I would buy […]
Trout, Trout, and Silver King Sightings — May 21,2008 Fishing 12 out of the last 15 days with clients’: Catch and releasing before 10:00 AM, how could it get any better? Just as my previous reports asked: Are the numbers of 17” to 20” trout we are catching due to the regulation change last Sept. […]
What Time is IT…? — June 11, 2008 The old answer would have been Tool Time and just like old Tool Man Taylor Ma Nature has decided to kick things up a notch with the old wind tunnel. I was fishing with new friends the Little Tuna and Ted Lund and the old lady buffered […]
Re: Stormy tournament? Glad you faired well Chasin'.Have not heard from friends in P.M. but I'm sure they're busy cleaning up.Postponing trip till Oct.. Bruce and Brandon, I know you guys are covered up with things needing attention, so give us a report when time allows. Best wishes, John
Re: WE”RE BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!! Saw the nice aritical about you and Port Mansfiled in the Saltwater Sportman, GOOD JOB.
Re: East Ciut Dredging LarryIts happening as I write this reply. Will fill you in on your arrival. The bay is going to be unbelievable with the hurricane, rain and lack of pressure due to the economy. It’s only going to get better. Wait till you get here.LaterBruce
Re: got duck? Thunderboat The ducks are here! Our later season has always been the best, but the early cold fronts have our ducks here sooner. Feel free to stop by when you are down. Don't mind giving you heads up on where we are catching fish.LaterBruce
Kayak Fishing Well it's official a sales associate at Academy finally convinced me to purchase a kayak. I bought the Pelican Castaway becuase it was one of their cheaper priced kayaks and I don't know if I'm going to like this type of fishing. Anyways I just wanted to know what people think about kayaking […]
Fishing Buddies Wondering if anyone out there is interested in wade fishing off port mansfield. I do most of my fishing off the bank as my boat is out of commission as of now. So anyone wanting to hook up for a trip get at me. Or if your wanting to go in your boat […]
Re: Fishing Buddies Really doesent matter to me..Thou I favor PM over any other area lol.. Weather permiting i forsee wet lines this weekend.
Re: How’s the bite!!! Li lRoamThe bite has been great. Last weekend was tuff but we still managed 4 over 4# and one about 7#. I left Monday fro the fishing show in houston but Capt. Ted (Poppie) had a great day Monday and today. Spoke with him late afternoon they had 2 over 28″ […]
Re: SHORT UPDATE 3/23/09 Big Fish Kudos to Capt. Bruce for pointing folks in the right direction. 8) I live in San Antonio but I grew up in the Valley. We used to wade fish Port Mansfield from the Arroyo to the cut and have always done pretty good. Though I must say that the […]
Re: South of Benny’s Shack near Saucer area!!! By the way …Benny's Shack isnt there any more…just so you know ole Hurrricane Dolly seems to have taken it away.
Re: boat me this… ChasinTailToo much information to type by a TWO FINGERED TYPIST! Call me to night after 8:00PM and I'll be happy to share what I know about different brands and how they function.956-944-4000LaterBruce
The Return of Poppy’s Pink Posse — May 4, 2005 Since my April 26 report, we have fought 30+ mph winds every day. South Texas in the spring. We’re so tried of being in 30+ mph winds day after day but the thing that keeps everyone going is the fish. No other place on the […]
Re: Eliminating dead water Would that tern have to do with wasting time in unproductive waters . Looking at an area that shows no signs of bait fish moving or anything going on just not worth while wasting time in the area.And going to look for better wate to fish in.
Re: LURES!!!!! shallowrnrSorry for the late reply, just TOO OLD to post every night. By the way thanks for the reply chasintail. Most of the time our reports will give you a pretty good idea what we are using. If you want feel free to call me and I'l feel you in what we used […]
Re: THE LURES Thanks for everything ;D
Re: Thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outstanding post Cpt Bruce. The fish we have in the bay belongs to all of us. People of such distasteful behavior, take resorces from us, our children and our grandchildren. Conservation, and stopping double dipping, i.e poaching is a responsibility for us all. We all should feel a sense of duty […]
Re: face masks Best of luck brother. Sunscreen…something I need to use more off.
Re: devil eye lures / corkys Was suprised to find some Devil Eyes today at Academy and they had a pretty good selection.