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Turkey season over, let’s start fishing!

I think I say this every year, albeit earlier in the calendar, but it is time to start fishing.  Let’s face it, weather this Spring has been bizarre.   We had fronts coming in as late as last week, the wind was howling creating very challenging sight fishing conditions and the boat traffic was extreme.  […]

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Fishing Improving, Slowly

Since Labor Day, the fishing seems to be improving, slowly.  Tides are extremely high which is making access to areas we normally cannot reach accessible.  The problem of course is that it also tends to scatter fish.  But we are getting at least acceptable numbers of shots every day, and even having the occasional double […]

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Signs of Fall…..

For the most part, the fishing this summer has been sub-par. But for the first time in at least a few weeks, the fishing seems to be at least showing signs of normalcy.  First, a couple of observations.  There seems to be a missing age class of fish, or at least a really under-represented age […]

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Confessions

Fishing the last couple of weeks has varied between not very good and terrible.  In fact, I have a confession to make.  On Monday I didn’t have a trip so I decided to go spin fishing by myself up in Port Mansfield.  For some time, I have had a package of Berkley Gulp sitting in […]

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Lots of wind but lots of fish

This is my 6th year here and as far as I can recall, this has been the toughest early season I have seen. Fishing continues to be a challenge with very high winds, even early in the morning.  On the mornings in the last week that the wind laid down, there were plenty of tails […]

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Mamas and Babies

I haven’t posted any reports for a few weeks mostly because the fishing has been so inconsistent, fueled by winds that can’t seem to make up their mind (blowing from all directions) and the start of tournament season.  For instance, after surviving the Shallow Sport owners tournament last weekend (in which I have to say […]

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Overheard on the Arroyo

I had a client last week who had two goals – he really wanted to catch a big trout and a snook.  I told him no problem – that we actually had been catching lots of snook at night off my dock and that we could certainly go look for some trout.  We decided to […]

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April Showers Bring May Flowers, and snook, tarpon and redfish

April brought some significant rainfall, which we really needed.   To me, it’s really interesting to watch the changes that occur after big storms.  I have developed this theory that after significant rain falls the fishing is significantly better to the south of the Arroyo.  My guess is that significant amounts of fresh water get dumped […]

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Go East Young Man

Whoever said that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb never lived on the Texas coast.  The lion is still alive and well……..   Conditions this week made fly fishing challenging.  Clouds and high afternoon winds have made visibility in many areas near impossible and casting difficult.  None the less, we […]

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The Dog Chronicles – Chapter 2

The wind is howling, there are armies of sunburned teenagers in WalMart with cases of Natural Light, big trout are making their way onto shallow flats and the fish are moving around aggressively on the east side sands.  Yes, all the tell tale signs of Spring Break. If you have read my reports in the […]

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