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Texas Coast August 2009;

The Mayor of Port Mansfield

The Mayor of Port Mansfield

I have been  fishing along the South Texas Coast over the last couple of weeks and enjoying some fantastic Redfish and speckled trout  fishing.  Port Mansfield is a little Texas town along the famous King Ranch with whitetail deer and Rio Grand turkey walking around downtown.  I think the mayor of Mansfield eats corn and oats!!

Evening feeding

Evening feeding

The fishing has been fantastic for redfish and speckled trout. Limiting out on most days which equates to 3 redfish and 5 trout per person. Of course the alotted amount per person was not taken, only a few chosen fish were taken for the table.  The large expanses of clear grass flats  covered with large speckled trout and redfish really got me excited about this place. 
28" redfish

28" redfish

We targeted tailing redfish and plenty of big trout on these grassflats  on poppers and slider early in the morning and then as the wind kicked up we used topwater plugs and spoons to really clean-up.
25" Speckled trout

25" Speckled trout

The wind really can get moving in this part of Texas but certain flats can be untouched by the wind. Padre Island and all the spoil island seem to raise the wind above the water level. The grass on the surface of the water during lower tides also helps.  I grew up along this coastline before guiding the Everglades  and during August -October I am going to guide the Texas Coast. These are the best months to be in Texas fishing. The 25-30″ redfish are schooling up for the migration out the pass into the gulf and trout are everywhere. So come on down and eat some great mexican food and do some fishing. I will be fishing Rockport-Port Mansfield. Lodging is great from Rockport to Port Mansfield. I will try and get some links for places to stay but if you have any questions now just call or e-mail me. 
Average speckled trout

Average speckled trout

Average redfish on the flats 25"

Average redfish on the flats 25"

Average 18-22" trout on the flats

Average 18-22" trout on the flats

More to come as I explore  some old stopping grounds!!

August 2009 Fishing Log;

Just got the new motor for next season and I am ready to start fishing. The bigger 40hp yamaha will push us with two big anglers at a comfortable speed. The winter time haunts will be in our range optimizing fishing time instead of running time. I had to raise the platform three inches to fit everything but this motor was way over due.  the new 40hp Yamaha motorBack viewThe New and improved Hell's BayCome on down and try it out.  I took it out yesterday and caught two tarpon on fly solo. This motor is soooooooo quiet.  Thanks to the everyone that made this possible.

August 2009 Fishing log;

Chris Emblidge had the foredeck for a day and what a memorable day it was. The weather was nice and the water was full of bait in every size. Tarpon were present but were just making passes at the lures we used. We caught our snook early on jigs and then sight fished a few redfish later in the day. We did see 15 or so redfish in the shadows but only managed one nice 25″ redfish and had two others eat the gold spoon but no solid hookups. That happens when you see the eat and pull the rod before the fish actually get the lure or fly in its month.

snook on jig

snook on jig

July and August fishing report;

It has been hot but the fishing has been good mostly in the early morning hours. Leaving the dock at 5:45am and returning around 2:00pm or so. Depending on the weather and the fishing. We had a few days in July that Bob Maucher of Coastal Angler Magazine had and the weather stayed overcast for most of the day. The fishing was fantastic with lots of snook and redfish being sight fished in the shallows. Even on Bob’s crazy worm!! He also got a few on top-water as well as letting me in on the action.  

The Author's fish from the poling platform

The Author's fish from the poling platform

31" snook

31" snook

Bob's redfish on a bass worm?

Bob's redfish on a bass worm?