They fell from the sky

This spring was tough, some days REALLY tough, and it began to look like it was going to be a hard year. Blame the freeze/fish kill, the high salinity, whatever, but fish were hard to find and tough to catch. Luckily in the last 3 weeks the Coastal Bend has received...

Spring is in the air

The winter of 2020-2021 started out with some epic fishing, especially wading with lures in December and January. Unfortunately, it ended with a devastating freeze and a major hit to our coastal fishery. The bad news is that a lot of fish died. The good news is that a...

Feeling Like Fall

The calendar says it’s mid-November, but the warm, beautiful days and light east winds are far more indicative of late September. The bays have begun to thin out, as hunters have traded their rods for rifles or decoys. The bait stands are teeming with live shrimp,...

Dodging and Reeling

After a near miss from Hanna, we settled into a more normal summer pattern of low tides and light wind, and trout fishing stayed remarkably consistent despite the heat. Deep reefs were the key, but it got a bit tricky finding bait after the storm. Most bait stands...

Hanna Delivers

The big tide and rain delivered by Hurricane Hanna a couple weeks ago lived up to the billing, giving the coastal bend the perfect shot in the arm without the punch in the face to go along with it. The receding tides after the storm produces a couple days of good...

Summer Groove

The unusual strong winds of the last few weeks have given way to a much more normal summer pattern, with light winds and green water as far as the eye can see. Last week, the gulf laid down enough to get in some surf and king mackerel action. In the bay, the deep...