Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shallow Water Fly Fishing in Rockport this Week

Finally, a little break in this long, long winter...!!! Poled the shallow water the past two days in Rockport with clients and found a good number of fish! What really surprised me, however, was where some of them were. With a cold wind blowing (although it was sunny), redfish were scattered on really shallow sand out in the open in the Brown and Root Flats! Also, there were groups of giant trout sitting next to some of the spoil islands on the Intracoastal in Redfish Bay. We had some great shots and the sunshine felt really good. I had the feeling that the fish really want it to be spring. Pods of hard heads were schooled up in the B&R with some redfish around them as well. This is the earliest that I've ever seen this phenomenon. I think the fish are just as sick of this cold weather as we all are!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Big Day on Baffin

In my new boat (a 2010 Curlew by NewWater Boatworks) with some great clients today, Mother Nature greeted us with an unexpectedly blustery day. Guiding with Capt. Aubrey Black and some of his clients, I've been trying my hand at learning a new bay system and fishing for trophy trout.

Well, one person in our group, Randy Pyle (a long-time client of Aubrey's and a great fisherman, too), caught a beautiful 28+" trout that weighed in at a little over 8 pounds today. The rest of us caught a few smaller trout, and three really nice redfish. But, overall, the day was a little tough, mostly because of the very blustery weather. We fished the South Shoreline of Baffin, the Meadows and the King Ranch Shoreline, looking for mullet in concentrations. The same group will be going out tomorrow and the weather doesn't sound any better, but now, because of that one gigantic trout, everyone has a strong desire to go, no matter what! That's fishin' for you!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I'm speaking tomorrow at Bass Pro in Pearland (Houston). Come to the fly shop, I'll be there all day! Check their website for seminar times.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Heading to Houston to prepare for the Saltwater Sportsman Magazine National Seminar Series where I will be a featured speaker on Saturday!