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Fish Catching Travel
It is the last day of February and it is the first time in a long time when I am thrilled to have a month out of here. Today it is 46 degrees, with a wind chill of 37, and raining. There are small craft advisory on the bay until this evening. The wind is varying between 18 and 25 mph out of the north as I write this, another real nice day. But it is raining so I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth, we still need it.
My first locator was the old flasher style and actually it got the job done, and once you knew what you were seeing it was great. Of course the whole area of fish locators seems to be changing yearly. Usually new and improved products end up costing me money, but this time I got a break. As folks upgrade their GPS/Locators there are a few working simple locators out there. So when I was whining about having to replace a couple of front locators my buddies, Bobby and Voe, came to the rescue. Both upgraded the one on their boat and I got the old. As their primary use is the front end of the boat simply to keep track of how deep it is they are perfect. Thanks guys.
I got this nice comment from Rick
On another note, you don’t need to be sorry when you dont post. You offer a FREE fishing information site that is top notch. You are not getting paid for all your efforts (which I’m sure are considerable), so ….like many of your followers, when you post it, we’ll read it. Have a great day!
I really appreciate that comment. When this all began 3 years ago I had no idea it would turn out like this. That so many folks would read this leaves me feeling irresponsible if I did not get something new up ever couple of days. Of course what goes with that is keeping a bait in the water, which can be difficult at times for lots of reasons. But it is funny when I feel guilty because I have not fished in a couple of days. So thanks for reminding me why I do this.
Speaking of getting something new up I am so mad at myself for reading, and then throwing away, one of those free saltwater mags I picked up in Corpus. So forgive me if I get the fine details wrong but there is something we can all take away from the article written by a guide from the Corpus area.
He and his wife guide in the Laguna and Baffin area, and according to his article they have had a really banner year on big trout. While I don’t get caught up in the numbers thing, they are catching some serious trout (100′s) from 26″ and up to over 31″ on a method that makes real sense, especially after our 2 day trip down there a couple of weeks ago.
There is a really steady, super intelligent, fishing pressure on the Baffin area, and it seemed almost as busy as POC. And one thing I noticed was folks sure were on the same patterns and structures. The point to all this is their solution is to do something with a little more finesse, fish plastics basically weightless. And I believe he was talking regular/smaller plastics. His theory was that by fishing plastics with little or no weight it stays in their face just a little longer. They have reduced their use of Fat Boys and other bigger baits in favor of a more subtle approach, and it is working for them. And as a consequence their big fish production has actually gone up this past year. Talk about a well thought out method for catching bigger fish. If anyone remember who, or where, that article was let me know, I want to give them credit.
Jimmy sent me this nice note, good timing.
Glad your back and good luck with the cataract surgery. I had both eyes done last year and what a great improvement. The only draw back is using all the eye drops but that only lasts about 30 days. Good luck on the surgery and great fishing.
Good to hear directly from someone who has had it done. Monday morning I will get the surgery done and then finally back to fishing. As Larry, one of my other readers said, I should be able to spot those redfish a lot better. I appreciate all the kind words I have gotten, it is time to get it over with, hell getting old.
After our trip to Baffin the Shoedog, Chris, and I are all wanting to get back on the water, in my case to fish the Waxwing and weightless soft plastics. Funny how chasing bigger trout makes you want to do it again. And one thing that never fails to motivate me is coming. Daylight savings time starts next week, and with the time change no excuse not being on the water at daylight. And it doesn’t hurt anything when it stays lighter an hour later, makes an afternoon trip well worth the effort.
And with that time change comes the next full moon. Wherever you are in Texas the bass are hitting the beds, or sure thinking about it. And it is one of the easiest times of the year to establish a pattern. Simply start on the river or creek channel outside the mouth of a big south facing cove. Fish all the way to the back end of the cove, paying particular attention to secondary points in the cove. I find that alternating with a Swim Jig, a KVD 2.5, and a spinnerbait about covers it. Once you find the right bait, and the best location, it is game on this time of year.
Tomorrow the temp is supposed to be up considerably, but with a pretty significant chance of rain. So it will be up before daylight, and if it is not raining hard it will be off to fish somewhere, depending on the conditions. As long as the temp is up I intend to give it a go. So keep stopping in and thanks for reading my stuff.
Good Luck and Tight Lines