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October 25, 2016

13 Pound Flounder are Real!

The first flounder that grabbed my attention lived in the marsh on the outer edge of Sabine Lake. Flopping in the shallow waters on the southwest side of 87, it had my Zebco 808 tested to […]
October 24, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Galveston Marsh Donkey

This is a 27.75″ 8.9# tournament redfish. It was caught on a Rapala Skitter Walk in my Jackson Kayak on 12# Ande Mono and a 7′ med Dan James Rod.
October 21, 2016

Texas Hotshots – First Tripletail

1st Tripletail out of Galveston Texas
October 17, 2016

Tips for Fall Specks and Reds

Want to find specks and redfish right now? Look to the cuts in the marsh and any big “s-turn” or crossroads in the marsh with lots of tidal flow to hold perhaps more trout than normal. […]
October 13, 2016

Manta Ray Filmed One Mile Off Texas Beach (video)

Last week Andy Allen and Reggie Begelton captured this video of a large manta ray swimming a mile west of the Sabine Jetties. Manta rays are present in the Gulf of Mexico but sightings are rare and […]
October 10, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Bull Redfish Action Sea Rim State Park

Bull Redfish caught at Sea Rim State Park. Fishing beyond the breakers from a kayak. This is my personal best at 41″. I also caught the most Bull Reds that day. Landed 5 lost 5.
October 10, 2016

Texas Hotshots – East Bay Slayer

East bay Galveston Texas, Hanna’s reef caught this beast on a tail.
October 6, 2016

Texas Forecast Middle Coast – Port Aransas: Traylor Islands

Location: Port Aransas Hotspot: Traylor Islands GPS: N 27 56.6849, W97 4.4609 (27.9448, -97.0744) Species: Flounder Best Baits: Gigging Contact: Capt. Jack McPartland 361-290-6302 [email protected] www.treble-j-charters.com Tips: Capt. McPartland explained anglers will have their chance for […]
October 3, 2016

Flounder Spawning in the Channel? “Rolling” Like Gar?

Out of all the fish I have pursued none get tunnel vision so to speak over prey items like flounder. When they are locked on tiny menhaden (shad) they often refuse other offerings and feed with enough […]
September 29, 2016

Texas Forecast Upper Coast – West Matagorda Bay: Cottons Bayou

Location: West Matagorda Bay Hotspot: Cottons Bayou GPS:    N 28 30.45, W96 12.3816 (28.5075, -96.2064) Species: Speckled trout Best Baits: Super Spook Junior or soft plastics Contact: Capt. Van Critendon 361-648-1886 [email protected] Tips: Capt. Critendon says […]