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November 16, 2016

Texas Hotshots – First Tournament First Flounder and WON!

I took my cousin to the 2016 Castaway Cup for his first tournament. We wade fished and worked the banks looking for some big ones. I actually fished in front of him and fished the same […]
November 15, 2016

Fishing Between Fronts

I was kayak fishing on the south side of West Matagorda Bay in mid-December. It was a sunny day with air temperatures in the low seventies, and wind coming from the southeast at five to ten […]
November 15, 2016

Seeking Sheepshead

My grandfather, the late George Moore, rarely fished by the time I came along. Most of my memories of him are shucking oysters on the front porch or watching Mid-South Wrestling. He and I were both big […]
November 10, 2016

Flounder Run Cancelled? Warm Weather to Blame?

Has the fall “flounder run” been cancelled? Has the unusually warm weather short-circuited what is typically the best flounder fishing of the year? The answer is no and yes. The “run” is not canceled but the […]
November 8, 2016

Fall Flounder Tips

Flounder are slowly beginning to stage for their fall migration to the Gulf. Although it is not prime time yet, we are getting there and there are plenty of options to hook into big ones. Hardcore flounder: This […]
November 4, 2016

Texas Hotshots – First Bull Red (41 inches)

This was a trip I took with two of my sons at the Jetties in Galveston. It was 41 inches long and was tagged and taken home to eat.
November 3, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Big Drum

Carol caught this big black drum while fishing near the Pelican Island Bridge in Galveston. She was using a tiny dead shrimp to fish for sand trout in about 10′ of water. When she was holding […]
November 2, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Shark Bigger than Fisherman

Jackson Polk (6) with a little help from his Papaw, Wes Pyfer shows off the shark that he caught while fishing with his family near the San Luis Bridge near Galveston. Jackson caught the shark while […]
November 2, 2016

Flounder on the Reefs

Some of the best flounder early in the fall are on the reeds on southern end of Texas bays. Reefs are difficult to fish for something that lives on the bottom but they can be fruitful […]
November 1, 2016

Texas Hotshots – 36 inch beauty – Personal best

Last cast (live mullet) caught along JFK Causeway.
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