The past couple of weeks have been a blast.
The fish have been cooperative and the weather has been good.
Most days limits of trout have come early and this past week we've
seen the redfish move in.
This past Tuesday, the top water bite was awesome. I had started
off throwing a plum Kelly Wiggler Ball Tail Shad and had strung
one red and a nice trout. I had bait fish swirling all around
me and the water was as slick as glass. I just couldn't resist
trying a top water so I rigged up a pink Skitterwalk. My first
cast was met by a massive explosion as a big redfish hammered
it. After that I had redfish shooting out of the water missing
the bait. Then I got the interest of a"Big Girl". As
the pink bait zigged across the water, a big silver flash erupted
on it and ripped drag as the trout shook violently trying to unpin
the hooks from its mouth. I played it slow and smooth finally
wearing her down until I could secure her with my Boga Grips.
My guys had waded away from me so I slipped her on my stringer
and fired out another cast. "flick, flick,flick" the
pink bait danced until another bomb went off and I had another
red hooked up. I landed it, put it on my stringer and fired again.
This time another trout pounded it that was every bit the size
of the 28 on my stringer. Now comes the heart breaker. I had been
using the same shock leader for a week and knew that it needed
to be retied but had failed to do so. As I played the big trout
to within ten feet of me, she tried to make one more run and "ping"
the leader broke. She escaped with the only top water that I had
on me. I waded back to my boat, photographed,weighed and measured
the first big trout and released her to make babies. When I waded
back out I had a new "Pinky " tied on and a spare one
in the pocket of my vest. By then my guys were fishing on my "battle
field" and we're slaying their own fish. We finished that
day with limits of trout and eight redfish.
If you think that was good then wait until you hear this story.
Thursday I had Bennett Blocker, Tex Reich, Bill Golden, and Scott
Cannon with me. It turned out to be a great day with my guys boxing
twenty trout and six redfish. Scott was excited about using braided
line for the first time and that day sold him on it. Friday we
headed out in the fog and stopped along the King Ranch shoreline
where we had fish on the previous day. We caught a fish here and
there but not like the day before. Scott was just to my left tossing
a Thumping Mullet Slamming Chicken soft plastic. All of a sudden
he hooked up with a big fish that was ripping drag. He said that
it was probably a big redfish but as he worked the fish closer
he changed his mind as the big trout slashed across the top of
the water. I knew that he wasn't carrying a net so I waded over
to give him a hand. As he worked the trout up I saw it and realized
that what he had was a very big trout. I dipped the net under
it and at first wasn't sure that my net was big enough. On my
second scoop I slid her in. As I secured her with my Bogas the
hook fell out of her mouth. By then Bill had moved the boat up
to us. We measured, weighed , and photographed her and then Scott
released her. He had just caught and released his first 30 inch
I have this coming week and the first couple of days the following
week left to fish here in Corpus and then I'm back in Matagorda.
My spring and summer calendar is starting to fill up so don't
wait too long to get on my book.
To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037
or email me at email@example.com. You can look me up on the
Webb at www.matagordafishing.com. Hope you have some great days
on the bays.
PO Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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