Captain Mike’s Blog

Sunday May 30, 2010

I had two 8 year old boys and their dads, and the fish gods were good to us. We caught lots of small trout and a few keeper trout and 4 redfish, but the surprise was a 39″ jack crevalle. After about a 40 minute battle we boated the fish and the boys were happy and have something to talk about for years to come, as well as the dads. The boys toughed it out ( getting up a 530 am) and fished hard. I bet they didn’t have to be rocked to sleep that night.
Looking forward to having them back again.
Great jobs guys.
Capt. Mike

Saturday May 29, 2010

Fish a great group of young men from Midland on a bachalor party. Started the day off with a few keeper trout and somebody turned off the lights ( the fish quit biting), worked lots of Aransas Bay that we had caught fish at Friday and found a few small trout. About noon the wind layed and Corpus Bay we headed. First stop the bite was on and made a good showing for the day. Great group and wish the groom the best and look forward to having them back again.
Thanks guys,
Capt. Mike

Friday May 28, 2010

5 -10 knot winds all night, so getting into Corpus Bay was out. We fished Aransas Bay and caught lots of small trout and a few keepers trout. Wind died about 11 am and we came home before it got super hot.
Capt. Mike

Sunday May 23, 2010

The wind is back, and it got higher! We got 1 keeper red and some rat reds on the first stop this morning, making us think it was going to be a good day catching. Water was off colored and the day was overcast making it hard to see sand pockets. We lost several good fish to bad luck, but that is fishing. We managed to catch lots of undersized reds and hardheads by the boat load, it’s that time of year again. I had a great time with folks from Kerrville and I am looking forward to having another great day on the water with them.
Capt. Mike

Saturday May 22. 2010

I fished a great group from Austin, the guys are hard core waders and the young lady was trying to learn to wade fish. She was a trooper to work the water, wade through the mud, shell, jellyfish, and everything else. They caught a few small red fish and had dink trout eat up bags of paddle tails. About 1 o’clock we decided we would try bait fishing; the wind was high and a lot of the water that has been producing trout was way to rough and off colored to wade fish. Well bait fishing was the ticket, Holly (the young lady) got her first trout, a beautiful 23 1/2 ” and a keeper red. I had a great time with them and look forward to having them again.
Congratulations Holly on your trout.
Capt. Mike

Friday May 21, 2010

What a way to start the day is with a 26 3/4″ trout and just a few cast later a 27 1/4″. I fish a group of men from Gatesville, Texas who go lots of action on trout and redfish. We had a great time, where I wanted to fish the wind was to rough and out of the wrong direction, so we just played the day to find fish in different places and most were holding fish. We had to work for our fish but ended up with a nice group. Looking forward to seeing them back again this summer. Thanks guys for a great day on the water.

Monday May 17, 2010

What a nice day to be on the water. The day started out overcast, but the clouds went away and partly clouded skies and light winds. I had 3 young men who just graduated law school and we had a great time. They caught trout, sand trout, and redfish to take home with them and lots of 5 lb. and bigger gafftop’s to keep them interested.
I want to wish them the best on their bar exam in late July and look forward to having them back again.

Sunday May 16, 2010

What a day, the sun came up clear, light southeast winds and the trout bite was on. It was not fast but but by 9am we had our limit, we even caught some sand trout, the first ones of the year. We moved back to the flats for reds and got 4 nice keepers with several smaller fish to help entertain us. Todd and Charles went home with lots of fish for supper. After 10 days of windy weather, what a great time to enjoy the day without getting blown out of the boat.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thank the lord the wind has died down and the water cleared about noon. Bite started out good early, we had 3 nice reds by 730 am and it shut off. We work around and found some hungry fish but had to go thru lots of smaller red (18 -19”) for each keeper. We got our 3 limits of reds. Great group of friends and look forward to having them back in August.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sometimes we think 35-40 mph wind is windy, but after today that is calm. 430 am gust to 40 sustained winds of 28. but we toughed it out and caught some nice reds and a 27” trout. Jim French of Justin, Texas on his first saltwater trip caught the trout for a first and 2 nice mid sized reds.