Report: Brown & Roots Flats Outing

Five fly fisherman headed out in kayaks to fish B&R flats East.   Friday’s contingent consisted of Eric,D., Puck, Phil S., Joe N. and Scott. We encountered light winds mostly sunny skies and clear water.  Fishing was challenging with most finding locating fish the difficult factor.  4 of the 5 of us caught fish.  Redfish and ladyfish were caught.  Puck was high man with 3 reds landed.  Puck found them in deeper (2 ft.) water and willing to hit VIP poppers in the afternoon.  Scott used a gold spoonful for his reds.  Both Phil and Joe utilized electric powered kayaks and were fresh at the end of the fishing.  The remainder were tired after 6 miles of paddling.

Pam and Phil Stranahan hosted a BBQ dinner Friday night at their Rockport house.  Mike Q. and Mark M. joined us for dinner and Saturday fishing.  We all left full or both great food and fishing stories.

Saturday began with high hopes of repeating Fridays pattern of drifting open water and throwing VIP’s.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work well.  Persistence paid off and reds were caught on spoon flies.  The largest red  was 24”.  Saturday was a calm cloudy day.  We were all off the water as when the afternoon rain appeared.

The B&R flats outing is an easy trip with shallow clear water.  It is ideal for both beginners and experienced fly fishers.  You missed a fun trip.   Erik caught his 1st redfish on the fly.  Don’t miss the next outing.

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