Just because you aren't able to make the 5 hour trip to the South Llano this weekend doesn't mean that you can't take advantage of our local waters. So far I've had 4 people contact me about fishing locally this weekend. I had to decline as I'm out west. Post up on here, or another forum, and get these guys on the water! "Puck"
TFF Bolivar trip, 2019-04 Fish were caught. 13 anglers. Multiple species, redfish, trout, flounder, sheephead, croaker, etc. all came to hand. Food was prepared and shared by all. Good times were had Details below:
On February 11, 2019, Joe French, Dennis Auger, Nicolas Lestrer and Joe Nicklo travelled to South Louisiana with hopes and expectations of fooling those wily big bull red fish with feathers and tinsel at the end of a 30-pound leader … and with the help of two seasoned guides. Weather is always a factor at this time of year and it proved to be uncooperative. We got blown off the water the first day by a fast moving storm that blew thru with thunder and lightening for most of the day. Fortunately, the next day arrived with blue skies, sunshine and 15 to 20 mph winds. We arrived at the Hopewell marina at 8AM where we met guides Miles and David. Shortly, we were underway with French and Auger fishing to the South and Lester and Nicklo fishing to the North. Eight hours later we met back at the marina only to find that French and Auger kicked butts with several good red fish. French hooked and landed this huge 41” bull along with several others. Auger also caught several nice reds as seen in the attached photos. Sad to say, Lester and Nicklo had none.
3 of us made it to Shoalwater, and launched from Charlie's Bait Camp. The water was clean and there was no wind.
I think we should go fishing the day after the 27th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival I propose that we meet at Charlie's Bait Camp, 4194 Lane Rd, Seadrift, TX 77983, with boats and kayaks Sunday morning and try out those flies that we just tied. Thoughts?
Postponed to the 17th due to the high winds expected at the National Seashore. Ron Mayfield has stepped up to lead as "Puck" will be not be able to lead. Jacks in the Surf; Nov 16-18, 2018
Our friend Daniel went down to PINS and checked the fishing for us o October 27th.
"We threw clousers, surf candy, ep bait fish, bunnies, seaducers, deceivers, (Red and whites, chartreuse, natural, black and purple) and the pompano was caught on a small crab imitation. They were feeding so heavily they would have hit anything that moved. Definitely recommend taking some wire leader material. The sharks were interested in darker bait fish patters (black and purple).
Les describes his thoughts behind tying this simple pattern, as he ties it.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
140 denier thread, tan
Bead chain eyes
Barred rubber or silicone legs
Coyote body fur
Les shows us how he sharpens his hooks before he ties the fly. Some of the better hooks on the market can rust as soon as you sharpen them. So he has this tip/trick that prevents this.
Les ties a modified, but still simple, fly that works well in our Texas Bays.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
180 denier thread, pink
Craft fur, orangutan orange
Krystal flash, silver
Zonker strip, black-tipped orange
Grizzly and Cree hackle, oversized