Thursday, October 25, 2012

Port Isabel 10/21 - First Fishing Trip!!

We made a quick trip to the RGV this weekend and hit up Port Isabel & the ship channel on Sunday. Keith and I started the day early looking for a snook bite, and found them stacked up and eating until about 8:00am. We landed three, but we hooked up on several, and missed a few more confirmed snook bites. We also had a couple opportunities to sight cast to 30"+ snook. Unfortunately, I left my flipping stick at home, so I lost a good one that I couldn't slow down with light tackle. We also caught about 8 nice mangrove snapper and lots of crevalle and ladyfish. 

We headed in at about 9:30 for some breakfast, and to meet up with the afternoon crew. Rachel came down with Jeremiah, Noah, Jeff, Serena, and my mom. We loaded up with Transformers and Spiderman fishing rods, got live shrimp and hit up a couple honeyholes in the PI area. The boys had a blast and we caught mangrove snapper, jacks, piggy perch, ladyfish, trout, croaker, and a couple of nice flounder. After getting outgunned with the Transformers rods by big snapper, they switched to the big rods and muscled up! 

Not a bad haul for a first fishing trip!! We all had fun watching the boys reel 'em in & I can't wait to do it again. 

Wednesday Night Finale

I fished the last TTZ Wednesday night tournament of the season with Trey Epich and we took 3rd place out of 25 teams for $140. We caught most of our fish on jigs after dark. It was a close finish, as all top 3 bags were within ounces.

Chandeleurs Redfish

Stephen Gustafson did some damage with his LSU rod again! He sent me this pic of a 40" redfish that he caught at the Chandeleur Islands in Mississippi. Nice catch!!!!