by Capt Mullet
Had a great weekend of catching. With warmer water temps in the low 60's I decided to go back to fishing shallow flats in the 3-4 ft depth over heavy shell and it payed off big time. Had some great guys down from the North part of the country and they kept telling me about how good the ice fishing was up there and I just kept thinking "poor fellas". It really made me appreciate Texas and our winter weather. These guys had a blast catching a ton of reds and trout up to 6 1/2 pounds. I don't think we had any trout under 3 pounds but we actually caught more reds than trout that day.6 1/2 pounder Nice!!5 pounder!
Temperatures have been above normal for the past few weeks and the fishing has been hot because of it. The outgoing tide seems to be the best bite but we are definitely catching them on the incoming also. There are still a lot of fish in the 5-7 ft depth but I haven't caught any of the bigger ones in it. Just regular sized trout (15-20 in.) in that depth. The bigger ones are definitely in the shallower waters. Lots of redfish that day!
Boats had covered up my fishing spot and killed the redfish bite on Saturday so we moved around a little bit and still found some really nice trout but couldn't manage to kill the reds like we did the day before. Young Alec was on fire catching twice as many fish as his dad that day. This was his second fishing trip ever and he caught the super slam all by himself. Redfish, speckled trout, flounder and black drum and I think we now have an angler for life.8 year old with his 4 3/4 pounder!!
It didn't take Alec long to figure out how to pop the cork and keep up with his slack properly and he caught a ton of fish. His dad and I were amazed that it seemed like he was getting twice the bites that his dad and I were getting. We were both completely impressed and I have a feeling they wont wait 6 months to come back on another trip this time. This is what fishing and guiding is all about. Memories that will last a lifetime between father and son. I am just glad I was a part of it. Nice flatty!