Capt. David Harris
10/30/2012

Flounder Start To Move Birds and Shorelines Pay-Off

Sorry for the late report as I was at the deer lease over the weekend and just got back for the week. I will be gone deer hunting till around Nov 10th so I know I won’t have a report up until I return. Sorry but I look forward to Nov for DEER HUNTING I am still running fishing trips in Nov so if you want to get out just give me a call and I’ll make it happen.

Ok we got the much needed cold front we’ve been needing to set things in motion. The north wind has been blowing for a few days with the front hitting and we got the bay stirred up which is what we needed and cooled down. I look for us to see more of a pattern for this time of year reports of flounder moving and over the weekend I got some good reports along the intercoastal for flounder and a few reds and trout since the wind was up no one hit the bay. Now that it’s all settling out I look for the bay to produce.

For those heading out the birds have been working and producing more specs and reds with still a bunch of sand trout you have to weed thru. The north shoreline of east bay has been the ticket for some of the bigger trout and reds under birds and working active bait. I got one report of some good number of specs and reds in about 1 ½ ft working on the north shoreline of east bay more from Moodys back towards the refuge. I know the area from little pasture around to Yates has been producing a boxed bag of specs, reds and flounder working the drains on an out going tide.

As for baits most have been throwing Gulp, I know I’ve been using Gulp in a 3” white shrimp with great results and the bait last forever. I’ve been riggin them on a ¼ oz jig head, us a screwlock and the bait lasts longer. I look for the cooler weather to help the fishing this time of year as it was warming up a little to much for late Oct before the front hit. I should have another report up around Nov. 11th when I get back from the deer lease.

We have brought back the “Gift Certificate” this year if your starting to look at Christmas presents for this year. We can do it all over the phone and they are e-mailed to you so no one finds out till you give them to that person they work great for customers, friends and loved ones just give me a call.

Stingaree Marina is open and “Under New Management” Nancy’s from Roll Over Pass is running it now they are open from around 6;00 am all mornings, and has been holding live shrimp most the time, some croaker, and fresh dead, mullet and mud minnows. Ice and gas is $4.25 a gal, drinks are on the water also 2 ramps at Stingaree Marina and 2 ramps at the Old Way Out Marina make it nice and they have plenty of trailer parking at both locations. Once your done fishing you can grab a bite to eat at the “Down Under” or the “Stingaree” both have some great food right on the water and will even fry or grill your fresh catch from the day. The Down Under is open Friday-Tuesday from Lunch to dinner and Stingaree is open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. Both locations have a sunset that can’t be beat.

Until Next Time

Be Safe On The Water

Capt. David Harris

 


Capt. David Harris
10/21/2012

Birds and Butterfly’s - East Galveston Bay

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Well it’s Birds and Butterfly’s in East Galveston Bay for this past week, you laugh but Friday we ran out to Deep Reef and got on a good group of birds, pulling a lot of sand trout out and a few specs and a couple reds but what I was seeing was Monarch butterfly’s making their migration to Mexico I think or South America. It was neat we stood there and just watched them and tried to figure out how many miles it was from start to finish and how many make it then, we got back to fishing, it’s just neat what you can see on the water.

OK as I said above we’ve had birds working in east bay but a lot of small specs and a whole lot of Sandy’s really too many so that tells me we need a good cold front to clean them out a little. Saturday we got into birds again but with more spec keepers under them up to about 18”. I love the birds and the action, we’ve been throwing a 3” gulp in white shrimp for everything birds, flounder, reds and been catching, they last forever most the time so you can spend more time fishing. I have been throwing a ¼ oz. led head or 3/8 in deeper water to get under the Sandy’s to bigger specs.

Ok as for what we’re seeing, birds but you gotta work thru the sand trout, most the action has been from Deep Reef to Robinsons Bayou and south from there out into the middle of the bay. A few of the marsh reds are producing a few flounder and reds and specs. Working the outgoing tide in the gut and along the shoreline downstream. I’ve also started throwing topwaters around the birds and it seems to pick up some of the bigger specs. Deep has been a good go to this last week for birds or just drifting.

We really need a good cold front, I think things would even out and make it a little easier on everyone. We would get into a better pattern for a strong fall bite. I will stick to the baits we’ve been using and working the middle of the bay for the coming month unless we have a big change in the weather.

I am running a special this week I have 3 days open this week before I leave for a couple weeks of deer hunting so I want to finish it off with a bang. I’m running trips for 2 people for $300 that’s a $100 savings. We leave from Stingaree marina about 6:30am and will be back in around 10:30-11:00am, it will be all plastics. I will clean the fish after the trip for the cooler ride home I do supply rods, tackle and bottled water as always. You can fish in the morning and still make it to the office in the afternoon if need be. This is for this week only pick a day Oct 23,24 or 25th. Call to book your date.

Stingaree Marina is open and “Under New Management” Nancy’s from Roll Over Pass is running it now they are open from around 6;00 am all mornings, and has been holding live shrimp most the time, some croaker, and fresh dead, mullet and mud minnows. Ice and gas is $4.25 a gal, drinks are on the water also 2 ramps at Stingaree Marina and 2 ramps at the Old Way Out Marina make it nice and they have plenty of trailer parking at both locations. Once your done fishing you can grab a bite to eat at the “Down Under” or the “Stingaree” both have some great food right on the water and will even fry or grill your fresh catch from the day. The Down Under is open Friday-Tuesday from Lunch to dinner and Stingaree is open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. Both locations have a sunset that can’t be beat.

Until Next Time

Be Safe On The Water

Capt. David Harris

 

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