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On 5/12/2020 at 6:25 PM, Masshole Horn said:

These are saltwater fish. I’m targeting them a little bit upstream from the mouth of a tidal river.

I don’t do a lot of true surf fishing. I need to find some more reliable spots near me. I do have a few spots in some of the smaller bays and coves where I’ve had decent luck.

I also have a new 10wt rod coming in to punch those flies a little further to cover more ground.

What rod did you go with?

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30 minutes ago, DefinitelyNotHollywoodColt said:

What rod did you go with?

Orvis Clearwater

Someday I'll buy a rod from a different series.

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I actually have an old Orvis Rocky Mountain Large Arbor that I'm using, also have an intermediate line coming. Those Hydros look nice though.

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1 minute ago, Masshole Horn said:

I actually have an old Orvis Rocky Mountain Large Arbor that I'm using, also have an intermediate line coming. Those Hydros look nice though.

They are incredibly well built. Get one in your hands and you’ll be blown away with the craftsmanship.

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19 minutes ago, DefinitelyNotHollywoodColt said:

They are incredibly well built. Get one in your hands and you’ll be blown away with the craftsmanship.

Note to self: don't go to Orvis store anytime soon.

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One nice part of not having much going on at work these days: Dad and I are gonna head out to either Keith Lake or Sabine tomorrow morning. Conditions should be close to ideal. Low 70's and calm around sunup. Wind isn't supposed to pick up til lunchtime. 

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19 hours ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

Didn't we PM about this on the old site? I'm friends with his cousin. I haven't been to the new place yet, but that outhouse has saved me a couple times. 

Ha!  Yes we did.  Good memory.  I forgot about that.  The old place was fine, but this one is a whole different level.  

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29 minutes ago, Spaulding Smails said:

Ha!  Yes we did.  Good memory.  I forgot about that.  The old place was fine, but this one is a whole different level.  

I remember getting eaten alive by mosquitoes filling the generator at 2:00 AM to get the window unit going again at the old place.  

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Neighbors growing up had a trout shack on the landcut. Got to make 2-3 trips down there as a kid. Probably my favorite fishing and hunting experiences of my life. Some day I’ll find a way to make another run.

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Had a first last night wade fishing for Tarpon and reds. Hooked a decent Jack probably 20 feet in front of me. It shot straight towards me and through my legs and proceeded to tie my legs up before I knew what was going on. The back treble on the top water lure embedded in the pull loop on the back of my shoe which was definitely a better option than my ankle. Damn Jacks fight like crazy and he was ready to go so he started flopping around against my ankles until everything was nice and tightly wound. Finally got the loop cut off, cut the line, and got him unhooked while only sustaining minor cuts which I was quite thankful for and getting soaked. I’m sure the passing people were quite entertained.

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I can’t even imagine that. Had to be a sight. Those things are brutally strong and have spooled me numerous times on light trout gear. 

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Went yesterday. A little more windy than the weather report was saying but a gorgeous day. Only got two redfish that were just under the slot. Here's a pic just before heading back to the dock. 8a59fcc98565c9f0e2f439db38034fc2.jpg

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On 5/18/2020 at 4:24 PM, Mac8111 said:

They rent that out ?


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Can’t rent the spoil island cabins; only the floaters.

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Spent the last couple days drifting the north Platte, gray reef section in Wyoming. Just crushed them on flies, nymphs only. But 10-15 trout each day for me and my buddy all 18”+. Some beautiful and very productive fishing up there. 

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On 5/18/2020 at 1:27 PM, Storm the Field said:

One nice part of not having much going on at work these days: Dad and I are gonna head out to either Keith Lake or Sabine tomorrow morning. Conditions should be close to ideal. Low 70's and calm around sunup. Wind isn't supposed to pick up til lunchtime. 

Didn't suck. Ended up with a fairy easy 2-man limit at Keith. On the water at 6:45, done by 9:30.

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Most were right at '15 or '16, biggest was '17, but all had been eating well. Threw back probably 7 or 8 that just were just barely shy of '15.  

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Par for the course at Keith.

 

Ok I'm almost embarrassed to ask this because of my upbringing on East Bay but I havent fished there in 20 years. Sabine/SW LA is my turf.

 

What are the best ramps on Bolivar? Stingaree and what else?

 

What should be my go to sports in East bay? Moody's? Big Pasture? Shoreline?

 

For years, all I had to do was flip a switch on the boat lift at Bolivar Yacht Basin and haul ass to North Jetty, or Hannas.

 

 

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It was pretty tough the last few days on the redfish flats/lakes, but they were spanking some nice trout in the surf

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On 5/17/2020 at 10:13 AM, Mac8111 said:

We did Baffin floating cabin trip. Weather was an absolute ass kicker. We were out there Friday night when that bad storm hit. Shit hit the fan. Craziest weather I have been a part of. Wind spun the cabin around every direction. Pulled the cleat that one of the boats was tied to. Thankfully it was tied to the post as well. The house next to us was on pier and beam and their boat was tied to the dock and got swamped.

Caught some fish here and there but high winds made it tough to get to some areas. Still better than working


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I think you may have been close to my coworker.  He said the back end of guys boat next to them got swamped and they helped him bail it out.  He caught a ton of fish, but they stayed until Tuesday. Pic of their pier and boat for reference.

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Our neighbors were large group of young guys with two JH boats. One ended up towing the other. I don’t think it is same group.

Glad they got into fish. We definitely got a raw deal on wind.


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32 minutes ago, Mac8111 said:

Our neighbors were large group of young guys with two JH boats. One ended up towing the other. I don’t think it is same group.

Glad they got into fish. We definitely got a raw deal on wind.


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Yeah that wasn’t them, you were probably farther north.  I think theirs is like the fourth cabin from the south end of the land cut.  

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Would never eat anything from the Anacostia river by my house and I no longer like to fish, but I can usually spot snakeheads pretty easily and know where some like to hang out.  This guy wasn't having much luck and I showed him where what I thought was a large carp, had just swam past.  He cast and not a few seconds later hit this ugly devil.  There's several more that I see nightly about 15 feet over.  Showed his buddy but assume he didn't catch them since I saw several the following evenings.  They hang out by the docks in about a little more than a foot and a half deep of water  They're real still and rise to breath and then sink again.    

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The boy and I caught a few calico bass this am. Fishing wasn't as solid as I would've hoped, but some fish is better than none fish
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On 5/21/2020 at 2:25 PM, Judge Roybeanbag said:

I think you may have been close to my coworker.  He said the back end of guys boat next to them got swamped and they helped him bail it out.  He caught a ton of fish, but they stayed until Tuesday. Pic of their pier and boat for reference.

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That’s a great photo 

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42 minutes ago, Sbbruin said:

That’s a great photo 

That pier used to have a T at the end.  Apparently a barge took it out last year sometime.  But yeah great pic and I wish I had been there. 

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The boy and I just checked into our hotel in Harlingen. Fishing out of Arroyo City the next 3 days. I'm "Working from the boat" the rest of the week. Tomorrow looks perfect. Thursday might get a little breezy, and Friday looks pretty good. Stay tuned...

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11 hours ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

The boy and I just checked into our hotel in Harlingen. Fishing out of Arroyo City the next 3 days. I'm "Working from the boat" the rest of the week. Tomorrow looks perfect. Thursday might get a little breezy, and Friday looks pretty good. Stay tuned...

i see many whitecaps in your future.

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On 5/25/2020 at 11:14 AM, Mac8111 said:

When the wind is blowing 40 mph, you don’t have to worry about skeeters.


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Unfortunately you don't have to worry about fishing either because the bays will be the color of yoohoo. I've never done well on windy days.

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8 hours ago, DefinitelyNotHollywoodColt said:

i see many whitecaps in your future.

Slick this morning, but whitecaps by 12:30. Had a bull drum follow his fly to the boat but didn’t eat. 30 lb fish, easy. Saw a nice trout, probably mid 20” fish, and he geeked out and couldn’t get a fly to it and finally lined it. The burger at chili willie’s was on point. Pretty sure they put heroin in them. 

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