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I've had this weekend reserved for fishing for a month, but before I burn 60 gallons of gas hauling the boat from Austin to Aransas Pass, I need to know if it will be worth it. The weather channel says the winds won't be too bad,but I don't know. I was planning on fishing CA Hole or Dagger on Sat. and Sun. What are folks saying down there...what's the good (or bad) word?
 

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Box-The wind is never a big factor in the areas you are talking about.The tides will be high,and this will scatter the fish,that is for sure.I would watch the position of the low in the gulf tonight.Be ready to run that boat to find the fish.The last few weeks have been tough.

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Tides are up...Way up, and IVAN round 2 is pushing them up further. Reds are still being caught, trout not so much. It has been real windy, estes was white capping yesterday and the day before. Today looks fair.

Remember though- any day on the water sure beats a day on land.
 

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Had some pretty good thunderstorms in Corpus today. Were heading out late this afternoon for some fishing at dusk and then some floundering. With the high tides the flatties will probably be hard to find, but wondering around out there in the dark sure beats sitting around the house LOL. Gona be fishing Fri and Sat too around Port A. White 22' ProSports w/ blue t-top. Will be flying UT flag. If you see me fishing be forewarned that there will be no fish in that area LOL.
 

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Heck, I'm not cancelling my trip to Rockport. As Hogheavan said, I'd rather be on the water than sitting at home. It looks like we could get some rain out of the deal, but hopefully, it will be scattered shower type stuff without sparkies. If the tides are high, low, or missing, we'll still be fishing.
 

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Well, someone called me a sissy (or equivalent) if didn't head down so I am going. If you see a boat on the water, good chance it is me. I'll be in a 19' Bay Quest w/ a blue stripe, come by and say hello. I think we'll launch out of Conn Brown.

SightCast- thanks for the info. I've never fished Ingleside before (this is only my 3rd trip in my boat), but I have wanted to fish dagger.
 

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We'll keep an eye out for you. We'll be in a 22 Mowdy w/ T-top. If you see a guy wading with a pole in one hand and 2 sticking out the back of his wade aid, that my fishing partner reel_blessed. He likes to cover his odds. Only guy I know that cast arti's while free-lining whatever he can catch in a cast net behind him. I'm still waiting for the day all three lines get a hit. The, I'll have some GREAT pics - LOL!!!

We may start further north with the predicted N winds and work down wind toward AP if up north doesn't work!! Our plan is to go reel hard all day Saturday to get a good fishing fix!!!
 

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How'd you do? I think I saw you cutting across Estes Flats around 9am Saturday morning, maybe 9:20 or so actually.

I saw a blue bay quest headed towards rockport across estes.

I was in a blue bluewave, headed into Estes.

We did 'so-so', steady action, but mostly smaller fish. We managed a 3 good reds and a 7 good trout, plenty for the table tonight at least!

Take care
Shawn
 

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great

Reel_Blessed said:
I'm in the process of hooking up some out riggers on my Wade-Aid as we speak. :)

Don't come buzzin' the shoreline 'cause I'll have 7 or 8 lines in the water and the next thing you know you'll be having a 2Cooler Topwater doing 40 while holding 3 rods and that's a little bit faster than I want to troll my baits.

LOL!!!!!!
ROTFLMAO.........that's a good one. Next thing you know, you'll be pullin' a shrimp net behind you. Or maybe set up a longline off of that wade aid. Now that would be a site to see.
 

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Aransas Pass Report

Shawn
That was me cutting accross Estes. Saturday was pretty slow for us. We started off anchored in CA hole with nothing. We then drifted accross CA and picked up one red 19". Then we headed to the other end of Estes for another drift and caught a couple of small trout. We beamed over to Dagger and picked up some more small trout and a gafftop. Then we headed to the wells behind Pelican Island and my buddy caught a mangrove snapper (I think), it was pretty cool.

Sunday was a little better. We were going to go to Traylor, but the north wind was really blowing and the waves were huge! We decided to anchor in Yucca cut and caught our only keeper trout there. We drifted CA hole again and caught 5 more trout, but all about 14". To finish up the trip we drifted from Yucca cut towards the bridge. Caught 5 more trout and lost a nice red at the boat.

It was a fun trip with great weather. I think I saw the coolest thing I have ever seen at the coast. We were coming back from the jetties, just about to pass the Lydia Ann channel when I saw a 5'-6' shark (looked like a bull) jump straight up out of the water, cleared his tail, and drop straight back in. I was kinda freaked out to say the least. I know it was a shark becasue his belly was facing me and it was solid white.
Let me know where you had the redfish luck, we could not find any!
 

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We ended up going friday night.. 3 reds, flounder and some mean looking gaftop.
We hit birds on west side of mud, and they was full of (lesser gray marlin) Gaftop. Drifted duck blind on st. joe to no avail and finally hit a reef on lydi ann. Pick up several small reds and 3 keeps. As well as a flounder. Picked up to go look for trout with no takers.
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boxATM,

We caught two of the reds in Estes Flats. If you line yourself up with carbon black (the power plant on the highway), there is a small island that has a channel dug out in front of it marked with white PVC and orange cones. In front of that island is a shell spoil from them digging the cut. Right there is where we found the reds. We drifted the whole area, and didn't catch them until we were near that drop off.

The last ones were caught on the channel edge that runs parallel with the causeway between aransas pass and port A. I was actually headed down the channel to hit quarantine shoreline, and I noticed a lot of active water just off of a big grass spoil island. We eased in, and there were reds everywhere, darting around like crazy. We managed one on a live mullet, and one on a shrimp. Unfortunately, we could only stay for about 15mins due to us having to check out of the hotel.

Shoot me an email if you head down again and maybe we can hook up.
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Take care
Shawn
 
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