by Capt. Adam Jaynes
Today marked the start of the 41st annual Houston Fishing Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show will run today through Sunday, March 20th. The show consists of an enormous variety of the latest fishing tackle and equipment as well as fishing guides, some boats, seminars, vacation resorts and various other attractions. I will personally be conducting a seminar covering information on how to catch monster trout on Sabine Lake on Saturday, March 19th, at 4:45pm. Although I feel somewhat selfish for evening thinking about fishing right now due to all of the catastrophic flooding that is occurring along the Sabine River at the moment I promise to deliver with some vital information Saturday at the show.
Flooding at the Orange Boating Club, the water was still rising
A couple of notables that I would make sure and check out if you attend the fishing show are Sarge Custom Rods booth and the Fish Slick booth. Sarge is unveiling a new rod model that will definitely be liked by both freshwater and saltwater fishermen. It is called The Grunt and is a 7'6" extra heavy extra fast action rod rated for 1/2oz to 2oz lures and 15-30lb test strength line. I know Fish Slick will also be rolling out some new gear as well and both booths will of course have some really nice apparel for sale.
Check out some of the finest rods made at Sarge Customs!
Fish Slick is a "must stop" booth at the Houston Fishing Show
With all of the flooding many things are unrecognizable around Sabine River and Sabine Lake at the moment. Obviously many areas are extremely flooded at the moment and the lake is about as fresh as tap water. I imagine the fishing will bounce back very quickly if we can avoid any considerable amounts of rainfall in the near future.
Prior to the flooding I was primarily fly fishing although the trout bite in the lake was going off pretty well. We made our second annual trip to the Woodland Plantation in Port Sulphur, LA and it was even better than the first. Foster and his staff were top notch again and the food was incredible. The fishing was of course fantastic as well. "Easy" is probably the best word I can use to describe catching fish on a fly over in that part of the world.
Aaron with a stud redfish on his first cast with his new Nautilus fly reel from Bayou City Angler
Some quality father and son time
An absolute fatty!
Mr. Fish Slick with a solid Port Sulphur redfish
It's nice being set up just right in the skiff to make the best cast at a tailing redfish
We fished three anglers out of the Yellowfin skiff each day, two of us taking turns poling which worked out great for my dad as he never once had to get on the poling platform. I didn't get us on the bulls but we definitely caught some good fish and a lot of them. The fly fishing close to home was starting to heat up as well prior to the flooding. Hopefully that program will get back to good sooner rather than later. The fish were very cooperative and absolutely inhaling a fly.
Inhaling a slider before the flood
Perfect conditions made for easy fishing
Johnny with a solid redfish that he sight casted to in about 10" of water
If you can, please keep the communities along the Sabine River in your prayers. It is definitely a trying time for many however we will still be here after the water recedes.