Fishing the Jetty

Yesterday the wind was howling but I went ahead and tried the fishing. Was slow for most people and again, light tackle was the key to success. I moved around some and finally found some Sheepshead willing to bite and finally had 14 but all were just under the legal length of 15 inches. I had live shrimp but they hit even pieces so not too picky.

Walking to truck saw a lady catch a Whiting so tried there with a gold spoon and got 4 bluefish but didnt keep any. They taste like a sardine and really oily. 

SO I changed to two hooks on my line with half oz barrel sinker above a swivel. Ocean currents will twist your line so swivels are mandatory for me anyway.  I was fishing with Fish Bites which is a bait impregnated in mesh and the orange color was the ticket. I ended up with 22 keepers and threw back at least ten. These are excellent table fair and white and tender flesh. They had eggs in them so the hatch is on. Will try that spot tomorrow when the wind changes back to the South. 

Paula's aunt Nell wanted some fish so filleted them out and got them in the freezer for her. Also had a couple sand trout but smallish. Also on the spoon. 

keep is short. 

Fishing With Osprey Cruises in Laguna Madre

Was able to go on a bay boat in Laguna Madre the other day and although the fishing was not too good, still was able to pick up 4 nice Whiting. Of course today they hammered them and I saw stringers of 25 coming off the boat.

Reminder to use Osprey Cruises when you are down here and contact Sandra at 956-433-1407. The trips are usually from $20 to $22 and include bait and rods and the crews are first rate at taking care of you when you fish.

Its bay fishing which is on the bottom but you never know what you will catch. I got 73 hard head catfish one night when that's all that was biting and it was fun no matter that I don't keep those.Another Night trip tonight scheduled for 7 p.m. Will let you know how I do.