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.



Bluefish In The Surf 03/02/2016

Found fish in the surf tonight and it was fun. Whiting were all around my feet in huge numbers and Mullet up to 18 inches were stacked in and around my legs. It was amazing to see so many fish in one place. There must have been 100,000 of them. 

Kept casting to the smaller mullet and bait fish. Had one Speckled Trout on and I caught two bluefish. They are great fighters but after smoking one all day the best they can be likened to is Sardines. I think I could eat a few but not many. 

South Padre Island 02/09/2016

Whacked and stacked the Sheepshead today. Small bits of shrimp on a #8 hook with one split shot fished down in the rip rap was lights out. I had 37 by the time I quit. No one else getting much and I think its due to using heavy rods and reels and line, hooks and sinkers. 

I was tightlining 12 pound test line on a light 8 foot rod. You had to feel the light tap and set the hook fast. 

Water still cool 60 but now the weather seems to have turned for better. 

South Padre Island

Been a wild winter with hunting deer in Kansas and then Christmas with the grandkids so have needed to get caught up. I have been fishing on the Jetty here quite a bit and so far getting some Whiting, Sheepshead and Pompano. 

Most have been caught on a rising tide and off color water with Shrimp Bites and a small piece of shrimp on a #6 hook. I like the smaller hook while others swear by a big hook so try it out and see what you think. 

Took a guided Bay Fishing trip today and results were dismal. Probably 15 Whiting and a few Sand Trout were boated by 15 people so not too good a day. A front was moving in so maybe that put them off. 

I plan on taking some more trips as its pretty cheap at $20 for 4 hours and bait and tackle are provided. Not bad for a day on the water. Its not my favorite kind of fishing but still fun.