“Fishing Reports from Bay Flats Lodge”
Guide Lines, by Capt. Chris Martin
May 11, 2013
Fishing was hot ahead of an approaching line of thunderstorms this morning on San Antonio Bay. Trout to 22″, Redfish to 24″, and Black drum to 27″ were boated today using live shrimp under popping corks. Trout were holding on shell in 3-5ft of water and redfish/drum were running skinny on the tops of the reefs showing their tails chasing bait. Weather was cloudy with drizzle throughout the morning, air temp 75*, water temp 68*. Another late cold front is projected to hit the coast around midnight bringing some rain and thunderstorms with it.
GATOR TROUT OF THE MONTH
May 10, 2013
Congrats to Bay Flats Lodge Guide Jason Wagendfehr for putting this guests on a monster trout that was released. Fish was fooled by a corky lure.
BREEZY TROUT CHANGE
May 9, 2013
Thursday’s weather forecast for the mid-coast is mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Trout action was hampered Wednesday with building on shore wind flow, causing area shell toe heads we’ve been experiencing great fishing to become less fishable due to rough bays, and dirty water. As a result of this change, we played witness to large numbers of hardheads and gaftops mixed with speckled trout.
Team BFL guides did mention that the number of small trout caught kept it interesting for our guests, some guests stated “we caught 100 trout today”.
Photos of Captain TJ, Harold, and David’s trips on Wednesday
TROUT PATTERNS “ACTION PACKED”
May 8, 2013
Trout action continues solid with limits to very near limits for the team of BFL. Captain TJ Christensen finished up strong with returning guests Dick N. and crew while working toe heads. Captain Harold Dworaczyk put Mike C. and guests on full limits while working the same real estate.
Moving on to Captain David McClelland with Matt B. party, they made quick work with the trout, while picking up a few other species of fish. Captain Jason stated “We had around 22 trout for our efforts; we caught a lot of trout today with the Stephen B. party”.
Weather Heading Our Way
It looks like we have another cold front working our way, which is going to cause the winds to build from the SSE ahead of the front. Our trout fun may be knocked back a bit if this is true. Remainder week prospects for red fish look more promising over trout if these winds build to 20 mph.
From The Bay
March, April and now May have all been very successful months in the Mid Coast region of Texas and we look forward to more great results for the mid to late May as this is yet another transition time when shrimp are flourishing, the water is warming, and the fishing is getting more and more Hot!! The Skip Jacks have made their grand entrance again with a bang as they skyrocket out of the water putting the angler in awe at the spectacle of the ‘poor man’s tarpon’ and it seems the whole bay system is really turning on just in time for the end of school wrap up and transition into the Summer months.
Limits to near limits of Speckled Trout continue between these really late cold fronts that we have experienced over the past few weeks. While there are days that are slower than others, we have seen at least one member of the team come in with awesome catches that make you both excited and jealous at the same time. ‘Where did you find THOSE trout’…is a question I personally have asked more than once recently but keeping the throttle down and my head up I have had some decent catches too of not only the Specs but also Black Drum and Redfish using the shrimp-popping cork method over deep shell.
Get the sunscreen out and the long billed caps ready and switch those jackets over to shorts and shirt sleeves…. it’s gonna be a great ride!
Captain Stephen Boriskie