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Old 07-29-2018, 05:55 PM
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Default Corpus Christi, TX inshore fishing (Added new photos)

I'm working in Texas for the next month or so and met up with one of my old long range buddies, Capt. Tom for a little inshore fishing.

We fished a little inlet sight casting bait for red drum (called redfish here) fish, black drum and speckled trout. We caught and released a bunch of big redfish I got a 38" and a 40" and Tom landed a 42" monster as well as a bunch of smaller ones. They have a slot limit here so anything over 28" has to be released.

We caught a bunch of black drum also and just kept a couple of 18" fish for the pot.

We were sight casting with dead shrimp on 12# spinning and bait casting rigs.

Next week we're going to try the same spot with flyrods and surface plug and maybe I can get some better photos. It's hard to stop and take pictures when the fishing's hot.

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Old 07-30-2018, 07:39 AM
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Capt. Tom? Wow, that is an old long range buddy. I remember Tom...barely, LOL. Say hi and have a good time.
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Nice toads. Weather looks sweltering.
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Cool looking fish. Good luck on the next trip! Keep us posted.
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:57 PM
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Nice toads. Weather looks sweltering.
Not bad, 94 degrees and 75% humidity. There's a breeze off the gulf so that at 6AM when I'm going to work with my air conditioning on, the moisture in the air condenses on the windshield and I have to use the windshield wipers at 60 MPH.
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Not bad, 94 degrees and 75% humidity. There's a breeze off the gulf so that at 6AM when I'm going to work with my air conditioning on, the moisture in the air condenses on the windshield and I have to use the windshield wipers at 60 MPH.

Thank yiou, that makes the 117 we had earlier this month not seem quite so bad.
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:05 AM
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Brad,

Tom says "Hi", I had dinner with him last night. We were supposed to go surf fishing but a big thunderstorm came in so we just drank instead.
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New photos.


Tom and I went out yesterday afternoon, Tom used a flyrod and I threw top water plugs. I caught over 20 speckled trout, redfish and ladyfish while Tom was catching black drum and redfish.

Here's Tom's big black drum on the fly


Tom releasing a good redfish:


An 18" speckled trout


It was a blast sight fishing with the surface plug and watching them blow up on the lure as close as 5 feet in front of me.
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Looks like a blast!
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We went out this morning in the rain and fishing was real slow until I changed over to a brass spoon fishing the channel between the sand flats. On my first cast I hooked into a monster bull redfish and his first run ran 100' of 12# mono and 100 yards of 20# braid. I got him turned and he made a second run and I couldn't stop him. He turned down the channel and just kept running. As I started getting down to the bottom of the spool, I started thumbing the spool to increase the drag I got him stopped finally but I couldn't get more than 3-4 cranks on the spool at a time. After 10 minutes of this he broke the braid. I got maybe 200 yards braid back but lost 100 yards of it with another 100' of mono.

I did land a 24"+ black drum on another spoon fished along the bottom and some smaller redfish and ladyfish all on lures.

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