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Capt. David Dupnik is One of the Most Successful  Flounder Gigging Experts in the Coastal Bend.

 FLOUNDER GIGGING AT NIGHT IS FANTASTIC! 

9-15-2014: Hello Readers!  Well, we finally got our first little South Texas cool front, on Friday the 13th. It is a nice change not breaking a sweat while filleting my customers' fish at the end of the night. There is nothing better than being out on the water at night and smelling the fresh north breeze.  This past week, I had some hard times finding flounder to gig with a slow incoming tide and strong southeast winds - it made for some tough gigging. A couple of trips, we missed our limits by a few fish, but we still ended the night with a box of nice fish. I had the Williams family of 5 on the boat last night. With winds out of the north 15-20 mph and lightning all around us, it started off slow. We were finding dirty water every spot we tried. Once the tide started coming in hard, the water cleared up real fast. With the high waters, I found flounder 10-20 feet off the banks, laying on hard sand. We gigged our 25 flounder limit in 6 hours, ranging from 16-20 inches. On average, we are gigging 3-5 sheepshead and drum per night. 

Book your Fall Gigging Trip NOW!! 361-790-3271
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I still have a few dates available for the end of September & October - Give me a call to - Reserve - 361-790-3271

The FALL FLOUNDER RUN IS INCREDIBLE!  Don't miss out!!  Weekends fill up FAST!  

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The Village Inn

Call: 800-338-7539 or

361-729-6370 or 361-688-8348

 Capt. Lanny Phillips

Call: 432-349-0353

 

 

Capt. Ron Moore  - USCG Licensed   Call: 361-356-1144

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Fish the bays and flats surrounding Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Rockport, and Corpus Christi with Capt. Ron.

Our area is home to some of the most fertile fishing grounds found on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Whether your desire is fishing for trophy speckled trout, monster bull redfish, wade fishing, fly fishing, or fishing with artificial lures, Capt. Ron can take care of everything for your next fishing trip.

 

 

 

9-15-2014: Redfish action continues to be good and since the rain trout action has picked up a little. There are several schools of reds around and each day presents a new challenge to locate them. Were casting 3/4 oz. gold spoons into the school and catching as long as we can keep up with the school if they're on the move. Were also catching reds on shell and mud mixed bottoms around the flats. Cut shad has been the best bait. Trout action comes with freelining live piggies while drifting the flats.

I still have openings for October & November when the weather is cooler. Give me a call....Ron Moore 361-774-3817
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E-mail me: captron@clearwire.net   Visit: www.morebigfish.com 
Get Out On The Water Today,

Capt. Ron Moore

 

   

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Capt. Charles Newton

USCG Licensed ~ TPWD Certified

USCG/TPW licensed. Capt Newton offers a fun-filled fishing trip. Bait or lure fishing -  whichever you prefer.  He will fish with the most experienced or help the inexperienced.  He enjoys taking kids fishing and what he calls "ruining them for life" when they hang the big red.   He can handle up to 5 in his boat or can arrange as many boats as needed for your fishing trips or tournaments.  Cleaning and bagging your catch is included.  

 

Capt. Charlie Newton invites you and your

family for a fun day on the water!

 

Call & Reserve Today:

361-729-8220

 

9-15-2014: The is still high and the weather can't decide what it's going to do. The reds are as confused as everyone else is. We did manage to catch lots of undersized reds and a few keepers along with them. Catching is as fun as keeping them sometimes. Even caught some nice black drum this week. The sting rays are schooling up and are good ratting also. All of the fish and rays I have caught this week have been on cut mullet and cut skip jacks.
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Good catching to you,
Capt. Charlie Newton

 

 

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Active Military Always Receive 10% Discount!  Families with Children Always Welcome! 9-15-2014: Water has cooled down, days have cooled and fishing for redfish and night gigging is hot right now. Limits have been common this week although the fish have made us work for them we have been gigging some nice flounder and catching nice redfish. Flounder have started to stage to prepare for their travel later in the year, we have been gigging multiple fish in the same area usually in sloughs and drains. Average size of flounder has been 18" as the run nears we will start seeing some larger fish. Remember flounder gigging is closed for the month of November so October is filling up fast, I have several days open in December for night gigging available.  On our day trips I have found redfish have been holding very shallow less than 2 foot water depths. Bait of choice has been cut bait and live perch if anchor fishing, or soft plastics with natural color artificials. We are still running into some schooling redfish and black drum in 3-4 foot depths adjacent to shallow water I am sight casting these with jumbo dead shrimp. Trout have been tougher but catching some along Lydia Ann channel but my focus has been redfish the last few weeks.
Call Captain Chad to discuss trip options or availability at 361 463-6545
Floundering has been great as we'll. Several 20"+ flounder and limits on a few night gigging trips this week. Flounder are holding on the extremely shallow edges and grass lines along the shorelines. Peak movement time has been after 11:30pm.
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Give me a call to Reserve your Day!
I still have a few days open this month!  Reserve your fishing trip today!  Call me: 361-463-6545!
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Let the RedRunner Take You On Your Next Fishing Adventure!

Capt. Chad Verburgt, USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified

 

Call Capt. Brent Hopkins: 361-534-4007       Visit Ace in the Hole's Website

USCG Licensed. Fulltime professional fishing &

hunting guide with over 18 years of experience

in the guiding industry. 

 

 

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9-15-2014

We are finally getting some much needed rain!! Thank you Lord!
Limits of reds have been the norm for me last few days on the water thanks to the water levels dropping back to normal since the storms in the gulf. Black drum have been tough due to still being in little schools instead of the 50-100 fish schools. Once the water cools off some more they shud bunch back up somewhat making them easier to catch
The south zone dove season opens Sept 20. I srill have plenty of room for those of you that would like to get in on some south Texas doves. Give me a holler and we will get you lined up!

Give me a call today to reserve your spot!
 Until next time remember when the cards are down and

the bet is called, you still have your ...

Ace in the Hole!

 

Families with young ones are welcome! 

 

 

Call Capt. Brent Hopkins:

361-534-4007

 

 

 

 

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Trust in 23 years of experience.  A 3rd generation Rockport native with exceptional knowledge of the Aransas Bay System.

My specialty is helping you catch that trophy redfish or trout.  Ask about my Redfish/Flounder Gigging Combo Trips!

Call Capt. Tommy: (361) 729-3027

9-15-2014:  Hello everybody . Just fished the Mathis party ( September 12 ) . I located 3 separate schools of redfish the day before and I went straight there with my clients . The water was probably a foot or less and when I arrived at the location the schools started pushing water and giving their location away. We drifted a little farther up and I power poled down and cast our bait out . Wasn't long before we had 2 on at the same time. Both reds were respectfully 25 inches. We had to move down a couple times to stay in reach of the schools . We finished up our trip with 10 redfish between 25 & 27 1/2 inches and one oversized brute. If you would like to go fishing with me ; call me or drop me a email............

My cell 361-510-6655!
I ENJOY FISHING WITH KIDS. IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES WHEN MY DAD TOOK ME FISHING AS A YOUNG BOY TOO...........
Visit:  www.tommyfishing.com.   If you would like to do a COMBO TRIP give me a call - it's a hoot.
Capt. Tommy Barnard

All Fishing Equipment Included ~  Ice Chest Ready for Cold Drinks & Snacks ~ Clean & Package Your Catch

 

 

Just Add Water Guide Service ~ Capt. Jay Nichols

USCG Licensed ~  TPWD Certified ~ Families with Children are always welcome!

SPECIALIZING IN TROPHY REDFISH, SPECKLED TROUT & BLACK DRUM

Reserve Now!   Call: 361-813-4120

 

9-15-2014: Leaving the dock this morning we were filled with anticipation. Redfish have been settling back into a pattern and are schooling up along the Lydia Ann Channel, and we were heading that way. As we throttled back, they made themselves evident with a surge of water 20 yards wide. Mornings like these are what makes you get out of bed and give it your all.   Wading with cut mullet, live finger mullet, and live piggy perch have been the best producers. Top waters and flukes have added their share on a empty stringer as well. Boat fishing can work, but wading has been the e ticket.  Trout are crazy in the flats, but you will catch 15 short ones to 1 small slot sized. Piggy perch and top waters worked while drifting will bring a few to the boat.  Black drum have been in and out. Some days there will be 400+ swimming on the surface along the deeper edges, then the next nothing. And even if you find them, they may not want to eat.  Be careful out there, the tides are low and we have seen several boats that have ran aground and there have been some with injuries. If you don't already have a tow service, it's not a bad idea to join Sea Tow or US Towboat. Both are well worth the fee of under $200 a year.  One last tidbit. Up and down the coast (and all over the state really) the thieves have been working. If you leave anything of value in your boat or the back of your truck such as rods, yeti coolers, tackle, etc. overnight, it may not be there in the morning. Pull it out and lock it up. Until next time, light winds and tight lines! Cooler temps make fishing super enjoyable. Here comes the Fall so give me a call!
Give me THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU WHAT I MEAN. CALL TODAY! 361-813-4120

VISIT ONLINE HERE:  www.jawgs.com!
Wishing you light winds and fun fishing!

Capt. Jay Nichols

USCG LICENSED FISHING CAPTAIN

 

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Corporate groups, families on vacation with young children, tournament guiding experience.  Novice or experienced anglers. Children Always Welcome!

Capt. Lanny Phillips

 

 

USCG Licensed / TPWD Certified

Specializing in Trophy Redfish and Speckled Trout, Seasonal Black Drum and Flounder.

Call: 432-349-0353

 Visit: www.tigernetfishguideservice.com

Come & Experience Adventure!

9-15-2014: Hello To Everyone!  There has been quite a cold front come through and you know what that means???...Fall is on its way!!! Cooler weather means to me duck, dove, quail, deer hunting and "Prime Time Red Fish Time". I have quite frequently talked to individuals that have never heard of the Red Fish raising up the water , or the Red Fish "RUN". Well, during the Fall is when you'll be able to. Many times we see schools of the "spotted tails" moving along feeding and fattening up for the winter...literally raising the water up like torpedoes underneath the surface. We free line Piggies in the pot holes and I instruct the clients to hold on because more times than not big hungry fish are there to strike it. Black Drum are also available and can be caught on shrimp. Please don't forget we now have an Airboat and we'll be offering rides, fishing, and hunting adventures.
Contact me if you're interested in wading for Reds and Blacks.

On another note "Prime Time Red Fishing Time" is just around the corner, so why not book a trip or two, now!
Please contact me and lets go "catch you some memories".
You can also contact me via our website...www.tigernetfishguideservice.com, or by e-mail... tigernet@cableone.net,

I promise I'll give you 120%  of Pure Fishing Excitement so...

Let's Go Fishing!!! 

Captain Lanny Phillips

 

 

 

FLOUNDER & BAY FISHING        CAPT. DAN THE FLOUNDER MAN      BIRDS, DOLPHINS, NATURE

Be prepared to have the time of your life - filling up the ice chest with tasty Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum & Sheepshead. Aransas, Redfish & Corpus Christi Bays provide excellent fishing!

It just doesn't get any better!

Capt. Dan Pike has over 25 years experience along the waterways of the Aransas Bay complex.

USCG Licensed~TPWD Certified

(No one under 12 yrs of age on the gigging trips.)

Call: 361-386-3219

Take a fun and education bird, nature or dolphin watch tour.  Families with small children are encourage to treat their young ones to a fantastic experience by boat that is unlike any other tour!

Certified Birding & Nature Guide

 

FLOUNDER, REDFISH, TROUT,

BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD

Visit Capt. Dan's Website for Details!

 

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9-15-2014 - Hey There Flounder Gigging and Bay Fishing Enthusiasts!

Hello South Texas giggers and anglers,
Fishing the last few weeks has been fair to good.  There have been some nice size flounder in the area I generally fish.  Most nights we were limiting-out by 11:00 pm, but there just hasn't been any sheepshead or drum -  at least not where we have been fishing.  Of course this will change after the next cold front and as the water cools off, we'll have those cool, fall nights and then flounder fishing will be on big time.  Fall is my favorite time to fish for those big flounder...that will start to feed for wintertime! 

THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO GO, so get ready and come get some.
 
May your fishing always be catching
Capt. Dan Pike

Member: Coastal Bend Guides Association 

 

   

 

 

CAPTAIN JAMES SABO

USCG Licensed / TPWD Certified

 

LIGHT TACKLE   WADING

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8-15-14:

As the summer comes to a close and the kiddos are getting ready to head back to school , donít give up on the fishing as it seems to be getting better. Well folks, the Redfishing seems to be on the up rise. We have been catching some tournament size Redfish. We have been targeting the redfish shallow with topwater lures and bait early in the morning, and once the sun comes up we have still been sightcasting to schools of black drum and redfish on the flats. I also specialize in Sight Casting or Sight Fishing for Redfish it is an art that only one can appreciate when being successfully taught. Once you catch your first "sightcasted" fish you will really appreciate the thrill of feeding the fish and watching the eat. Iím going to be honest with you in all aspects. My number one must in sight fishing/casting is to buy the best pair of polarized sunglasses you budget will allow. My personal preference is my Costa Del Mar 580 glass lenses in amber with the green mirror. (hammerhead model) Be sure you choose a frame that lets the minimal amount of outside light in as possible meaning buy the right frame to fit your face. Not all people will have the same comforts in frame. Some of the other things that are very important in sight fishing is being able to tell which way the fish is facing you want your lure to pass in front of him/her vs. behind. Being able to cast small lures accurately to fish will greatly improve your success rate for catching fish by sight. Itís not always about filling the box with fish! Sometimes feeding/catching one Redfish by sight casting or on a topwater lure where you can see the explosion when it hit can be a trip maker especially if it is your first time fishing without bait. When you are constantly casting lures for the most part of the day it will also make you a better caster and get more familiar with the rod/reel. Patience is the key to catching fish on lures. Please select your fishing guide and stick to the guide you like and he/she will learn your strengths as well as weaknesses to better fit your fishing style. We as fishing guides all want to see the kids catch fish so they become addicted to fishing as they grow as opposed to out running around on the streets. We work first hand with the kids to make sure they have fun and make memories after all we are here to learn and to have a good time. I will touch more on sight fishing in the near future. Please keep me in mind when booking your next fishing trip. I can be reached at 361-726-5255 or through my website at www.tailsupguideservice.com.
Tight Lines,

Capt. James Sabo  (361)726-5255.

Member Coastal Bend Guide Association

 

 

 

Captain Kevin McCoy...

 is a USCG licensed, fulltime professional guide.  Whether you are a novice or experienced fisherman, like to fish with artificial or live bait, large or small group, Kevin would like to take you fishing; any Season of the Year!  Kevin welcomes families with children.  Member of Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce & the Coastal Bend Guides Association.

Meet Capt. Kevin McCoy

Call: 1-888-948-7688 

8-15-2014: 
Hello Everybody,
Has the weather the last few days shaped up very nicely. We have had very light winds and the water is finally cleaning up. Trout are still here and still eating piggy perch and croaker. Boat limits or near boat limits are the norm if the weather cooperates. If it is windy 20 trout are common. there is only a few weeks left of the 10 fish limit on trout. Don't miss out. Reds are in the flats eating piggy perch and pin perch. I have not red fished in a while, but I am being told the afternoon is the time to be red fishing. the next two weeks should be awesome-if the weather continues to hold! Once school starts there will certainly be less traffic on the water making for some very pleasant and peaceful days.

Schedule Your Next Fishing Adventure Online - Now!

Until Next Time, Go Fishing!

Capt. Kevin McCoy

 

 REDFISH     SPECKLED TROUT     FLOUNDER     BLACK DRUM

     

Bay and Wade Fishing Guide ~ 25 Years of Experience

USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified   CALL: 361-790-5250 OR 361-790-3364

8-16-14: Howdy - the story is about the same right now....Laguna Madre is full of big trout in the 27 to 29 inch category!  Give me a call before summer is over and let's have a grand finale to 2014's summertime fishing!

7-16-14: Hey folks. I have been kicking the trout's butts this month in Laguna Madre. Getting limits almost every time and catching some 27 to 29 inch trout now and then. Lets go whack um.

7-3-2014:  Hey folks. I have been hammering the trout in the Laguna Madre. Getting my limit pretty regularly . Using croakers for bait. Even with the wind howling its been pretty good fishing. Come on lets go catch some biggunz.

 

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Capt. Dean Monroe

USCG LICENSED FISHING GUIDE

 

 

 

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8-1-2014: Hello fellow fishermen. Fishing has remained steady with good numbers of trout being caught on live croaker on days with light winds. Dagger and Traylor island are holding fair amounts as well as the mid bay reefs in Aransas bay. Upper slot sized reds are in the deeper sand pockets in Redfish bay. Cut mullet, perch, and crab are the baits that they are preferring. Lots of black drum being taken on dead shrimp and Gulp lures in the back lakes of San Jose island with some good size to them. Don't forget the sunblock and drink plenty of water.
Call early to book your SUMMER VACATION FISHING TRIPS! 

It's gonna be a great season! 
Until next time, good luck and be safe out there on the water.

Coastal Legends Guide...Capt. Frank!
VISIT US ONLINE HERE: COASTAL LEGENDS GUIDE SERVICE or

CALL: 361-446-2307.

Coastal Legends Guide Service

 

 

Capt. Slick has 15 years of guiding experience and has the knowledge necessary to find the fish!  Get ready to catch limits of redfish, speckled trout, or Black Drum! 

CAPT. "SLICK" APPEL

USCG Licensed   TPWD Certified

Phone: 361-386-0569

 

The USCG License and TPWD Certification assures customers that they are in safe, experienced and competent hands.

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Summer is sizzling!  Come down and let's catch some fish!!!
I HAVE SOME TRIP DATES OPEN THIS MONTH - RESERVE NOW - FILLING UP FAST!!!
Let's Go Catch Some BIG Fish!

Capt. Raymond "Slick" Appel

Website: www.slicksguideservice.com
 

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