Redfish at the ICW

Had a chance to take our grandkids fishing here in Corpus Christi. With 4 kids on the boat we planned on having time for just a few hours and give them a taste of what fishing is all about in South Texas. Picked up some live shrimp at clems and poles rigged for the bottom we were on our way. 
First stop was the ICW and fish the drop-offs. It didn't take long for the fish to strike! Both Breyton and Evie caught a couple nice redfish with their first cast! Evie caught a 19 1/2 inch redfish, while Breyton pulled in a 17 incher. Both are undersized and returned to the water. But these fish were almost as much as they could handle.

Emmitt caught a mangrove snapper. Seemed unusual to catch this little guy at our location. I see these over at the Packery Channel usually.
Jordan tied Evie with his 19 1/2 inch redfish for biggest of the day. 
Emmitt pulls in this 19 incher just before we finished up for the day. 
It was a nice couple hours on the boat and everyone caught fish! Next stop was lunch at Snoopy's and Ice Cream at Scoopy's. 


Labor Day Weekend Land Cut Fishing

What do ya do to kick-off the Labor Day weekend? Take your favorite banker's family out fishin. It's always fun to go out fishing with the Weatherston's. Bryan and his wife Claire visiting from St. Louis and Travis getting ready to start school at BYU-I it was fun to have a small part in their gathering. It was kind of a tame day for fishing catching several slot specks and a red. 

Travis in the "Talk to the Hand" pose while we get ready to head back home with catches of the day. 
We use live shrimp with "fish bites". The specs were hitting on anything. 

Have a great day of fishin!
Dave Alexander


Laguna Madre Fishing with Grandkids

A few hours on the water with the grandkids makes for a great day. Evie catches her first and biggest fish of the day! This sheepshead gave her a great battle to land in the boat as she holds it up with awe! Evie was using live shrimp and shrimp bites for bait to land this beast! Girls always seem to catch the biggest fish.
 Breyton pulls in a whiting and other unruly fish. He caught a crab and a dog fish.
Breyton will make a great captain as he navigates through the channels with the family on board.

Peter took care of the bait... well, he mostly played with the bait. I guess he was keeping them motivated for their big event when they got on the hook.
 Billings bait supplied use with live shrimp and croaker. 

 The reward of the day was lunch at snoopy's and ice cream cones at scoopy's!

Y'all have a great day of fishin!
Dave Alexander