Al & Susie Lockamy, Great Catches

Al and Susie Lockamy fishing 11/25/08. Captain Angell said, " We had another great day on the water, They caught 3 Flounder and 18 trout, Free lining live shrimp and mud minnows, Started out windy and cool and soon cleared up for a nice day. Capt. Michael Angell


David Hosack, Great Catch

Dr. David Hosack caught some nice fish on East Matagorda Bay on the 22nd of November. Sweet! Guided by Captain Ozzie.


Parking & Boat Launch improvements Passed

This morning the city council vote in favor of the 6.a. resolution authorizing the city manager to submit a grant application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Safe Boating Access Program in the amount of $500,000 for reconstruction of boat ramp located near JFK Causeway on the North side of State Highway 358 on Packery Channel; with city grant match of $50,000 in the No. 3289 Park and Recreation Capitol Improvement Program (CIP) Fund, and an additional $117,000 grant matches Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, and Saltwater-fisheries Enhancement Association, and architectural services from Robert Floyd, for total project cost of $667,000.

Also 6.b. Resolutionauthorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas General Land Office, Texas Department of Transportation, and the Saltwater-fisheries Enhancement Association concerning development of coordinated plan to remedy the boat ramps and parking lot located near the JKF Causeway on the North side State Highway 358 on Packery Channel.

Now it's up to the Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Good news for Clem's and Billings Bait.

Baffin Bay

New Baffin Bay site sponsored by Angell Guide Service.

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Flounder Scoping Meeting

Flounder Scoping Meeting on Wednesday, November 19 at 6 pm in Rockport Texas at Aransas County District Courtroom at 301 N. Live Oak.

Currently the regulations read as follows: Daily bag of 10 (in any combination) Length in inches minimum 14 - no limit. The possession limit for flounder is 10 fish.

Texas Parks & Wildlife will present their findings on the populations of Flounder at the beginning of the meeting and then will open up the floor for discussion.

Here is the excerpt from the Press Release issued by Texas Parks & Wildlife on November 10, 2008

Coastal Fisheries to Look at Flounder. Despite a relatively good year for flounder coast wide this year, TPWD Coastal Fisheries biologists remain concerned about a long-term downward trend in the abundance of southern flounder in Texas bays. Gill net catch rates have fallen from a rate of .14 fish per hour in 1982 to about .03 fish per hour last year.

State fisheries biologists have already met with commercial and recreational fishermen to discuss possible changes to flounder regulations, and have planned a series of public scoping meetings to outline management options and receive input from anyone with an interest in the issue. Management tools at the department╩╝s disposal include:
decreasing the bag limit, increasing minimum size limit, area or time closures and quotas.

Please email me back if you or any fishermen you know have an opinion or view of any changes to the Flounder regulations.

We're trying to get opinions from fishermen on this subject. TPWD will be making changes. Please take survey on top right of page.

Charlie Erigan
SEA VP Inshore Resources

Below are our final results from online survey.

Decrease the bag limit: 13 Votes, 61%
Increase Minimum size limit: 7 Votes, 33%
Area or Time Closures: 5 Votes, 23%
All of the above: 6 Votes, 28%

Results sent to the SEA & Texas Parks & Wildlife.
Thank you all for your participation.


Luis Wilmont, Great Catch

Edwin Wilmont caught these nice trout at the Railroad Tracks. Sweet! Caught them on artificial lures. Fishing for about 3 and a half hours on November 10, 2008.


Vince and Dwayne, Great Catches

Kayak fishing on the West side of Mustang Island, Vince & Dwayne caught these nice Redfish on top water lures.