Land Cut with Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein and I took off early to the Land Cut Saturday morning the 20th of November. We were both very surprised not to see a lot of boats to compete with as we travelled south on the Laguna Madre. We almost had the cut all to ourselves for the day. The waters were very calm all the way down which made me concerned about the bite we would have. As we selected our spot to fish and set-up to make our first cast, Richard gets an undersized flounder on his hook. That was a good sign!

The weather changed while we were anchored as the winds started to get stronger and the clear Sky's became partly cloudy. Then we started to get into the larger fish. We both caught redfish, speckled trout and black drum for a terrific day.

We were using live shrimp on the bottom and almost every cast had a fish on the hook. We must have gotten into a nursery with all the undersized stuff we caught. But managed to take home some nice keepers.

That's what it's all about... a great blackened redfish dinner. Till next time, hope y'all have a great day of fishin,

Dave Alexander

Land Cut Fishing with Michael Angell

Courtnay and Lyla Brooks made some nice catches on a trip to the Land Cut with Captain Angell. Redfish, speckled trout and black drum were plentiful.

November 15-21, 2010
Weather: Our morning lows have been down to 60 degrees while the daytime highs have been as high as 90, This week we had mostly sunny skies,Water: surface temperature 71 degrees, Bait: We used mostly Live Shrimp this week and some crab.

Micheal Angell Fishing Report

RED FISH: The largest red fish we caught this week was 32 inches There were a few other over 28 inches also, . The good news was the numbers of slot red fish are abundant
TROUT: The Largest trout I seen this week was 31 inches brought in to Clem's, caught in the surf. We caught trout up to 22 inches in land cut. King Ranch Shoreline from Pure Oil Channel North has been good for Trout.

DRUM: Lots of drum being caught along the ICW. Nice eating size.

FLOUNDER: We have been catching small flounder with a few keeper size. I have seen some big one come into Clem's this week.

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Land Cut Produces Some Nice Catches

Last Friday, November 12th, I went out with some friends, Manual Lara and Art Meru, to do a little fishin. We picked up Art at Clems as we picked up 2 quarts of live shrimp and a couple dozen mullet for the day. We didn't have a game plan for where we would go, only that there were some fishing reports of some nice fish down south at Baffin Bay and Land Cut. We had also, heard that the boat hole and deadman's was holding nice fish but we were gassed up and ready for travelling.

Not to far from Snoopy's on the ICW we found pelicans really working the water strong and stopped to throw a few casts into this area. Manual had a big bite, but fish was able to jump his hook. After coming up empty, we decided to move on south to Baffin Bay.

As we arrived in Baffin Bay the water, as expected, was really starting to churn with 3 foot swells so we went to the South shoreline to try some drift fishing. Watching out for rocks is criticle in this area because hitting one would ruin your whole day. I kept a close eye on the GPS during this time of trip. We managed to catch a few undersized trout while using a popping cork rig. We then decided to move on down to rocky slough to improve our wind cover. We managed to catch a few more undersized speckled trout using the same popping cork method.

The day was starting to get away from us and at about 1:00pm we still hadn't found the fish. With the winds kicking up to about 20 mph the birds weren't feeding to help us locate the fish.

We moved on down to the Land Cut to improve our coverage from the wind and try dropping our bait on the bottom. We finally started getting into the fish. Catching some nice slot redfish, black drum and speckled trout. The fish were just nibling our baits and you had to really be patient to allow time for the reds to swallow the hook.

Art limited on redfish and had we stayed longer we all would have perhaps done the same. However, we were running out of daylight and needed to start our voyage back home.

Arthur Meru and Manual Lara

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Captain Michael Angell Trips

Some nice catches sent in by Captain Michael Angell from the Laguna Madre. See if you can recognize the fishing spots they caught these reds and trout and fillet at Clems Marina:

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