Breezy Day at the Texas Land Cut

This is what the weather report said for Wednesday the 29th of May, "Wednesday, A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph."

Very borderline for whether we go fishing or not. We chose to take a chance and go about 7:30am. Arriving 8:45am the Land Cut it was very breezy but certainly tolerable. By 11:00am the winds got breezier and we decided to wrap up the days fishing and get back knowing we'd have 3 foot swells to navigate through. 

Tye Barrett from Alberta Canada managed to catch a nice 22 inch black drum in our brief few hours of fishing. Tye working at Shell Oil part of a work force preparing a new platform will be headed back home soon.
Black Drum, Tye Barrett, JustGoFishin.com

The boat ride home was treacherous most of the way back. Rocky Slough, Baffin Bay areas were especially rough to cross. When we got home I looked up the weather report and this is what it said: "A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a southeast wind around 28 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.It was certainly a high adventure trip to say the least.

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


Nice Catches at Night Hawk Bay

Floyd Anderson sent in this nice photo of some catches made at Night Hawk Bay! Sweet. You can see several speckled trout were caught along with a few flounder.
Speckled Trout, Floyd Anerson

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


No Bananas at the Texas Land Cut

Enjoyed a nice day of fishing at the Texas Land Cut with Glen Evans from Springville, Utah and Roger Royce from Austin, Texas. We got started early Wednesday morning with some live shrimp from Clems Marina
As we anchored up along the shoreline of our fishing spot we started casting our bait along the shoreline with
hopes of some nice catches. We started to get several small things in our way that kept adding up. We lost three or four fish to broken hooks, lost half dozen leaders to snags on the bottom, lost several fish as we were about to land them on the boat, and caught several undesirables like hard-heads. Roger and I managed to land a few keeper speckled trout but the keeper fish seemed to elude Glen. With further investigation we discovered that Glen had smuggled on board the boat a banana! :o/ Now I don't consider myself a superstitious person, but when it comes to fishing, don't take the chance. Glen had never heard this superstition but he quickly tossed the banana overboard with hopes of breaking the curse.We moved to another location along the Land Cut and quickly began to improve our fishing. Things were getting back to how they should be catching some nice fish for the day.

Speckled Trout, Glen Evans, JustGoFishin.com

Black Drum, Glen Evens, JustGoFishin.com

Black Drum, Roger Royce, JustGoFishin.com

Speckled Trout, Roger Royce, JustGoFishin.com

Speckled Trout, Dave Alexander, JustGoFishin.com

Black Drum, Dave Alexander, JustGoFishin.com

We certainly had a lot of fun fishin with some friends and catchin some fish. I might have to pick up a banana scanner that will detect and alert me when a banana is entering the boat. 

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


Idahoans at the Land Cut

Roy and Jerry visiting family from Idaho joined us for a high adventure fishing trip to the Texas Land Cut on Wednesday May 15th. High adventure because of the high winds and waves we had to cut through to get there. We had to wait for a thunderstorm to blow through before we could begin our fishing journey. Delayed by 2 hours we picked up some live shrimp at Clems marina enjoyed a rough boat ride to the land cut. 
David Weatherston's Black Drum 27inches
First cast of the day David pulled in this nice 27 inch black drum. Great start and a good sign for things to come
Joshua Weatherston's Black Drum 23inches
 It didn't take long before Joshua landed this nice 23 inch black drum. Our trip was looking good.
Roy Weatherston's Speckled Trout
Roy and Jerry landed several nice speckled trout. Pictured are some of their best catches. Everyone caught speckled trout for the day and made for a nice fish fry that evening with the family.
Jerry Ricks Speckled Trout

Land Cut Catches
The boat trip back was a little harry with gusts up to 25-30 mph. All in the cost of catching fish. Enjoy the video created on this land cut trip.

Dave Alexander