Cat. Ray Burdette

  • Dec. 14, 2017

    We had another great day on the bays around Rockport, Texas today. The fish were actively feeding on mullet and white shrimp. as the tide moved the bait out of the back lake through a small channel along San Jose Island, the fished pushed the shrimp and baitfish to the surface. a cast to that location with a Corky Mirro-Dine XL or a Berkley 4 ” Gulp resulted in a immediate strike and a singing drag. We enjoyed a couple of hours of memorable fishing until the tide slowed and stop moving. Give me a call and enjoy some winter fishing in the bays around Rockport, Texas.

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  • Dec. 9, 2017

    We had a chance to get out to the gulf and fish for snapper and catch some Red Snapper in state waters. The rocks we fished are north of Port Aransas about 30 miles in 70 feet of water. the ride in my 26 Ft. Shallow Sport X – 3 with the 300 HP Yamaha 4 stroke took about an 45 minutes. When we arrived we marked bait and fish from the bottom to about 40 feet below the boat. As we drifted over the rocks using live mullet for bait we caught several nice red snapper of about 4 lbs. as we reeled or bait up after we drifted off the structure one fisherman had a hard strike and said he thought he had a shark. the shark turned out to be a 23 LB. Red Snapper. After that we fished a little shallower over the structure and ended up with several large red Snapper. The trip was fun and the fish was great that evening at Rockport’s Paradise Key Restaurant. They do a great job cooking your fish; try them sometime.

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  • Dec. 5, 2017

    We fished the San Jose Island shoreline for Speckled Trout and Redfish. The day started out slow and we moved a couple of times until the tide started to move. At one of the cuts coming from a back lake the birds we feeding on white shrimp being pushed to the surface by feeding fish. the catch was mixed redfish, speckled trout, and black drum. All the fish came on Corky Mirro-Dine XL’s or Beckley Gulp’s. Our catch was a fisherman’s delight.

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  • Dec. 2, 2017

    We fished the Traylor Island area of Aransas Bay today. The bigger trout were on the drop off near the grass edge in knee deep water. The were feeding on white shrimp. The Berkley Gulp 4″ white shrimp was the bait of choice. The trout wanted the Gulp deep and slow. We choose a 1/8 oz. lead head with the 4″ white or natural gulp. When you felt the strike you had to wait about 30 seconds then set the hook. They were bigger trout than the schoolies in the 4 to 5 foot water. Later we moved inside to Estes Flats and fished several large sand spot and picked up some nice redfish.

    May 14, 2012

  • Nov. 28, 2017

    We fished the Matagorda Island shoreline today and waded a couple of new channels created by Hurricane Harvey. The fishing was great with lots of nice trout on corky’s and gulps. We also caught a couple of huge flounder on gulps and a really big one on a Corky Mirro-dine XL. The water was great , light winds, and lots of mullet and migrating white shrimp.

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  • Nov. 23, 2017

    We are finally getting back to normal. Our new version of normal. Fishing is the best it has been in may years. But lodging (hotels and motels) is limited. Thankfully, about half our restaurants have re-opened. For those interested in fishing and needing a place to stay I would recommend booking early and considering Portland, Texas (about 20 minutes from Rockport). There is several large chain hotels there along Highway 35. As I have said, the fishing is great. Give me a call.20170326_092237

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