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#10912701 - 06/12/15 09:39 AM LSKS / Coastal Report.....
armadillomojo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 2510
Loc: Cleburne,Tx
Man have I been busy! Work has had me bouncing back and forth between Austin and Houston for the past month or so. I did find the time to get down to Galveston between trips to fish the second tournament of the Lone Star Kayak Series last Saturday. 120+ of some of the best inshore kayak anglers in Texas registered for this one so I certainly had my work cut out for me. A day and a half of pre fishing had me concerned as my efforts had only produced a single red drum from the new marshes I had been exploring with my good fishing buddy Gerardo Olmos from Houston. That single red was 1/4" over the slot and broke one of my rods. A soon as the rod loaded up I knew it was a good chance this fish was over the slot and then "SNAP!" The power of these fish is just unreal! I guess that's what keeps me coming back for more....

At this point I am down one rod and not feeling very confident in the next days tournament. I did however eliminate some water and decided to revisit a marsh system that has produced time and time again for me this time of year. Started the day with a very low water conditions but a strong incoming tide. After boating three reds all under the slot in the first 45 minutes on the water, I started second guessing my decision. I moved out of the now flooded marsh and into the main drains where I started working a popping cork very aggressively. It didn't take long after changing tactics and I was hooked up with a mid to upper slot red.....and that was it. For hours and hours it seemed...that was it! I made the decision to start back to the launch in hope that I could luck into that second fish I needed to get me in the money. While paddling along side my fishing partner, discussing the day, one random cast hooked me into a second mid slot red! That popping cork never stopped as it landed on the surface. Must have hit him right in the face! Now I had a 25" and a 26" to take to the weigh in. I knew this wouldn't put me in the top 3 but maybe top 10.

Well, better then I thought! Good enough for 6th! Those two fish earned me some gas money and a little extra. Also included in my winnings was a very nice wading belt from EZ Wade. I am no wade fisherman but now I have reason to give it a shot.
Big thanks to Dustin Koreba for putting on such a great tournament trail and no doubt Rick and Patti over at Anglers Pro Tackle for all of their support!

This is a great tournament trail to fish if you have ever even considered a red fish series. Go check them out and I hope to see you at the weigh in in August!
Lone Star Kayak Series

#10912940 - 06/12/15 11:20 AM Re: LSKS / Coastal Report..... [Re: armadillomojo]
Grease Bath Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 1694
Loc: Ft. Worth
Congrats Joe on an awesome finish against some very talented anglers! Can't wait to hit the coast with you! thumb
Matt Scotch
Kayak Pro Staff - Bass Pro Shops

#10912967 - 06/12/15 11:37 AM Re: LSKS / Coastal Report..... [Re: armadillomojo]
Neumie Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 3149
Loc: Hutto, Hallettsville, Rockport
Great finish! Congratulations Joe!
"Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus

#10913171 - 06/12/15 12:56 PM Re: LSKS / Coastal Report..... [Re: armadillomojo]
ETBA Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1232
Loc: Garland, TX
Congrats on a Solid finish!
Swimbaits Only.

#10913928 - 06/12/15 07:19 PM Re: LSKS / Coastal Report..... [Re: armadillomojo]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 16022
Loc: South Texas
6th place isn't shabby! Nice reds as well! thumb
Just one more cast!

#10913935 - 06/12/15 07:27 PM Re: LSKS / Coastal Report..... [Re: armadillomojo]
Wafflejaw Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 775
Loc: Dallas,TX
Congrats man!! That's an awesome turn out!

Alright, catch your breath, and lets plan a trip.


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