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#10956764 - 07/04/15 12:59 PM First Kayak redfish excursion advice
kayakbassrookie Offline
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Registered: 09/10/13
Posts: 21
The wife and i are kayaking the hill country this week but next weekend we are taking the fam to the coast and i want to try my hand at redfishing. Being primarily a LMB fisher i think my skills should translate pretty well but i am clueless when it comes to baits and habitat. We will be staying on the beach nar Port A but less than a mile away from the shamrock cove are. I appreciate any tips.

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#10957345 - 07/04/15 09:36 PM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
b737 Online   content
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 30
Loc: Canyon Lake, Texas
Haven't fished Shamrock. If you cross the ferry , you will have B&R on your left, and Light house Lakes on your right. Lots of good fishing on either side of the causeway. Your LMB equipment will work just fine. I prefer 1/16 or 1/8 oz. o jig heads. (I use only artificial) they will also work with a popping cork using plastic or shrimp. Good luck.

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#10957466 - 07/05/15 12:38 AM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
I'm fishing there this coming weekend also.
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#10957781 - 07/05/15 12:30 PM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
Matt "Moondog" Mooney Offline
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Registered: 04/13/15
Posts: 49
Just as B737 said, you should take a ride on the ferry over to Aransas Pass and fish the lighthouse lakes and B&R flats. Reds should be cruising the flats and marshes looking for mullet, crabs and shrimp, so my favorite lures for there are Zara Spook Jr (color: bone white), 1/16 jig head with Saltwater Assassin (color: chicken on a chain) and then a DOA glow shrimp under a popping cork. You should be able to find some decent fish, just make sure you watch those tides and done get stuck in the lighthouse lakes.

Hope this helps
-Moondog

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#10958647 - 07/05/15 10:08 PM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
bert Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
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Loc: Garland, TX, USA
We just had a thread a few weeks ago on a similar topic,

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/10918824/Re:_Salt_Advice#Post10918824
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#10959061 - 07/06/15 08:56 AM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1653
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I got a report in the inshore section from someone on my post there.
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#10959079 - 07/06/15 09:05 AM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1653
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I fish there a couple times a year, this will my first kayak trip. i'm going to hit it out of Wilsons cut & light house. Prob Packery flats also. I look at it like this, I'll have a rod rigged with a popping cork and khale hook for shrimp, a spinning rod with a 1/8 or 1/4 oz jig head for either plastic or a shrimp for sight casting, a rod for free lining a mullet or piggie perch, a rod rigged with a slip sinker rig for cut or live mullet, a rod rigged with a 1/8 or 1/16oz jig head with a plastic or if its grassy a weedless weighted, and a rod rigged for plugs mainly top water. That about covers it for me.
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#10970901 - 07/11/15 07:34 PM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
kayakbassrookie Offline
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Registered: 09/10/13
Posts: 21
I appreciate all the advice, i have a couple of those baits and a couple of those are gobbledygook to me so i will see what happens in the morning.

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#10971776 - 07/12/15 11:24 AM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
kayakbassrookie Offline
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Registered: 09/10/13
Posts: 21
This is the result of today's excursion.

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#10971811 - 07/12/15 11:51 AM Re: First Kayak redfish excursion advice [Re: kayakbassrookie]
reelfisherman Offline
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Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 916
Loc: Fort Worth Texas
In the past I've had good luck on lead head jigs rigged with Gulp Shrimp. Of course I had to put up with the occasional flounder and trout catches as well.
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