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#12293509 - 06/14/17 10:21 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Wind was up 1t 15 mph+ before daylight, so my original location I wanted to fish was blown out.

No big deal.

Wind was supposed to be 5 - 10 mph. and gusts were over 15 mph, ... that's why I say: "You want a tourist report, listen to the weatherman, .. you want a weather report, ... talk to a Mariner."


In the ol' SaltH2O before daybreak and caught some nice trout early with trout in the 17" - 22" range.

Had our trout caught by 8 am this morning.

All my trout action pics came out blurry, but I tried to get some action shots. Need more practice with this new camera - LOL !!! wink















Edited by Grinder55 (06/14/17 11:56 AM)

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#12302553 - 06/20/17 10:47 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Fathers Day Fishin' trip was today since my son had to TCB @ The Boiling Pot Sunday where he is the Manager taking care of their loyal and new customers.

The Bay was "alive" with fish this morning and I ended up catching and stringing the TEXAS GRAND SLAM - Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Drum. Rex, II had his limit of 5 Trout. On the way home with our fish at 9:07 a.m. !

We'll be eating good the next few days.








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#12302772 - 06/20/17 01:03 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Still learning how to use the new camera & video - got these shots while on the water:



Best way I know to start the day.



A Flounder for the Lady of the house.




Nice moonrise that beat the sun up by 22 minutes ..... and the tip of the day is that's what I like to see when I go Fishin'




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#12306385 - 06/22/17 11:35 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
FISH STORY Today !!!!

Ok, you know what they say, "Truth is stranger than fiction."

Game plan was to fish TD Cindy's high tide and to be out of the SaltH2O before 9 am so Rex2 could go to work @ noon.

In the water before daybreak and Rex, II caught the 1st fish - a nice trout. Fish were scattered but reds were running with the trout.

Time to go and I was 1 short of a Trout Limit (5/day) and 1 short of a redfish limit (3/day).

Got to my vehicle and told Rex, II I was gonna make 1 last cast and see if I could get my trout limit today.

BAM .... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !!!! My reel starts singing !!! The biggest Trout of the day hit my line while I was standing beside my car !!! I put that quality Trout on my stringer and had to retake my fish catch of the day. Didn't mind that at all.

I always say, "Keep a hook in the water ya might catch something."

Those words held true today right in front of my son's eyes, so he learned that lesson 1st hand this morning.













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#12317265 - 06/29/17 05:05 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Wind blew us off the reefs this morning, 15 - 20 mph WSW moving to SSE, gusts over 25 so we opted for some protected water working grass beds and grass lines.

Slack tide in the back bay didn't help us any with an 8 am start to the high tide.

Caught trout and redfish with the biggest fish of the day being a flounder caught by Brad.



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#12323703 - 07/04/17 01:41 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
eyeball Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 188
Thanks for the wade trip Grinder. Brad did lose a big trout trying to land it with no net. It was nice catching those trout under the poppoing cork.

Thanks for your educating us on the different places an methods of fishing. It was a beautiful morning.

We caught 7 nice trout and many small ones the next day with my high school bud from Refugio on live bait as you suggested, though we had to take him in the boat due to his health condition. Had to leave early without seeing you again. I am going to search here for the book i got from you a few years ago and i am going to watch your great video again. Will contact you in a few and have advised my BIL from Burnet to book a trip with you and buy your book and video.

Also, the next am after running out of bait i tied on one of the Rockport Rattlers (glow pink you had given us) with a white gulp. Caught 3 more. I had to bite off the tip to get it to stay on over the rattler though but they dont taste bad at all. grin

Lets go again some time. Take care and it was great having your son along to help instruct Brad and net his first flounder.


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#12324481 - 07/05/17 07:59 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
We sure enjoyed fishing with you and your son eyeball.

Crowds and winds have been strong over the 4th weekend, the winds will lay next few days and I will be able to get to that reef I wanted to take you tomorrow morning.

I've been impressed with the way the Gulp! has performed with those Rockport Rattler jigs I invented.

Don't forget now that you're a member of the Rockport Fishing Club enjoy the Copano Bay Secret Reefs DVD & Map you received with the discounts on future trips and a re-supply of the Rockport Rattlers you now own for the next year. The Coastal Bend Oyster Reef Advisory Board thanks you as well.

Watching your son catch his 1st flounder was cool, your son is a dang good angler - he proved that to me watching him work that area once I clued him in how to work it.

You guy's will catch some big reds there when they start their run this year. That's for sure !!!




Edited by Grinder55 (07/05/17 08:01 AM)

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#12326677 - 07/06/17 11:57 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Winds were light enough this morning that we could wade to some deep reefs.

Beautiful sunrise greeted us with a decent trout bite and we had our trout limits by around 9 am.




I had a nice limit of trout, although one is pretty skinny for it's size. ... looks like she just spawned.

I used live shrimp and, Pink/WildEye and Glow/RedEye Rockport Rattler jigs I invented with 3" shrimp pearl Gulp! - the Glow Rockport Rattler jig caught 2 of the 5 trout I strung to finish my limit. Glow RR worked best today and water was trout green.






My son had a nice limit of trout using live shrimp and the Glow/RedEye Rockport Rattler with the Pearl Gulp! shrimp.





Will, my sons friend, caught a nice limit of trout using the Super Spook Jr. 'Clown' early at 1st light, then switched to the Black/GoldEye Rockport Rattler jig with a Rootbeer Norton sand eel.











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#12344151 - 07/17/17 11:47 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Stringing trout for supper as the sun was rising this morning.

Biggest trout of the day was the last one strung for my limit !!!

Rex, II rustled up a nice flounder for his 1st fish at sunrise and had some trout to go with it.

Slow outgoing tide to slack tide today with light winds going from west to north to east. When whatever tide there was quit, so did the trout bite.






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#12346120 - 07/18/17 01:23 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Gneimeth Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 265
Loc: Austin
When am I gonna get my order? I'm hoping your info is the key that unlocks the mystery door!

G.

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#12347358 - 07/19/17 06:20 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Texasredneck70 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 999
Loc: Little Elm Tx
Rex. One week away. I am look I g forward to catching some fish.


Barry

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#12347376 - 07/19/17 06:39 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Texasredneck70]
lite-liner Offline
Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6549
Loc: Fulton, Texas
Originally Posted By: Texasredneck70
Rex. One week away. I am looking forward to catching some fish.


Barry


me toooooooooo!
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#12347847 - 07/19/17 10:59 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Caught some nice sized trout Monday so we threw some croakers for the 1st time this year today looking for bigger trout.

Pretty disappointed in the size of the croaker for this time of year. The shrimp I used on Monday were bigger than the croaker I threw today. I think croaker are being overharvested - they just don't have time to grow before they are netted for bait.

Nice sunrise with variable 5 - 10 SSE winds when we got our feet wet.

Redfish were hanging out with the trout, but no reds made the stringer.

Tide was incoming at a slow velocity.

The big trout never showed before we had had our limits of 17" trout, so we called it a day at ~8:30 a.m.

Threw some artificial and scouted around on the walk back in - but only small trout were caught and released.

Texasredneck & lite-liner, looking forward to the trip as well. We'll tread some new territory than what y'all have been fishing.

Gneimeth, you order was mailed next business day, which was Monday, and is in your P.O. Box according to USPS:
"Your item arrived at the XXXXX, TX 769XX post office at 8:41 am on July 19, 2017 and is ready for pickup."

Blackened Trout - my new trout recipe - is what's on tap for lunch after a nice morning hanging out with Mother Nature and my son.

Just Another Day in Paradise !!!
wink














Edited by Grinder55 (07/19/17 11:33 AM)

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#12347914 - 07/19/17 11:28 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
psalty Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 395
Loc: Kingwood,Tx
Congrats on the catch. Really like the sunrise pic.
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#12348817 - 07/19/17 07:25 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2017 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1106
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Thanks psalty.

Truth be known.

That's what I am really after.

Catching a morning sunrise in the midst of Mother Nature's majesty is what I have always been after.

The fish have always been the bonus.

Mother Nature knows who loves her and she has the ability to reward them beyond their Dreams.



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