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#12703677 - 04/04/18 09:25 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Yes sir Troy King, we had a BLAST catching those Trout with you and your son.

It pays dividends to be fishin' at 1st light.
;-)









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#12708791 - 04/08/18 10:31 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Kayak Angler BenC posted this pic of trout biting today despite the cold temps and winds.

Looks like they were hitting pink since he was catching them on the 1/4 oz. Pink/WildEye TEXAS RATTLER™ rigged with a Stinky Pinky Homewrecker soft plastic.



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#12714061 - 04/12/18 05:41 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Will Y. sent in this pic of a nice trout he caught today wade fishing.

Report is he had several trout this size and caught them on 1/8 oz. TEXAS RATTLER™ Red/WildEye rigged with a Chickenboy Roach "Whippin Chicken".

Will said he only had 1 "roach" color Whippin Chicken so he used it until the trout shredded it to pieces, ...

... which was about 9 or 10 trout caught on 1 soft plastic.

Now that's the TEXAS RATTLER™ U-Lock™ doing its job !!!

Will is gonna eat well tonight.
wink







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#12716476 - 04/14/18 10:34 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
REVIEW: Fish-Bites "White Knuckle" Shrimp & TEXAS RATTLER™ jig combo under a popping cork.

Fishing for a sunset for the soul and some supper I decided to test out the new Fish-Bite shrimp under popping cork.

Now some will say that it is the popping cork attracting the trout, but the deal is it still won't make the Trout bite because an angler can't reel faster than a trout can swim ( ~40 mph in bursts) so a trout has the ability to swim around a lure under a popping cork and "check it out" long before it decides to bite it.

Wave action from 25 - 40 mph winds do help the suspended 1/16 oz. TEXAS RATTLER™ jig & soft plastic get some action and rattling noise from a cork when it is just sitting there between an anglers popping of the cork.

Feet wet as the sun was just beginning to set.

Using a 1/16 oz. Glow TEXAS RATTLER™ rigged with a Fish-Bite shrimp under an Alameda rattling cork ... 3rd cast in some shallow SaltH2O hooked up with a 2 lb. crab that fell in love with my set up .. at first I thought it could be a flounder with that type weight on my line, and when I saw it was a crab I was like - dang !!!... but when I saw how big it was I was like - I want to net that and put it on my stringer, but how ?

Yeah, .. that big crab tore up Fish-Bite shrimp up some, but it was still good to go with the TEXAS RATTLER U-Lock™
" doing its thing". cool

Scattered trout action on a serious incoming tide against a 30 mph+ winds and scattered trout action tore up the Fish-Bites shrimp even more ... with the last trout strung being the biggest before I had to put on another Fish-Bites shrimp soft plastic.

BTW, that Fish-Bite was white when I 1st put it on, the pinkish color is from blood from all the trout being hooked.

Proof of the effectiveness of the TEXAS RATTLER™ jig under a popping cork is the fact that the biggest trout hit it, ... despite its stomach being full of mullet.

I found the Fish-Bite shrimp to be softer and a bit thinner on the head than the Gulp! - yet it still performed well under adverse conditions with the TEXAS RATTLER™. cool














Edited by Grinder55 (04/14/18 10:38 AM)

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#12719909 - 04/17/18 10:00 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
The 'Wind Witch' has been on a roller coaster this spring bringing in some atypical cold temperatures for this time of year in south Texas.

The result - from what I have seen the last week wade fishing from the Laguna Madre to the reefs around the Rockport bays - is that the Trout action has been scattered but some nice size to them when caught.

While Redfish and Drum action has been great on these windy days for guides and recreational anglers alike - bait or lures, the Trout Anglers have been doing well for anglers looking for some nice size to their Trout.

With few throw backs from undersized Trout that will come soon enough with warmer water temps, the action may not be what I call "steady action", but it has been rewarding with quality sized trout making the stringers.

Bright colored Pink or Chartreuse TEXAS RATTLER™ jigs have worked well with dark color soft plastics like the 5" Plum/Chartreuse SW Bass Assassins or the 4" Chickenboy Pearl 'Whippin Chicken'.
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#12727530 - 04/23/18 02:28 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
BIG SNOOK caught on TEXAS RATTLER™ jigs made in Rockport, Tx. is what is making the news this week.

BIG SNOOK like to eat the TEXAS RATTLER™ jigs - that's for sure !!!

Some cool pics sent in from Jason Trexler from Port Charlotte, Florida and AJ Johnson from Cureo, Texas of some quality sized Snook up to 31+" they caught using the TEXAS RATTLER™ jigs last week.

Jason took several pics to show the size of his Big Snook, and AJ caught his Big Snook with his Dad, who took the pic.

Congrats to both these young men having Fun and making some serious memories that will last them a lifetime.











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#12729187 - 04/24/18 04:08 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Busy with work, but I had to get a little time "in" the water for an hour or so, ... took one of our employees with me as we both took our "break" together.

The reward was a quality trout that a TEXAS RATTLER™ jig called up.




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#12729613 - 04/24/18 09:09 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
TroyKing Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1651
Loc: Carthage Tx
Nice one!
_________________________
The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?

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#12735346 - 04/29/18 09:56 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
THE LOW TIDE BLUES:

Morning low tides can have the no boat, wade and kayak only anglers singing the Blues when the water has flowed away from their favorite fishin' hole overnight.

Put an evening rising moon with that tidal event and that's a recipe makes for some tough morning to noon fishing conditions.

Put the right game plan together a with the right tackle when that happens and an angler can still get some trout filets for lunch.

Knee deep before sunrise watching the moon set was the game plan to string some trout for my sons Happy Birthday party to go with some home made gumbo later today.

Smooth water on a wind protected shoreline and the TEXAS RATTLER™ was able to 'call in' some scattered trout that had remained after their full moon night time feed.

The moonset was the icing on the cake.

Out of the ol' SaltH2O at ~ 8 a.m. to clean fish, grab a quick bite to eat and deliver some TEXAS RATTLER™ jigs to Livin Reel Salty Tackle Shop in Portland before noon today, ... as promised.
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#12736894 - 04/30/18 02:47 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Low Tide or not , didnt' matter - fresh Trout was served with the Homemade Gumbo for the Birthday Party !!! cool




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#12745997 - 05/07/18 08:00 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Some nice trout and red action using the TEXAS RATTLER™ jigs were caught yesterday Ivan Flecha from San Antonio and Capt. Foster from Rockport.

Capt. Foster caught this fat trout wade fishing using the Texas Rattler™ Fish-Max™ hook

Ivan caught his reds at the Kayak Meet & Greet in Aransas Pass using Glow 1/8 oz. Texas Rattler™ with a glow firetail SW Bass Assassin.

Both of these anglers entered their pic in the TEXAS RATTLER™ Fish Pic of the Month





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#12748832 - 05/09/18 08:42 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Thought I'd share a good fishin' story with my saltwater brothers:

Bass like to eat the TEXAS RATTLER™ jig too ...

Fred Ruland just got his TEXAS RATTLER™ jigs in the mail yesterday and immediately rigged one up and walked out his back door and hit a local lake behind his house on his pier ...

...and BAM !!! he catches some Bass and sends me the pics !!!

Fred made a cool video showing the lure he was using in action and posted it on my FaceBook Page: Texas Rattler™ Inventor FaceBook Page


Now is that cool or what ?














Edited by Grinder55 (05/09/18 08:43 AM)

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#12757359 - 05/16/18 06:44 AM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Morning or night - its been a good bite this spring.

The TEXAS RATTLER™ 1/8 oz. Pink Gold/Eye jig using some Chicken boy soft plastics came through for some steady action.



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#12758195 - 05/16/18 05:40 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Water is heating up and so is the trout n' red action !!!

Chartreuse/RedEye 1/8 oz. TEXAS RATTLER™ jig and a Plum/Chartreuse SW Bass Assassin held value today with light winds prevalent.



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#12759133 - 05/17/18 12:22 PM Re: WadeFish Rockport 2018 [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1079
Loc: Rockport, Texas
1st Trout of the day.

Actually that was the 1st keeper trout of the day .. threw back 5 or 6 trout before landing this fat one that stretched 22.5".

Launched at 7 am and headed back to the dock at 8:50 am to go to work in the TEXAS RATTLER™ shop.

I wanted to show an area to Team REEL KEEPERS that we scouted for the Babes on Babe Tourney this weekend that they are fishing in.

Trout almost every cast when we pulled 1st drift, the biggest being 22.5" .. worked the shoreline a bit for reds and flounder - nada, not even a rat red.

Wind picked up and muddier water than when we got there moved in on 2nd drift and time was up soon thereafter for this scouting mission - but the knowledge was transferred and that was our goal.

Well, .. that and catching some trout for my Mom on her visit from Temple, ... I promised her some of my stuffed trout tonight and a man's gotta keep his promise !!!

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