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SPI Jetties 7/06

Avg Temp 86 °F

Pressure 29.85 in

Wind Speed 9 mph (ESE)

Moon Waning Crescent

High Tide 6:56 am

Low Tide 9:23 pm

Got the call that the Kings were killing it over at the Jetties. So I woke up early at 4:15am to make sure and get there by 6am. I hit the road and left Edinburg at 4:30am with coffee in one hand and a car full of Ugly Sticks! After a brief taco and fuel stop I arrived at Isla Blanca Park around 6:15. To my surprise people already posted up. I carefully made my way to the tip of the Jetties and found my spot in the middle of  all the rods and reels.

the early birds

the early birds

Surprisingly enough everyone was very friendly given the close quarters to each other. It seems that the rocks has its own set of locals who fish there every weekend. So I clipped on my 20ft+ StrikeKing crankbait and I started chucking it out to see whats biting. After ripping up the bottom with the crank I switched to a Zara Spook in Black. I worked that lure for about an hour with zero results.

I decided to use a 12ft crankbait and finally started seeing some action. I had sheephead hitting my lure as it rolled out of the grass on the submerged rocks. They pecked at it but I guess there donkey mouths just didn’t want to commit. The only person catching anything on the whole strip was this boy who was 35 yards away. He was using what looked like a Yo-zuri 6-8ft crankbait that was the size of a full zara spook. This little dude caught 2 Kingfish in the span of 2 hours. A quick 2 hour limit!

nice Kingfish little dude!

nice Kingfish little dude!

As for myself.I gained a new found respect for the jetties. For not only its fishing but the comrade had there. 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Holly Beach 6/29

Avg Temp 88 °F

Winds 9-15mph

High Tide 9:26 am 0.7ft+

Low Tide 4:11pm

Pressure 29.83

Moon:Waning Gibbous

Linked up with my homie Jesse Garcia and Good Ol Kayakless aka Miguel Martinez for a quick wade session at Holly Beach.  We left a little late at 4:30am. It would have been 4am but Jesse decided he needed to shower before fishing(who does that?) So we finally arrived at Holly Beach by 6 am before sunrise.

Holly Beach before sunrise

Holly Beach before sunrise

So we all start putting our wade gear on as fast as possible in the dark to take advantage of the pre-light fishing conditions. This task is easier said then done. It seems the faster you go the longer it takes! Either that or just anxious to hit the water.

Getting all of our wade gear on in the dark

Getting all of our wade gear on in the dark

We eventually found a small school of under-sized trout in some cool water near the shoreline. We all caught a quick 3 trout and released them for another day. Just as soon as the bite turned on it stopped and nothing was had for the rest of the day. We got off the water before 11:00am and were eating at Joe’s in Port Isabel just before the lunch crowd.

Beautiful glass-like water!

Beautiful glass-like water!

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Port Mansfield 6-22

Temp 88

Water Temp 85

Tide

High 5:45am 1.3 ftLow 9:10pm -1.0ft

Wind 12-22mph

Moon:Waxing Gibbous

I decided that I need to hit the water since it had been nearly a month since I had gotten my kayak wet. So I took off to Port Mansfield early around 4:30am from Edinburg. This time of year the sun is brutal with temperatures hitting 106 by noon. so its best to fish in pre-light conditions and get off the water by 10am.

I arrived at the South-side bay access only to find it closed. So I traveled to Fred Stone park and launched from there. To my surprise I found J.DeLeon,Borneo and Lawewnce launching as well. We all hit the water and traveled to the North-side honey hole aka Community Bar. The reason its called that is because of all the people who are always fishing it! It’s a quick spot to hit out of the harbor so alot of boats stop there first on the way out North.

trying to beat the crowd

trying to beat the crowd

Fishing was very difficult with so much pressure from the other boaters,wade fishermen and of course kayaks. I hit the bar then left it quickly when I realized there was over 25 people wading it! So I worked the shoreline with only 2 under-sized trout to show for it.

Borneo and DeLeon fared the same with Lawerence having the only keeper trout of the whole morning. I called it quits around 11:30,packed it up and headed back home.

The hobie crew

The hobie crew

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