Wade Fishing Texas Laguna Madre Port Mansfield

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Mike

I got an invite to do some evening wade fishing with my good friend Ruben Pena and I have to admit its been so long since I have been catered too as far as not being the one to retrieve the boat after long wades.

Twice at the boat ramp I had to remind myself I was not pulling a boat behind me. We arrived at our first location at about 4:00 p.m. We began fishing off-colored water throwing tops. After walking about 100 yards we quickly realized this was not the spot that would bring screaming drags. So we moved to a mud gut that held plenty of bait and made the move to switch to plastics like a TTK II in the red shad color and Ruben threw a corky devil.

Ruben drew first with a respectable 23 inch trout and then it was my turn with a 25 incher. After walking about fifty more yards and not getting a bump we relocated. As six-thirty was approaching we knew we did not have much time, but never the less those two trout that we caught and released earlier made our efforts worthwhile. Our last location brought us a pretty good trout bite from the minute we got there until 7:30 p.m. We really were not prepared to wade at night but we did it anyway. At one point in the dark I was asking my friend if he thought the fish could see my dark bait. And no sooner was my question answered with a 21 inch trout at the end of my line.

The evening was overcast so we could not see our baits till they were right in front of us, but the fish had no problem finding them. The tide was really ripping and the bait fish were really active. Great evening bite and caught nothing but solid trout.

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