Just Go Fishin Podcast
Summary: Fishing resource along the Texas Coastal Bend and beyond. Anglers from Texas and Beyond share their fishing tales of some great catches. We capture the memories of a great day on the water.
Sturgeon Fishing Tips and Techniques, JGF Tales & Reports Podcast Show Episode #38 This week we go BIG and to California for some Sturgeon fishing in Northern California. These Sturgeon fish are the largest freshwater species in the United States. Sturgeon Fishing with Greg Moe Greg Moeis our guest this week to help us learn more about Sturgeon fishing. Greg has many years of experience as he targets the over-sized monsters and shares his sturgeon tips and techniques on catching the 100 pound plus variety. http://www.rockinrod.co/ Greg said he once had a 300 pounder on his line that almost spooled him. Thank goodness there was an angler on his boat near by and let Greg get on board and the boat ended following the sturgeon up stream a few miles while Greg landed him. After landing that beast he said. "I am whooped!" Greg was done for the day after fighting to keep him on the line. Texas Land Cut I had the pleasure of going to the Land Cut with a few of my friends from church and we had a great time! The video provided shows a few of our catches of black drum in this area of the Texas Coastal Bend. New Fishing White Paper Website Fishing White Paper is our new site for some terrific articles on fishing. Our first article is on "Best Bait for River Catfish". We'll have more articles to coming in the near future. Be sure to give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of Greg Moe.
Bass Fishing from California to Florida, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode #37 This week learn about some great bass fishing techniques and tips to catch that trophy large mouth bass. Danny Barker joins us this week with a unique perspective on fishing for bass in California for many years. Then Dan retires and moves to Florida to enjoy his passion for Bass fishing and doesn't skip a beat. Dan caught this beast of a Bass at Lake Folsom California weighing in at 14 1/2 lbs. Dan shares his fishing tale about his experience catching and releasing his record Bass. You'll learn about his drop shot bass fishing technique and bass fishing tips in catching and releasing. Dan also shares his favorite lures and rigs he uses in targeting the large mouth bass. Read Danny's article written about his catch on "The Daily Crank". We are grateful to our listeners and humbled by the wonderful response we've enjoyed with this podcast. We'd like to shout out to the top ten States or Regions listening to our show. 1) Texas, 2) Florida, 3) North Carolina, 4) Illinois, 5) Ontario Canada, 6) New York, 7) California, 8 ) Ohio, 9) Georgia, 10) Arizona Be sure to give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of Danny Barker.
Crappie Fishing, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 036 Crappie fishing... who would a thought this would be a lot of fun! This week we go to Lewisville Lake Texas and visit with "The Crappie Guy", Guy Skinner. We also travel to Northern Minnesota and visit with Crappie Keith Nelson who love the sport of crappie fishin. This weeks crappie fishing tips and techniqes will truley help improve your fishing adventures. So kick pack and relax and enjoy this weeks episode of Crappie Fishing. Guy Skinner, The Crappie Guy There are some beautiful surrounding lakes just North of Dallas/Fort Worth Texas where the Crappie Guy fishes. Known for his year round passion of crappie fishing, Guy knows the ins and outs and patterns for a great day of fishing any time of year. thecrappieguy.com Crappie Keith Nelson Northern Minnesota is cold and beautiful with many surrounding lakes to enjoy a great day of crappie fishing. In the North you're enjoying ice fishing into in March when the Southern part of State is fishing the open waters. Known to have caught about 300 crappie fish per day... Crappie Keith seems to know how to find them. ckoutdoors.com Facebook Fishin Facts and Fables This week we asked the question, "what is your favorite lure and what type of fish do you catch with it?". We had some great responses and comments to this question at JGF podcast & Dave Alexander Facebook page. We would appreciate any feedback, comments or questions you may have about our podcast or about fishin. Be sure to give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of Guy Skinner and Keith Nelson.
Wisconsin Trophy Trout, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 035 This week we go up North to Wisconsin, home state of the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, to learn about trophy trout fishing. We were able to catch up with Eric Haataja and talk about 40 pound brown trout. Milwauke, Wisconsin is Eric's home that offers some great fishing in Lake Michigan. www.wibigfish.com Land Cut Last week we enjoyed a great day of fishing in the Land Cut of Texas. This is a popular place to fish for many anglers on the Texas Coastal Bend. This particular day we caught several speckled trout and a black drum. Pictures are available on our Fishing Tales blog post. Texas Game Warden Watch with Chuck Ford With the weather improving and spring around the corner the Game Wardens are out checking boat safety compliance and trout limits. Some areas the trout limits are different and you need to know these regulations. Coast Guard is also out checking boats and be sure to have flares on board your vessels. Also, the black drum are running and some great catches are being made around the Packery Channel, Clems Marina, Causeway Pier, Red Dot Pier, and Marker 37. Be sure give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of Eric Haataja.
Texas Trophy Trout, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 034 Lets talk about "Texas Trophy Trout" on our first show kicking off our weekly Tales & Reports show. If you want to get some great tips on how to get those illusive trophy trout... this is the episode. This week we have Captain Jay Watson sharing his tips and tricks on how to improve your angling while going after the oversized trout. Captain Jay Watkins "After 31 years I have a pretty good equation for finding and catching those fish (trophy speckled trout), with emphasis on finding because that is the key." Jay Watkins. Jay fishes out of the Rockport Texas area and teaches some great insights on how to go after trophy speckled trout along the Texas coastal bend. You'll love his passion for sport angling along with his son's Jay Ray & Ryan. www.jaywatkins.com "I base my pick (location) for the day on conditions, the type of structure for the area, and availability of food in that area." Pictured about is a nice trophy size speckled trout. www.jaywatkins.com Joshua Clark, 8.7 lb Trout Great trophy speckled trout fishing tale from Joshua Clark who loves to fish in the boat hole and Nueces bay areas. WE were fortunate enough to get Joshua on the phone to share his story. The 8.7 pound speckled trout isn't pictured above, but you'll get the idea from this nice trout pictured that Joshua caught. Texas Game Warden Watch with Chuck Ford Sea-grass is an important part of our estuary and is protected in certain parts of our shoreline. Be aware of places your boating and the shallow areas with sea-grass. If you travel through the sea-grass its a violation if you up root this plant. There was some early concerns about the Speckled Trout populations along our coastlines and public meetings where several attended to give and receive feedback. At this time the Texas Parks & Wildlife will maintain the current speckled trout limits of 10 per day and one per day over 25 inches. Be sure give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of Jay Watkins and Joshua Clark.
Catfishing Tips for Blues, Flatheads and Channels, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 033 Great show this week on cat-fishing. One of the most popular types of fishing in Texas and beyond is cat-fishing! We have some great guests on the show to help you in teaching novices and more experienced looking to improve their results. We hope you enjoy. Be sure to get your FREE copy of "How to Select a Fishing Pole" Captain Chad Ferguson Chad Ferguson shares his insights and techniques at Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas. Chad uses 2 key methods while fishing; rod and reel is primarily his focus when going out on the water, but also uses a jug lines to balance out the day. Kids really like the Jug Fishing as Chad gets them started for the day. Blue catfish are typically your larger species to target, especially in the winter times. These are the 40+ pounders anglers love to pull in for a nice picture and release. Channel Catfish are Chad's favorite to target because they're the best eating and smaller size for the choice fillet. Flathead catfish can get very large as well, but typically smaller then the Blue cat. www.learntocatchcatfish.com Chad usually uses live shad 90% of the time and cut bait for the others. Catfish are definately preditors and will be agressive with live bait. Gary Turner Gary Turner from Athens Georgia and fishes South Carolina enjoys catching catchfish with his pontoon boat rigged up with 8 to 15 rods on each fishing trip. He Say's it's not like bass fishing when you're working a single rod & reel, catfishin you're setting up several rods with live bait and cut bait and waiting for a strike. Sometimes things get kinda crazy when you have 8 rods out and 8 rods get hit close to the same time! gonefishinclub.com Gary pictured here with his 38 lb flathead catfish caught and released at Santee South Carolina. Favorite live bait is 6 to 8 inch herring. Michael "Pork Chop" Crosby Michael Crosby's catfish fishing trip on the James River Virginia produces some Monster Blue Catfish! Michael known in his circle of friends as "Pork Chop" pulled in this nice 58 lb blue. Sweet!!! He also sent us a nice picture of his 70 lb Blue Cat caught on the last day!!! www.olddominioncatfishclub.org Michael "Pork Chop" Crosby on his last day pulled in this nice 70 lb blue catfish... WOW. Using dead gizzard shad for bait was able to catch some nice monsters at the James River in Virginia. At the end of each day they would net their bait for the next days fishin. Facebook Fish Facts and Fables This we asked our Facebook fans... Whats the coldest day you have gone fishing? We also asked... Catfish is the 2nd most sought after species in Texas. Which species of catfish do you prefer? (Blue Cat, Channel Cat, Flathead Cat, other) Here what the responses were on this week JGF Tales & Reports Podcast or visit us on our FaceBook fan page and join in the conversation. We would appreciate any feedback, comments or questions you may have about our podcast or about fishin. Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander email@example.com This weeks Photos courtesy of Chad Ferguson, Gary Turner, and Michael "Pork Chop" Crosby.
Ice Fishing, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 032 Texas fishing has gotten a little chili this time of year. The wind chill alone can freeze off your nose or ear while cruising 50 mph on open air boat to your favorite fishing spot. We decided to begin the new year by going up North to learn more about Ice Fishing and the cold weather to appreciate what we have here in Texas. This week we are thrilled to have 3 Ice Fishermen to share there Ice Fishing experiences. Also in this episode we review the new Okuma Serrano Baitcaster reel. Mark Breitenfeldt from Saint Paul Minnesota shares his story about taking his Chevy for a swim while going Ice Fishing. One evening Mark decided to go out on an ice fishing trip and the fog had set in making it difficult to see. He was following a cars fresh tracks that were previously made and thought he was safe. He didn't realize that he was headed for a natural spring in the lake and his chevy pickup truck suddenly went for a dive. The car's tracks he was following had also sunk. Nathan Krusko from New York talks about tournament Ice Fishing and hosts a podcast show called "North East Ice Fishing". Anyone can get started with ice fishing with about $100 investement. Just pickup a few tackle items and a hand crank auger and your ready to go. Tournament Ice fishing is really catching on and gaining in popularity. Purch and Blue Gill are the main targets in this type of fishing. Northeast ice fishing tournaments is the heaviest stringer up to 10 with some other variations depending on tournament. While pre-fishing for a tournament Nathan was able to pull in over 200 fish and releasing. It can be a real fast action sport if your able to get on the crib. You can tune into Nathan & Chris Jones at North East Ice Fishing Podcast. Also available at iTunes. Nathan's been fishing ice fishing since he was a kid being taught by his dad the tricks of the trade. Captain John Gribble from Port Clinton Ohio talks about Ice Fishing for walleye on the famous Lake Erie. Ice can get up to 2 feet thick in the deep cold winter. Captain John uses an air boat or atv's depending on the condition of the ice to navigate his way to his favorite fishing spots. Limit of Walleye while ice fishing at Catawba State Park Ohio. Be sure to look up Captain John for some Ice Fishin on Lake Erie. Okuma Serrano sr-200 Review JustGoFishin purchased a new baitcaster reel after some due diligence to make up with our baitcaster fishing pole. We decided to write a review since there were some items about this new reel we felt needed to be shared. Visit JustGoFishin Blog for this review. Checkout our new JustGoFishin custom fishing poles now available online. These poles are made from some of the best materials available. im-6 graphite blanks, recoil guides, and spiral guide setup for the baitcaster poles. Be sure give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org This weeks Photos courtesy of Mark Breitenfeldt, Nathan Krusko and Captain John Gribble
Meet Our Fish Reporting Guides, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 031 Welcome back to this weeks podcast and may I say, "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!" What a year this has been as we close out this years activities and prepare for a new year. This week we wanted to introduce you to the fishing guides that provide fishing reports at JustGoFishin.com. These Captains do a great job in sharing their knowledge with you on where the fish are and how there catching them during the whole 2010 year. Do you have the right equipment? First; Have you received JustGoFishin's Free Special Report on "How to select a Fishing Pole". Our Team JustGoFishin just completed some exstensive research and wrote this special report to help you learn how to buy the right tools for the job. Get this free report by subscribing to JustGoFishin's weekly newletter. We hope you enjoy this FREE publication as a token of our appreciation for becoming a member of Team JustGoFishin. JustGoFishin offers several links to fishing reports along the Texas Coastal Bend to help anglers get the most out of their fishing preparations. Saltwater Angler and Texas Parks and Wildlife to name a few that offer regular fishing reports along with JustGoFishin Reports. Meet Our Captains: Captain John Little operates "Little Fishing Trips" along the Texas Coastal Bend covering mostly the upper Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, Land Cut, and up to Boat Hole and Deadman's Hole. Captain Scott McCune, "The Saltwater Cowboy" offers charters both offshore and inshore. Inshore reports are primarily in the Rockport Texas area, Redfish Bay, Aransas Bay, Hog Island and others. Captain George Garza operates Double G Charters and covers King Ranch Shoreline, Emmords, Pure Oil, Baffin Bay and many others. Any one of the guides can provide a great day of fishin. We hope you enjoy learning more about these quality fishing guides. Be sure give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Next JGF Tales and Reports Episode is scheduled for January 19th, 2011.... We'll see ya then! Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander
Custom Fishing Poles, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 030 What's in a fishing pole? This week we talk with Rodsmith, Manual Lara, about what goes in a fishing pole and what's best for you. A custom fishing pole is really a "must have" for your collection of poles. Learn what an im6 blank is and how it effects your angling performance. Also available are new Fuji recoil guides that bounce back in place after being bent back almost to the pole. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JustGoFishin Poles are now Available! 7 Foot, Light Power, Fast Action Awesome, im6 Modulus Elasticity Fuji Recoil Guides Great Gripping Cork Handle Spinning Reel or Baitcasting Reel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Email Distribution We've upgraded our email distribution to getresponse.com from our older "Mail Loop" software system. We're excited to bring you more robust media to our listeners and viewers of our email newsletter. We recenlty received an email from such subscriber saying, "Hello Dave, Let me begin by saying I am pleasantly suprised and how much I enjoy your site. I was hesitant at first to sign up, but I must say I'm really glad I did. Keep up the good work!"Danny Eddins, Portland Texas. JustGoFishin Podcast Network Most of our podcast shows are downloaded through iTunes, Zune, and Blackberry and are pleased to share with you some feedback we received from one of our listeners, "As a native East Texan I consider Port Aransas my second home. Your podcast is my fishin info-link to my favorite Gulf Coast spots. Sometimes when you do interviews outside & I hear the gulls in the background I get a little homesick. Keep up the great work." Saltydog75. Our listeners come from all over and we'd like to share with you our top 10 U.S. Cities: 1) New York, 2) Houston, 3) Dallas/Fort Worth, 4) Chicago, 5) Atlanta, 6) Los Angeles, 7) Corpus Christi, 8)Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne, 9) Pheonix, 10) Salt Lake City. Land Cut Fishing Trip Had a great fishing trip with Manual Lara and Art Meru as we ventured south on the Laguna Madre. After trying several spots we ended up at the Land Cut. We captured this video to share with you our day of fishin and a few of our catches. We have other great JustGoFishin videos for your enjoyment at fishingvideos.justgofishin.com or our YouTube Channel. We posted our adventure and pictures on the JustGoFishin blog. Facebook Fish Facts and Fables This week we had some great responses to our Port A Jetty video posting with comments from all over. You can view responses to this video on JGF podcast & our JustGoFishin Fan Page. We would appreciate any feedback, comments or questions you may have about our podcast or about fishin. Texas Game Warden Watch with Chuck Ford Speckled trout are in the deeper waters with the cooler temperatures and redfish can still be found in the flats. Just wait till after the cold front and you'll find them schooled up tailing. Talking with a air boat guide said he runs over thousands of them all the time. Flounder can only be caught by rod & reel with a limit of 2 during the month of November. November is also a black-out month for flounder gigging. With this new regulation we are seeing their numbers increase for flounder this year. Be sure give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander
Texas Two Step: Baffin Bay and Matagorda Bay, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 029 This week we learn how to fish the legendary Baffin Bay and the magical Matagorda Bay systems along the Texas Coastal Bend. Captain Aubrey Black and Captain Hollis Forrester share there expertise in fishing these amazing waters of Texas. Captain Aubrey Black "The only hard structures within the bay are 2 types; first you have the rocks and second, the lower units lying next to the rocks. "When the reds start schooling up there like major lawn movers down there in the grass and get all the crabs and shrimp scooped up". Fishing Baffin Bay the last 7 years Captain Black has been well known for the trophy trout catches as well as his clients in this unique bay. Wade fishing the rocks, grass and shallows for redfish and speckled trout. www.captblack.com Captain Hollis Forrester In Matagorda Hollis focusses on the sandy grassy flats while wade fishing in about 3 feet of water. "Fall winter and springtime we focus on the big hogs (Trout), that the beauty of Matagorda bay right there!" I asked Hollis if he ever had his boat drift away from him while wade fishing? "I left my anchor untied one time and while wade fishing I looked back and see my boat gone. It was probly the worst time I've ever had and it was dark and thank goodness that a craber was going back home at the time and he was nice enough to stop and pick me up and go lookin for boat boat." www.capthollisforrester.com Port A Jetty Some great catches at the Port Aransas Jetty this fall and JustGoFishin had a chance to talk with some anglers about their day. We created a video showing a couple of the catches that we hope you enjoy. Also, checkout our JustGoFishin YouTube Video Channel for more great fishin videos. Brandon Witherspoon caught this nice 31 1/2 inch Bull Redfish at the Port A Jetty Terry Loomis Caught a Nice 38 inch, 18 lbs Bull redfish at the Port A Jetty on piggy perch. He was visiting from San Antonio TX. John Coggins of Corpus Christi Texas caught this nice slot redfish at the Port A Jetty. Measuring at about 26 inches this red will be on the dinner table that night. Art catches a nice spanish mackerel at the Port A Jetty. He is also sporting a nice home made packpack that helps him carry his gear over the bolders of the jetty. Mitch Gose caught and released this 45 inch Bull redfish at Port A Jetty. This has been great these last 13 weeks bringing you some terrific interviews of some top notch anglers here in Texas and beyond. Thank you so much for joining us and tuning into the JustGoFishin.net Network. We'll be back for monthly shows of JustGoFishin Tales & Reports with the next show on November 24th. Join us on Facebook We would appreciate any feedback, comments or questions you may have about our podcast or about fishin. Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander
Blackfish in the Long Island Sound, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 028 Long Island Sound 1st week of October Patti & I went to Bronx New York to visit kids and grand kids. During our stay we enjoyed a week of outdoors which included camping and hiking the Catskills mountains, world class zoo, picking apples at an apple orchard and a day of fishin on the Long Island Sound. Captain Rich Tenreiro guided 3 fourth year med students (including my son in law) of Einstein University and myself on a fantastic day of blackfish fishing the Long Island Sound. These blackfish are bottom fish creatures that can be very illusive and difficult to catch. They like to hang around structures and reefs and when hooked will try and take your line into the rocks to break off. Capt Rich and first mate Natalie Roseberry worked very hard to put us on the meat. Winds and tidel currents were strong in the morning and made it difficult to anchor in very specific locations in the LI Sound. Using a 2 anchor technique they were able to hold the boat in such away to maximize our ablilities to hook some nice blackfish for the dinner table that night. www.rgfishing.com Captain Rich also hosts a TV Show the Northeast Angler where he gives great angling tips for fishing the Northeast. We had a great time with Captain Rich and appreciate his time and efforts in making a memorable experience for us all! (Spencer Mangum, Dave Alexander, David Badger, Roroy Sandberg) Packery Channel The Packery Channel Jetty is really comin on this fall with some great catches of redfish and spanish mackerel. We stopped by to take a few snapshots and talk with some of the anglers about their day. Fabian caught these nice redfish on cut mullet at the Packery Channel. Debbie Ballards 25 inch redfish caught at the Packery Channel. Ernest Pollite caught a few nice spanish macherel at the Packery Channel Chad Lenock's nice Speckled Trout Catch at the Packery Channel. Below is a special cart his dad made for fishing piers and jetty's. // Facebook Fish Facts and Fables THis week we asked: Whats your favorite way to fish? Bait Fishing, Artificial Lures, Flies, Other? We received comments from several Fans including Daniel Linares, Rene Martinez, Val Kells, and Charles Garza. Responses to these questions can be found on this weeks JGF podcast & our JustGoFishin Fan Page. We would appreciate any feedback, comments or questions you may have about our podcast or about fishin. Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander
Fishing The Surf, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 027 This week we had the pleasure in joining Team OSO on their beach bash kicking off the winter "Running of the Bulls" tournament for their organization. We learned some great tips on surf fishing where anyone can be successful. Download and enjoy at iTunes, Zune or just listen in on this website. www.teamoso.com Some of the nice catches for the day... Beach Bash gathering of anglers. Paul Rabbit's nice speckled trout Zia Catcher's 27 7/8th redfish. Wow, nice catch Oso Yakman lands this nice 20 lb Jack Carvell Sweet! // Texas Game Warden Watch with Chuck Ford This week is on boat safety. If you get stopped by a Game Warden you should have the following items on board your vessel: 1. GW will check your boat registration from the number on side of boat. 2. You have to have in your possession your Certificate of Number card. 3. Should have a life jacket available for every person on board. Any youth under the age of 13 should be wearing a life jacket at all time while on the vessel. 4. Should have a fire extinguisher available 5. Throw-able flotation cushion 6. Horn or whistle 7. Your catches of the day they will check size & bag limits 8. They will also look for any possible intoxication of the driver Y'all be safe out there! Be sure give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of David Rogers, Scott McCune and Grant Coppin
On The Fly Fishing, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 026 This week we have a unique opportunity to "go on the fly" with Captain Sally Ann Black on Saltwater Fly Fishing here along the Texas Coastal Bend. Fly fishing is a sport that has really taken off in the last few years since kayaking became more popular. Sally shares, "Not only do I know about Rockport, but I also have learned a lot about the upper Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay which is totally different than any place else on the Texas Coast. It's like the last best place." www.captainsally.com "The differnece between bait fishing, lure fishing, and fly fishing is that bait fishing you anchor up your boat and bait up a hole and then wait for the fish to come to you. In shallow water fishing or lure fishing and fly site casting you go to the fish! Your presenting food to the fish." Captain Sally Ann Black We certainly appeciate Captain Sally for joining us this week on the fly! // Facebook Fishin Facts & Fables This week we asked the following question and received some great answers from anglers. What's the largest Redfish you've ever caught? Responses came from Daniel Linares of Corpus Christi TX, James Tesch Jr of Texas, and George Garza of Corpus Christi TX. Responses to these questions can be found on this weeks JGF podcast & our JustGoFishin Fan Page. We would appreciate any feedback, comments or questions you may have about our podcast or about fishin. Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of Captain Sally Ann Black
Tailing Redfish, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 025 This week we have some great guests that will take us on a journey to catch some nice redfish. The fall season has begun and that means the Bull reds have started their run along the Texas Coastal Bend. I stopped by the Packery Channel Jetty & Port A Jetty and found some nice redfish catches that we hope you enjoy at JustGoFishin Tales. Cookie Vela catches a 44 inch bull redfish at the Port A Jetty. We were able to catch it on video and create this short clip. We hope you enjoy.... These beauty's are sought after by all sport anglers for there size and fight they give. Oversized Reds are catch and release while limits are placed on catches in the slot. You'll need to check your local State regulations. Captain David Rogers, Winter Springs Florida Slobberknockers is what David calls these mammoth bull redfish. They hit so hard slobber comes out of there mouth. Winter Springs Florida at the Mosquito Lagoon is David favorite place to fish these days. www.aaahawgwildcharters.com The Mosquito Lagoon is a closed estuary and has only one access point to bay. 90% of the fish are residents and don't migrate outside of the bay. There are about 11 schools of monster redfish that Captain Rogers tracks and has lots of success with his clients. Captain Scott McCune, Rockport Texas The Saltwater Cowboy gives his insights on fishing the pot holes & drop-offs for redfish in the Rockport Texas area. Shares a few stories on a few of his last trips out with his clients and their success. thesaltwatercowboy.com Enjoys fishing from Corpus Christi Bay, Redfish Bay, Aransas Bay to San Antonio Bay systems. Grant Coppin, Corpus Christi Texas Fishing the Northern Laguna Madre, Grant has a great time fishing for redfish while sight casting the flats. www.backlashcharters.com Primarily fishes from Pure Oil to the Corpus Christi Bay. Be sure to check out JustGoFishin Tales where we feature some great catches. Recently at the Packery Channel & the Port A Jetty. // Texas Game Warden Watch with Chuck Ford The State Record for a Redfish is 59 1/2 inches long and 54 1/2 lbs by Artie Longron on January 30, 2000. It's important to know that if you catch an oversized redfish and decide to keep it, you must tag it immediately. This tagged redfish will not be counted as part of your daily bag of three in the slot. If you think that you have a record fish, here is the process it takes to be recognized: Obtain an Angler Recognition Award Application Take fish to an official Scaler for fish to be weighed & measured. Take fish to a Certified Biologist to identify species. Compete the entire form and mail to Austin for recognition. (Of course... Send a picture to JustGoFishin ;o) Be sure give us your feedback… our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of David Rogers, Scott McCune and Grant Coppin
Fresh and Saltwater Kayak Fishing, JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 024 This week we are pleased to feature 3 kayak fishing enthusiasts. Kayak fishing seems to have exploded in popularity the last few years and your about to learn why our guest today enjoy this sport so much. Vincent Rinando, Houston Texas Our first guest is Vincent Rinando of Houston Texas. Kayak fishing in the Galveston area is great to venture off where others that are land locked can't go. Fishing the shallows and drop-offs you can usually find redfish anytime of day. Vincent enjoys fishing several kayak tournaments and has been very successful individually and as part of Team Ocean Kayak. www.teamoceankayak.com First couple of years I sort of paddled, then I learned paddling... Let me explain, "It's like the difference between Wrastling and Wrestling everybody sort of wrastles around but it's really not wrestling. The first couple of years we did a lot of paddlin but it wasn't really paddling. I went to American Canoe Association and became an instructor for paddling." Jason Stock, Tampa Bay Florida Our next guest is Jason Stock from Tampa Bay Florida who really enjoys chasing the large schools of redfish tailing. His Dad owned a kayak shop and grew up fishing the bays and coves of Florida. Learn more about his kayak adventures on the Florida coast. www.jmsnookykayakcharters.com "We're just focus on the redfish, they're just kind of ravenous as can be" "One of the best ways to sneak up on the fish. We live in a heavily populated area so we get ski boats a lot of the times... we catch fish and they don't even know I'm right next to them." Rob Wendel, Chicago Illinois Our next guest is Rob Wendel of Chicago Illinois. Rob's passion is fishing the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Michigan. His first fish he ever caught on his new kayak was a King Salmon. He was hooked ever since! www.greatlakeskayakangler.com "Lake Michigan is really a great multi species lake, mostly known for the trout and salmon which is what I target. But it has fantastic small mouth, perch, big pike, and big muskies." JustGoFishin Checkout our online fishin directory for the Texas Coastal Bend and Beyond. We have a great resource of fishin information that includes; Fishing Spots, Fishing Tales, Fishing Tournaments, Fishing Reports, some great websites of fishing guides and sites in the US and Internationally. // Texas Game Warden Watch The Bull Reds are beginning to run along the coast. Catches are being made at the Port A Jetty and Packery Channel Jetty and other known locations. This redfish run has started early and producing several big fish. Expected to last through October and first part of November. 5 things to be prepared with while kayak fishing: From sunset to sunrise you have to display a 360 degree white light that's visible for at least 2 miles. Any type of motor including trolling motors mounted on a kayak has to be registered with the Texas Parks and Wildlife. Any type of sail placed on a kayak requires registration with the Texas Parks and Wildlife. You have to have a personal flotation device (life jacket) on board your kayak. Under 13 years old must wear life jacket at all times while on boat. You have to have a horn or whistle on board in case you get in trouble. Be sure give us your feedback... our guests as well as JustGoFishin would love to here from you your comments, feedback and suggestions. Come see us on our Facebook page! Also, Enroll your fishing website to our online fishing directory. Y’all have a great day of fishin, Dave Alexander This weeks Photos courtesy of Vincent Rinando, Jason Stock and Rob Wendel