Published Sep 10. 2021 - 1 week ago
Updated or edited Sep 11. 2021

It's like a box of chocolates... never know what you will catch.

Fly fishing anywhere has its risks, but fishing in the gulf has its own unique sets of safety challenges. Down in corpus there are alligators, sharks, flesh eating bacteria, heat exhaustion, and stingray's. Stingrays are everywhere, especially this time of year. You risk stepping on them which I almost did on this trip a few times, and their spike will go through any boot or waders. I didnt think about it when I tried to catch this stingray, but how do I take it off the hook without getting whipped by its tail?

This trip really had a few other challenges. I got double booked on the hotel I reserved and being a holiday weekend, there just was nothing available anywhere near the coast. I also struggled most of the day with heat exhaustion as it was 100 degrees through most of the afternoon. I didnt catch a lot of fish, and none on the first day were any of my target species, redfish and speckled trout. But I did catch what I think was a baby jack crevalle, and a few skip jack. I also hooked into a speckled trout but lost it. Unfortunately I wasn't filming and it got off before the camera could turn on.

However, the 2nd and final day of my trip to corpus, my luck changed. Johnny and I did finally get into our top target species, redfish. We found some beautiful water in the flats that held some tailing reds. I cannot wait to go back and fish that spot again soon. So check back next week for the conclusion of this trip, where Johnny and I get into some of those amazingly strong redfish.

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