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Old 05-08-2021, 06:50 AM   #1801
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Bro, the croaker bucket floated up

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Way to go Josh, good to see some on the water pics! Keep at 'em!

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Old 05-08-2021, 09:57 AM   #1803
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Those are some great trout Josh

I've got a tarpon trip in Port O'connor booked for later this summer, I'm really hoping to catch a Texas tarpon.
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I've got a tarpon trip in Port O'connor booked for later this summer, I'm really hoping to catch a Texas tarpon.
Thatís on my bucket list. My brother caught one last year in Matagorda trout fishing.
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Old 05-08-2021, 11:12 AM   #1805
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I've got a tarpon trip in Port O'connor booked for later this summer, I'm really hoping to catch a Texas tarpon.
Thanks... who are you going with?
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Good job Josh. Glad to see you post up here again.
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:33 PM   #1807
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Those are some serious trout. Congratulations!

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Old 05-08-2021, 06:38 PM   #1809
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Good to see some healthy trout. Josh, is that West Matty, Esparito, or San Antonio ??
I have been to POC a few times since the freeze but have been leaving the trout alone. Just waiting on some better reports before I put any effort in targeting them again. Nothing better than a good topwater bite with bigger trout.
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Does this mean no more pictures

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Old 05-08-2021, 06:51 PM   #1811
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Good to see some healthy trout. Josh, is that West Matty, Esparito, or San Antonio ??
I have been to POC a few times since the freeze but have been leaving the trout alone. Just waiting on some better reports before I put any effort in targeting them again. Nothing better than a good topwater bite with bigger trout.
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:59 PM   #1812
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5 trout in the 23-26Ē range for us today... seems like the freeze definitely hurt some areas pretty bad but we finally found some better fish. How has the freeze been affecting everyone else in here?
I knew I should of erased those tracks......... Lol Awesome fish!

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Old 05-08-2021, 09:23 PM   #1813
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avian skies...whatever their fishing charter is called. A friend caught a monster with them last year and thats who they recommended
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avian skies...whatever their fishing charter is called. A friend caught a monster with them last year and thats who they recommended
Will Granberry, Chasing Predators. I use to guide waterfowl hunts at Bay Prairie Outfitters with Will before he went out on his own.
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In Canada, yes. Mike still owns the lodge in Midfield and it's now a hotel. He goes up to Canada every fall.
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Old 05-09-2021, 04:43 PM   #1818
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What kind of boat is that over your shoulder Josh? Looks like a Majek Skiff.
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I've pretty much stopped posting on the GS, but still lurk a bit, but I wanted to get on this thread and report a FANTASTIC fishin' trip!! I took my 2 grandsons Axton who is 10 and Ryker who is 8 and their dad Jake to Matagorda and we met up with Captain Glenn Saturday morning... WHAT A DAY!! I had heard and read on here about Glenn's knack with the kids. Panhandlehunter who is on my deer lease just kept on talking about how his little girl Parker just loves Capt. Glenn... Well my grandsons have hair-lipped every catfish and bass/crappie in both my stock ponds at the farm but they'd never been "out in the boat" fishing... Let me tell you guys, that new Haynie and that 350 Merc is quite some boat that Glenn's got!!


Well on to the fishin'.... Neither of my boys (nor their dad for that matter) had ever really used a "real" rod n reel (spinning reel)... I have little Zebcos and one small spinning reel that they use at the ponds and I'd tried to teach them how to cast a nice spinning reel from my gear at home, but they just weren't interested... I figured if I took them and let a PRO handle it, it might go a bit different... Well, it did! By the end of the day, those boys AND their dad were all chunking those poppin' corks and shrimp a mile in that wind like pros themselves. Glenn indeed DOES have a knack of teaching!! Well it's not a knack, it's a gift plain and simple. He's just flat good at it. Fishing conditions were not good. We had those stiff winds and the later in the day the stronger the winds became... My outlook for the day was if the boys lasted to 10:00 AM, I'd have considered the trip a rousing success. If they caught fish, even better... Those boys fished ALL DAY!! Other than stopping and taking short breaks for another Gatorade, Mountain Dew and a snack, they fished the whole time up until 4:30!! We were sitting at the last spot that was on the way back to the Harbor trying to catch a redfish, and Axton asked if there were any more spots we could try. When Captain Glenn told him that this was the last cove between were we had been and the harbor, he was a bit disappointed, but then again he was wore plum out too!! So he didn't put up much of a protest when we finally called it a day...


I think the highlight of the day for both boys was they each caught a stingray!! They thought those were some pretty awesome creatures! We only brought home 2 keeper fish. Axton caught a keeper drum and Jake caught his first ever trout. I think he had as much fun as the boys! Jake has never been a fisherman or hunter as his dad was injured on the job when Jake was at young age and was never able to take him out to hunt and fish so he never developed a desire for either... I think that all changed yesterday!!



At the end of the day, the boys caught a BUNCH of Booner class whisker fish, several under-sized trout and drum, and Ryker caught his first ever redfish.



I had a really good time just getting to know Glenn and of course we swapped a bunch of stories as the day unfolded... What a good day to be on the water. We're already looking forward to doing it again.


Thanks Glenn!!
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Old 05-09-2021, 06:19 PM   #1820
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Sounds like a heck of a trip Charlie and good times with the family! Glad to see you posting brother!

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Old 05-09-2021, 06:58 PM   #1821
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I've pretty much stopped posting on the GS, but still lurk a bit, but I wanted to get on this thread and report a FANTASTIC fishin' trip!! I took my 2 grandsons Axton who is 10 and Ryker who is 8 and their dad Jake to Matagorda and we met up with Captain Glenn Saturday morning... WHAT A DAY!! I had heard and read on here about Glenn's knack with the kids. Panhandlehunter who is on my deer lease just kept on talking about how his little girl Parker just loves Capt. Glenn... Well my grandsons have hair-lipped every catfish and bass/crappie in both my stock ponds at the farm but they'd never been "out in the boat" fishing... Let me tell you guys, that new Haynie and that 350 Merc is quite some boat that Glenn's got!!


Well on to the fishin'.... Neither of my boys (nor their dad for that matter) had ever really used a "real" rod n reel (spinning reel)... I have little Zebcos and one small spinning reel that they use at the ponds and I'd tried to teach them how to cast a nice spinning reel from my gear at home, but they just weren't interested... I figured if I took them and let a PRO handle it, it might go a bit different... Well, it did! By the end of the day, those boys AND their dad were all chunking those poppin' corks and shrimp a mile in that wind like pros themselves. Glenn indeed DOES have a knack of teaching!! Well it's not a knack, it's a gift plain and simple. He's just flat good at it. Fishing conditions were not good. We had those stiff winds and the later in the day the stronger the winds became... My outlook for the day was if the boys lasted to 10:00 AM, I'd have considered the trip a rousing success. If they caught fish, even better... Those boys fished ALL DAY!! Other than stopping and taking short breaks for another Gatorade, Mountain Dew and a snack, they fished the whole time up until 4:30!! We were sitting at the last spot that was on the way back to the Harbor trying to catch a redfish, and Axton asked if there were any more spots we could try. When Captain Glenn told him that this was the last cove between were we had been and the harbor, he was a bit disappointed, but then again he was wore plum out too!! So he didn't put up much of a protest when we finally called it a day...


I think the highlight of the day for both boys was they each caught a stingray!! They thought those were some pretty awesome creatures! We only brought home 2 keeper fish. Axton caught a keeper drum and Jake caught his first ever trout. I think he had as much fun as the boys! Jake has never been a fisherman or hunter as his dad was injured on the job when Jake was at young age and was never able to take him out to hunt and fish so he never developed a desire for either... I think that all changed yesterday!!



At the end of the day, the boys caught a BUNCH of Booner class whisker fish, several under-sized trout and drum, and Ryker caught his first ever redfish.



I had a really good time just getting to know Glenn and of course we swapped a bunch of stories as the day unfolded... What a good day to be on the water. We're already looking forward to doing it again.


Thanks Glenn!!
Iíll second Charlieís statements on Glenn my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the day with Glenn, amidst conditions that sounded about the same. Iíve already sent Glennís info to a couple of friends, and one has already scheduled a trip. Havenít heard back from the others. Great guide, made a friend who Iíll recommend to others in the future, and gained a wealth of information on various subjects. Anyone looking for a trip in the Matagorda area would be doing themselves a favor to reach out to Glenn and book a trip
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:03 PM   #1822
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Thank you Charlie! That is very kind of you to say. I really enjoyed fishing with yall. You have some fine grandsons. They are very nice and respectful young fellas. Their good upbringing is evident. It was really nice visiting with you. And the boys caught on quick. They hung in there like champs. I kept thinking ok, they probably won't last much longer. But they did. All the way till the end.

Just a quick report... This weekend was like polar opposites from sat to sun. Saturday morning we had light winds and I was able to work deep structure in open water and we caught "limits" of 18-19" trout and a few drum and redfish. All caught and released for a company tournament. Back at the dock by noon. Saturday afternoon the wind picked up and blew everything out. We caught a few fish but it was already much tougher. Sunday morning we were very limited on options with everything out in open water blown out. So we fished protected water as best we could and it was just a grind. The river is on a pretty good rise so the river, diversion channel, a lot of the ICW and some of the bay is fresh. Our windy day options get pretty thin with the runoff. I also think the weak outgoing tide was offset by the strong south wind and we were just sitting on a dead tide all day. This spring has really been challenging on these bad wind days. We have lots of tough days every spring but this year seems to be tougher than usual. I sure can't wait for those sweet SE wind days of June where I can get out and fish everything I want to fish. There are lots of fish out deep. We did see really good schools of glass minnows. I keep thinking they are going to pull the trout up on the shorelines. I sure hope they do soon. Talking to buddies of mine who specialize in redfish it was a grind for them this weekend. They could find fish and saw lots of fish but had a real hard time getting fish to eat well. We worked pretty hard to find a decent redfish for our company tournament saturday morning. But we did find a good one and we tied for first with Capt. Michael Kubecka.
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:11 PM   #1823
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Good deal Charlie. We have a trip with Glenn coming up. Hopefully this wind will lay.
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:14 PM   #1824
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Good to see some healthy trout. Josh, is that West Matty, Esparito, or San Antonio ??
I have been to POC a few times since the freeze but have been leaving the trout alone. Just waiting on some better reports before I put any effort in targeting them again. Nothing better than a good topwater bite with bigger trout.
West matty and everything else out east of POC would probably be your best bet... everything south towards rockport seems pretty slow
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:15 PM   #1825
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El pescador classic... itís a friend of mines
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:16 PM   #1826
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Nice... I donít really hear too much about tarpon but I know a lot of ppl say will granbury has them figured out
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:19 PM   #1827
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Iíll second Charlieís statements on Glenn my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the day with Glenn, amidst conditions that sounded about the same. Iíve already sent Glennís info to a couple of friends, and one has already scheduled a trip. Havenít heard back from the others. Great guide, made a friend who Iíll recommend to others in the future, and gained a wealth of information on various subjects. Anyone looking for a trip in the Matagorda area would be doing themselves a favor to reach out to Glenn and book a trip
Thank you! Yep, same conditions exactly. Thank you for the referrals, I greatly appreciate it!
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:24 PM   #1828
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Great write up Charlie. Itís not always about catching fish or brining fish home itís about the experience.


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Thank you Charlie! That is very kind of you to say. I really enjoyed fishing with yall. You have some fine grandsons. They are very nice and respectful young fellas. Their good upbringing is evident. It was really nice visiting with you. And the boys caught on quick. They hung in there like champs. I kept thinking ok, they probably won't last much longer. But they did. All the way till the end.

Just a quick report... This weekend was like polar opposites from sat to sun. Saturday morning we had light winds and I was able to work deep structure in open water and we caught "limits" of 18-19" trout and a few drum and redfish. All caught and released for a company tournament. Back at the dock by noon. Saturday afternoon the wind picked up and blew everything out. We caught a few fish but it was already much tougher. Sunday morning we were very limited on options with everything out in open water blown out. So we fished protected water as best we could and it was just a grind. The river is on a pretty good rise so the river, diversion channel, a lot of the ICW and some of the bay is fresh. Our windy day options get pretty thin with the runoff. I also think the weak outgoing tide was offset by the strong south wind and we were just sitting on a dead tide all day. This spring has really been challenging on these bad wind days. We have lots of tough days every spring but this year seems to be tougher than usual. I sure can't wait for those sweet SE wind days of June where I can get out and fish everything I want to fish. There are lots of fish out deep. We did see really good schools of glass minnows. I keep thinking they are going to pull the trout up on the shorelines. I sure hope they do soon. Talking to buddies of mine who specialize in redfish it was a grind for them this weekend. They could find fish and saw lots of fish but had a real hard time getting fish to eat well. We worked pretty hard to find a decent redfish for our company tournament saturday morning. But we did find a good one and we tied for first with Capt. Michael Kubecka.

As usual good report Glenn by filling in the details only one itsy-bitsy minor correction.... Your tournament was FRIDAY and we fished with you SATURDAY... I'm thinkin' you need to put a T-top on that boat so you don't bake yore brain!! It's the second thing to go you know!!!
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Old 05-09-2021, 08:09 PM   #1831
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As usual good report Glenn by filling in the details only one itsy-bitsy minor correction.... Your tournament was FRIDAY and we fished with you SATURDAY... I'm thinkin' you need to put a T-top on that boat so you don't bake yore brain!! It's the second thing to go you know!!!
Yep, you are right. I can't keep my days straight. And I didn't fish today because of Mother's Day.
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Good to hear Charlie I'm glad you had a great time

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Yep, you are right. I can't keep my days straight. And I didn't fish today because of Mother's Day.
You didnít miss nothing but tropical storm force winds.
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I've pretty much stopped posting on the GS, but still lurk a bit, but I wanted to get on this thread and report a FANTASTIC fishin' trip!! I took my 2 grandsons Axton who is 10 and Ryker who is 8 and their dad Jake to Matagorda and we met up with Captain Glenn Saturday morning... WHAT A DAY!! I had heard and read on here about Glenn's knack with the kids. Panhandlehunter who is on my deer lease just kept on talking about how his little girl Parker just loves Capt. Glenn... Well my grandsons have hair-lipped every catfish and bass/crappie in both my stock ponds at the farm but they'd never been "out in the boat" fishing... Let me tell you guys, that new Haynie and that 350 Merc is quite some boat that Glenn's got!!


Well on to the fishin'.... Neither of my boys (nor their dad for that matter) had ever really used a "real" rod n reel (spinning reel)... I have little Zebcos and one small spinning reel that they use at the ponds and I'd tried to teach them how to cast a nice spinning reel from my gear at home, but they just weren't interested... I figured if I took them and let a PRO handle it, it might go a bit different... Well, it did! By the end of the day, those boys AND their dad were all chunking those poppin' corks and shrimp a mile in that wind like pros themselves. Glenn indeed DOES have a knack of teaching!! Well it's not a knack, it's a gift plain and simple. He's just flat good at it. Fishing conditions were not good. We had those stiff winds and the later in the day the stronger the winds became... My outlook for the day was if the boys lasted to 10:00 AM, I'd have considered the trip a rousing success. If they caught fish, even better... Those boys fished ALL DAY!! Other than stopping and taking short breaks for another Gatorade, Mountain Dew and a snack, they fished the whole time up until 4:30!! We were sitting at the last spot that was on the way back to the Harbor trying to catch a redfish, and Axton asked if there were any more spots we could try. When Captain Glenn told him that this was the last cove between were we had been and the harbor, he was a bit disappointed, but then again he was wore plum out too!! So he didn't put up much of a protest when we finally called it a day...


I think the highlight of the day for both boys was they each caught a stingray!! They thought those were some pretty awesome creatures! We only brought home 2 keeper fish. Axton caught a keeper drum and Jake caught his first ever trout. I think he had as much fun as the boys! Jake has never been a fisherman or hunter as his dad was injured on the job when Jake was at young age and was never able to take him out to hunt and fish so he never developed a desire for either... I think that all changed yesterday!!



At the end of the day, the boys caught a BUNCH of Booner class whisker fish, several under-sized trout and drum, and Ryker caught his first ever redfish.



I had a really good time just getting to know Glenn and of course we swapped a bunch of stories as the day unfolded... What a good day to be on the water. We're already looking forward to doing it again.


Thanks Glenn!!


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Old 05-09-2021, 09:14 PM   #1835
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You didnít miss nothing but tropical storm force winds.
I was down at River Run today for lunch. It was brisk. Again.
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Thank you Charlie! That is very kind of you to say. I really enjoyed fishing with yall. You have some fine grandsons. They are very nice and respectful young fellas. Their good upbringing is evident. It was really nice visiting with you. And the boys caught on quick. They hung in there like champs. I kept thinking ok, they probably won't last much longer. But they did. All the way till the end.

Just a quick report... This weekend was like polar opposites from sat to sun. Saturday morning we had light winds and I was able to work deep structure in open water and we caught "limits" of 18-19" trout and a few drum and redfish. All caught and released for a company tournament. Back at the dock by noon. Saturday afternoon the wind picked up and blew everything out. We caught a few fish but it was already much tougher. Sunday morning we were very limited on options with everything out in open water blown out. So we fished protected water as best we could and it was just a grind. The river is on a pretty good rise so the river, diversion channel, a lot of the ICW and some of the bay is fresh. Our windy day options get pretty thin with the runoff. I also think the weak outgoing tide was offset by the strong south wind and we were just sitting on a dead tide all day. This spring has really been challenging on these bad wind days. We have lots of tough days every spring but this year seems to be tougher than usual. I sure can't wait for those sweet SE wind days of June where I can get out and fish everything I want to fish. There are lots of fish out deep. We did see really good schools of glass minnows. I keep thinking they are going to pull the trout up on the shorelines. I sure hope they do soon. Talking to buddies of mine who specialize in redfish it was a grind for them this weekend. They could find fish and saw lots of fish but had a real hard time getting fish to eat well. We worked pretty hard to find a decent redfish for our company tournament saturday morning. But we did find a good one and we tied for first with Capt. Michael Kubecka.


Great report and Iím takin notes because sooner or later, these boys of mine are going to,start putting out grandkids for you to teach how to fish
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:46 AM   #1837
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Great report and Iím takin notes because sooner or later, these boys of mine are going to,start putting out grandkids for you to teach how to fish
It's sure lots of fun taking them fishing and hunting. Not much better.
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:54 AM   #1838
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You didnít miss nothing but tropical storm force winds.
Man was it blowing down here yesterday! Me and my son had to call it early becouse the wind.....and we were bank fishing for catfish!

Sucks because he was trying to do a youtube video and product test some new audible bait alarm combo's.
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Man was it blowing down here yesterday! Me and my son had to call it early becouse the wind.....and we were bank fishing for catfish!

Sucks because he was trying to do a youtube video and product test some new audible bait alarm combo's.
Yep. We had our Motherís Day get together at our river house on the San Bernard. White caps in the river. Fish were biting, after a flood we usually do pretty good on catfish, but yesterday the croaker were out in force. My daughter caught them until she got tired of them and had two decent blue cats as well.
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Old 05-10-2021, 10:20 AM   #1841
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That's my little buddy right there! Those fish didn't stand a chance.
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Old 05-10-2021, 10:41 AM   #1842
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Eating size croaker?

In the 80's and 90's we used to catch a ton of croakers off my buddies dock in Bolivar. Eating size croaker year round with runs of big croakers in the fall. Since they started targetting them for bait in the mid 90's those size croakers have disappeared.
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Yep. I put her limit at 10” and 20 bag limit. Just because daddy has to clean them. Lol. Most time if the hard heads aren’t bad she has no problem getting her “limit”. We don’t fish for them anywhere else, just when we’re down at the river. I’m not sure what you consider eating size, but anything over 10” has a decent little fillet.
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Yep. I put her limit at 10Ē and 20 bag limit. Just because daddy has to clean them. Lol. Most time if the hard heads arenít bad she has no problem getting her ďlimitĒ. We donít fish for them anywhere else, just when weíre down at the river. Iím not sure what you consider eating size, but anything over 10Ē has a decent little fillet.
10" sounds about right. I'm not big into making certain ways of fishing illegal unless absolutely necessary, but I'd be a fan of banning fishing with croaker just so the croaker runs come back.
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10" sounds about right. I'm not big into making certain ways of fishing illegal unless absolutely necessary, but I'd be a fan of banning fishing with croaker just so the croaker runs come back.
It would be nice to have golden croaker runs again
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Yes it would.
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Old 05-10-2021, 12:10 PM   #1847
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Good stuff Philip!!!
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good thing that little girl got her looks from momma!!!

Cute kid Phillip
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That's awesome up there ^^

In for croaker runs again.
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Job well done Phillip.
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