Capt. Ron Behnke
Summer is over, though you can’t tell by the temperature, and
fall fishing is about to begin. There are a lot less fishermen on the
water but that is the norm for this time of the year. School has
started, bird hunting is going on and lots of you are headed to the deer
lease to fix blinds, feeders and cabins. Most hunters will spend most
weekends working on their leases to get ready for the opening weekend of
hunting. But fall fishing is great here on the coast and those that
don’t hunt will have a surplus of places and conditions to catch some
really great fish.
As soon as the cool fronts start coming
through South Texas, I like to fish the drop-offs on the grass edges of
the Intracoastal Waterway. Using your trolling motor and working up and
down the ICW, throwing soft plastics on the weed beds and pulling them
off and then letting them fall down the side of the drop-off where the
fish will pick up your lure is the way to go at this time of the year.
I also like to drag my lure behind the boat while I am working the
trolling motor. You can catch just as many trout pulling the lure
behind the boat as you can working it off the front deck of the boat.
Sadly, we have learned that a young angler
here in Corpus Christi that has been a loyal reader and contributor to
the Angler, Cody Moravits, has been diagnosed with cancer. Friends of
Cody’s are planning a benefit fishing tournament to be held in Corpus
Christi at Marker 37 on October 25th. We will provide more information
when it is available but if you want to help out a great young man this
would be a good way to do it.
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Butch Duff and his friend Mark (taking photo) had a great morning at Packery
Channel 9-4-14 catching a nice stringer of Reds and Trout.
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Faulkner caught this big 31” Redfish on 8-17-14 in the Lower Laguna Madre.