Ron's Note
Updated 9-12-2014

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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Capt. Harvey Faulkner caught this big 31” Redfish on 8-17-14 in the Lower Laguna Madre.

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