Capt. Ron Behnke
It is the first issue of the last month of summer. Fishing in
August is historically very good while using croaker and piggy perch. I
am still not able to get out on a boat and go fishing but this hot
weather this month does not really heighten my desire to get on the
water anyway. I really like to fish after the cold fronts start rolling
in. I am really looking forward to getting back on the water at that
time. My friends in the tackle business and marinas tell me they are
busy, busy with the last of the vacationers on the coast getting in one
more trip before school starts.
Don’t forget that on September 1st, the daily
bag limit for speckled trout drops to 5 fish per day per person with a
10 fish two day limit with fish in your possession. I do not think that
the sunset clause of five years will ever really happen, Just like the
redfish limits that were passed years ago, once you lose it, you never
get it back. The CCA and TP&W will never let the trout limit ever go
back to 10 per day. It is also very strange that the new limits do not
go all the way to the Texas/Louisiana border. Instead only a portion of
the Texas coast falls under this new law. Hmmmm!
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J., 9 years old from Ricardo, Texas went fishing for the first time on
7-7-14 and landed this big 29 ½” Trout in the back waters of Baffin Bay.
She was fishing with mullet. The fish will be mounted.
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Baker caught this 46” King Mackerel on 8-10-14 in the surf just down from Bob