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Been on the Texas gulf coast since Nov 1st. - mainly flyfishing Redfish. The past month I see Whooping Cranes most days. Thought it strange to see them grazing on the flats until I learned they love blue crabs as much as we do.





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Pete


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very cool birds!
Doing any duck hunting?


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

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Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Nope, I see very few ducks while out fishing though I understand there are a lot more birds out around the barrier islands. Plus, it's like $315 for a NR annual license .


Pete


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Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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OK, fly fishing for Redfish. Ya got my full attention, has been on my "to do" list for awhile.

Have fun.


Best regards
Vince











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WOW, that's steep!

Way back in the day, the DHBP got together for a couple of trips to Rockport, and we used to have a few guys that primarily hunted that area.
Great area for redheads, greater scaup and pintails. Go inland and you get snows & specklebellies.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Apparently "used to be a great place ". From my understanding Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 totally scoured St Charles Bay (where I'm at) and it still hasn't recovered. I've seen rafts of a thousand Redheads near the Aransas Pass Causeway but only a couple here. Oddly, seeing a lot of Buffies and even GE.


Pete


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Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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It's been a real learning experience. My 1st year here I only had waders and managed to get a 25". 2nd year I had a kayak and caught maybe 200 Speckled Trout but only a few Reds and those were with a spinning rod. This year I have a Solo Skiff and able to go further and stand up to see/cast to fish - a game changer for sure.


Pete


MOLON LABE [mo 'lon la 've]

Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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Bummer. Same thing happened in upper Mobile Bay during Ivan. Took 6 years to recover.
Buffies and GE eat invertebt so not surprising they are still there.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Pete, I hope you are having a great time. I wish you nothing but the best and I know you are. Has to be a ton of fun to be using a fly rod down there.
Allan

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Al Hansen: Jan 14, 2022, 9:55 PM
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It is definitely a blast sight fishing Reds. There have been quite a few days when I only cast to fish that I can see and watch them eat my fly. Haven't been into my backing yet but only because I let them tow me around, like this 28" - my personal best.







Pete


MOLON LABE [mo 'lon la 've]

Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo