Fishing has been absolutely awesome with limits of trout and reds easily attainable. During the New and Full moon periods water levels have come up considerably and when it has the back lake shorelines have really turned on. Wind ward shorelines have also produced well, redfish are prowling these shorelines early in the morning feeding on little shrimp and medium size pinfish. Throwing small topwaters like a super spook jr has worked like a charm in catching redfish in the 24 to 28 inch slot. When the water has not been so high, the sand and grass transition has been the place to be and if the surrounding area contains potholes that has been a big plus in finding quality trout. Bait availability is in great shape and mullet or other pinfish will be the main course meal as winter is approaching. Our water temperature is currently in the mid seventies so fish can still be found up shallow all day long and because of the current and favorable water temperatures these fish have been extremely active in their fight. Because of what I'm seeing and in-spite of the red tide that is present out in the Gulf along the beach front shorelines, the winter fishing outlook looks to be an outstanding one.
Capt. Ernest Cisneros
A Brownsville-area native, Capt. Ernest Cisneros fishes the Lower Laguna Madre from Port Mansfield to Port Isabel. Ernest specialized in wading and poled skiff adventures for snook, trout and redfish.