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Old 06-14-2006, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Help me fish S.E. of Houston, TX

Hey Mike,

If I understand correctly, you are talking about the area of the Texas coast that runs from Port Arthur to Freeport. This are includes Galveston and the Bay system as well peninsula on the east side of the bay that runs to High Island. Unfortunately, Texas Hwy 87 from High Island to Port Arthur was cut years ago by a hurricane and has never been restored. I regret to say that the Texas record for redfish lies in the surf off of that abandoned highway.

Depending on wind and water clarity, it has the potential of being a very rewarding fishing adventure. A word of caution: when the surf’s up, forget it! The only thing you are likely to catch are hardheads and that slimmer of slimmer’s, the Gafftopsail catfish; however, this messy water is also the best time to try for a trophy red in the surf, especially during late August and early September… Jetty walking works well for most everything working in shore.

Tell you what, send me you email address and I will send you an excerpt from my book, Fly Fishing Texas. I would appreciate your effort to protect my copyright.

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