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Fly Fishing - Spot N Stalk/Bay & Airboat Logistics

We welcomed Andrew Harris and guests in from California for a three day stretch on the long rods. We approached the trip two ways to cover all possibilities. These included airboat approach for the ultra skinny fish along with our normal bayboat fare for outside beaches, coves, bayous, and shorelines. Capt. Jeff Larson had airboat support while Capt. James Cunningham worked the bigger water. Check out our Youtube Channel

We did some pretty well rounded discussions prior to the attempts concerning technique and strategy. Some bases you just can't cover like "don't yell at your buddy when you're standing near a school of fish". Those lessons have to be learned but all in all it was a very productive time. While there are glory days on the long rods, most attempts are frought with frustration. I'd say we hit it at about a 6 out of 10. We will be seeking improvement there as we develop our approach to the pinnacle of Texas sight casting. Aboard the bayboat on today's last attempt, one guest finally got into the big schools of Black Drum with Capt. James Cunningham after taking 3 Redfish earlier on his fly. That produced another 6 to 8 hookups and he even managed a Sheepshead (The Permit of The Texas Bays). That, I would say, was an epic day on the bullwhip.

Using the airboat to locate and get guests into the fish was right on track with the anglers just having a field day in the skinny water. Capt. Jeff Larson and his trusty Air Ranger produced some good times and really great pictures. With low tides, that hurt our hopes for the bayboat approach but as you can tell, Day 3 was just amazing.
 

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1) Burning around a flat in an air boat...
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2) Expecting your anglers to be quiet...

Does. Not. Compute...o_O
 
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1) Burning around a flat in an air boat...
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2) Expecting your anglers to be quiet...

Does. Not. Compute...o_O
It was actually schools encountered hoofing it in from the bayboat, btw. However, one of the guys started yelling at a buddy that there was a big redfish with it's back out of the water a few feet away...same affect, torpedo...LOL They went in by airboat.
 
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