Welcome to JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 010
This week we profile a long time Texas fisherman Dave Wyble here in Swinney Switch on the Nueces River. Dave has been fishing this area for years with a lot of success catching several Monster Catfish. Some of these cathfish are so big he couldn’t get into the boat, he had to drag them to shore. The photo above shows his backyard where he enjoys fishing almost daily.
While I was visiting Dave at his ranch he shared with me some of his catches the last few years. He catches so many that he doesn’t take very many pictures these days but he’s got some good stories.
We hope you enjoy some of his pictures he shared with us to publish here at justgofishin.net. Dave says that catfish really go for Zote Soap. That’s primarily all he uses. He likes to use the Trot-line rig, Limb-Lines and Jug-Lines for going after Catfish, Monsters of the Nueces River.
Be sure to check Texas Parks and Wildlife for current regulations.
Check out some GREAT Pics given to us by Dave Wyble:
Galaway Fishing Tournament
James Lodge, of the Galaway Memorial Fishing Tournament shares some insights on how this fishing tournament got started 5 years ago. He also gives us a preview of this years exciting tournament at Bluffs Landing.
2009 Galaway Memorial Fishing Tournament
Come Join in the Fun! May 14th & 15th, 2010
Send us your fishin pictures of your great catches and we’ll share them online with everyone.
Welcome to JGF Tales and Reports Podcast Episode 009
9 Years the SEA San Antonio chapter has been providing fishing tournaments twice a year. This is their 2010 spring tournament with possibly combining both San Antonio & Corpus Christi chapters next year for the 2011 fishing tournament.
This year started off with a fish fry Friday night in Rockport for a meet & greet mixer. SEA-SA President, Chuck Kirchhof, fry’s up some Blacken Sand Trout for all the anglers and guest for a great evening of this meet & greet mixer.
Captain Scott McCune stopped by the tournament and I had a chance to visit with him about Rockport Fishing. Captain Scott McCune offer JustGoFishin Reports for the Redfish Bay areas to Aransas Bay and spots in between.
Where were the fish caught today?
SEA-SA Fishing Tournament Winners
Noah, SEA-SA Kids Division
Ryan, SEA-SA Kids Division
Jennifer Boyd, Lady’s Heaviest Redfish
Mark Tiner, Men Heaviest Redfish
Bobby Dishong, Men Heaviest Speckled Trout
Tim Farris, Men Heaviest Black Drum
Tough luck story to the team with the worst luck. Great fishin tales shared in the Tales & Reports Podcast.
What a great fishing tournament! Congratulations to all the winners & anglers for making this years SEA-SA fishing tournament a great success! Very well organized by Mark Sellards and his team in working diligently in making this a fun event for kids and adult anglers!
Friday Night Fish Fry
Catches of the Day
Raffle & Winner Announcements
JustGoFishin Tales and Reports Podcast, Episode #8
Fishing Tournaments are coming up very fast and are bound to be a lot of fun for family & friends. JustGoFishin will be there for photo’s and post interviews.
- SEA-SA annual fishing tournament is this weekend in Rockport Beach Pavilion. Great prizes and awards in several divisions; Men, Women, Kids under 16.
- Galaway Memorial Fishing Tournament 5th annual at Bluffs Landing.
- Texas Game Warden Association fishing tournament at Roberts Point Pavilion in Port A.
- For more JustGoFishin 2010 Tour fishing tournaments.
Making Fishing Lures
Ernie Butler, Owner of Snoopy’s Pier, shares with JustGoFishin his passion for making fishing lures. This year he’s celebrating Snoopy’s 30 years in business –but he believes its been longer. I had a great time learning more about Ernie and his artificial lures he makes. Ernie invited me to jump in his truck and he took me to his home where he has all his fishing collectibles and more.
Some people may not know about his unusual pet. Yes, he has a peacock and feeds him cat food. He said he just showed up one day and never left.
As you learn in our podcast that making a fishing lure is quite a process. Ernie over the years has refined this unique fishing lure to be very successful in catching fish. Ernie insists that there not for sale, his currently working on a 80 piece set for his Grandson for the last 2 years, and has about 20 left to make.
Snoopy’s Fishing Tale
Cal Gonzales, Texas Fish & Game Saltwater Editor, shares a great story of fishing with his son with a snoopy rod & bobber.
Land Cut Fishing Trip
Last item of the day is the part 2 video of the speckled trout we caught at the land cut last week. Last week we should a black drum my wife caught. This speck was on my pole while filming my wife. It was a great day.
Hope ya’ll have a great day of fishin!
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This week we talk about: Fishing at the Land Cut and the Padre Island National Seashore
Our Guest include:
- State Representative Abel Herrero of District 34
- Mark, Bird Island Angler
- David Machaca, Bird Island Angler
- Nick Meyer, CAC President
Land Cut Fishing Trip
Monday after Easter Patti and I went on a fishing trip to the Land Cut. We really were not sure what to expect down there. The weather forecast said rain in the Morning with a high of 85 in the afternoon. Winds could get up to 25 mph.
Since the Land Cut has very good wind cover with land mass on both sides of this narrow passage all we really needed to do is get through the open bodies of water which is just south of the bird island area and mouth of Baffin Bay.
As we made our journey south to Land Cut the swells were about 2 feet through the tough areas but made it though just fine and we navigated to our first fishing spot and anchored up.
Baiting up our hooks with live shrimp it wasn’t long before Patti had FISH-ON! This was none stop all day. In the video taken of Patti’s black drum catch on JustGoFishin.net you can see the struggle she had with her biggest catch ever. While I was filming her bringing in her catch I had a fish-on my pole which was set in the holder. Patti’s catch was 27 inches long & 9 lbs.
After filming Patti, I grabbed my pole and still had the fish-on. Which ended up being a nice 21 inch Speckled trout. The only trout of the day.
We both caught our limits this day of black drum and then made our journey back. The winds were heavier and the swells coming back were now about 3 feet. We ended up getting a little wet on the way back but that’s just the price you pay sometimes to get into some fish.
When we arrived home I cleaned the boat out & started to fillet the fish up. Patti went inside and made this INCREDIBLE Blacken Black Drum Dish for dinner. WOW, it was amazing. Here’s the recipe we received from Warren, my brother in-law:
1 Tsp. white pepper
1 Tsp. black pepper
3/4 Tsp. Dried Thyme Leaves
1/2 Tsp. Dried Oregano Leaves
1 1/4 Tbs. Paprika
2 3/4 Tsp. Salt
1 1/4 Tsp. Onion Powder
1 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cayenne Pepper
3 Sticks of Butter, melted in skillet
6 (6-10 oz) Red fish fillets, cut cut about 1/2 inch thick.
Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat (about 10 mins),
until you see white ash in bottom of skillet.
In a small bowl, thoroughly combine seasoning mix ingredients.
Dip each fillet in melted butter so that both sides are well coated;
then generously sprinkle seasoning mix evenly over both sides of
fillets, pressing it in by hand.
Place in hot skillet & poor 1 Tbs. melted butter over the fillet.
Cook uncovered, in hot skillet for about 2 minutes, or until the fillet looks
charred on the bottom (time will vary according to thickness of fillet).
Turn fillet over and repeat above instructions.
Continue with remaining fillets. Serve fillets while still piping hot.
To serve, place each fillet on a heated plate with a side of melted butter.
Hope you enjoy!
Padre Island National Seashore
PINS begins their peak season this month and offer a variety of things people do there. I have enjoyed this area several times in camping on the beach to enjoying the many classes and instruction they offer. On a few occasions participating in beach clean-up with some youth groups.
On a camping trip with a scout group we were able to get our admissions free to the park in exchange for cleaning the beach on our last day. They provided the bags as we walked the beach and picked up trash and on our completion, PINS awarded each one of our boys & leaders in our group a patch which is shown. Very cool.
As I’ve discovered several things most people enjoy doing:
- Wind Surfing
PINS offers World Class Wind Surfing in the Bird Island area. It’s amazing the number of people that come out to wind surf this area from all over the country.
Fishing is another key pass time in the PINS area. Sporting two different types of fishing. Those that like sport fishing from their boat and launch at Bird Island to fish the bay side and those that enjoy fishing the surf. Which is along the gulf side and protected area for the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles.
There has been a couple issues that have come up where the anglers who have enjoyed fishing this area that have been meet with some new stronger standards at PINS.
- Parking availability at the Bird Island boat launch
- New imposed speed limit on the beach during the nesting season of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles
As the season begins for enjoying some world class fishing in the Baffin Bay areas the Bird Island boat launch is the closest launch available to the public. There is a fee for entering the park and allows anglers to be within about 20 minutes of some great fishing.
Parking is limited to only 106 Vehicle/Trailer combination spaces. Making this very limited to busy weekends. These spaces fill up fast Saturday mornings or other busy times of year. In the past trucks and boats would would park a long side the road when parking over flowed, this isn’t available at this time because pylons have been installed to prevent this from happening as shown in picture below. Last year there were a few vehicle’s towed. At this time it’s best to head back up to the JFK or launch at Bluff’s Landing if Bird Island is full. The word on the street is that you have to be at Bird Island by 5:15am ish to get a parking spot.
With Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles nesting season underway there has been added pressure to those that like to fish the shorelines and drive down to Port Mansfield. During this nesting season the speed limit has been reduced to 15 mph for the entire stretch of beach. Some say that this limits the ability to see the park since it adds about 3 more hours to a vehicle drive time.
We also hear from an avid surf angler and president of Citizens for Access and Conservation, (CAC) Nick Meyer. He seems to bring up some valid points to this issue.
Be sure to leave us a comment with your feedback.
Fishing Tournaments coming upare:
SEA-SA Fishing Tournament in Rockport April 17th
Galaway Memorial Fishing Tournament May 14 and 15th
TGWA Fishing Tournament June 18th and 19th
Hope you have a great day of fishin!