With such a nice day on Saturday but tied up with softball all day the wife and I decided to head to
High Island for a day trip on Sunday. After stopping by with Ricks at Sea Pony to pick up some fresh
frozen mullet and shrimp we hit the beach to see a low tide and minimal waves. I selected a location
that had a deep mud first gut. The waves and tide kept increasing as the day went by. By the time
I was able to get the sand spikes ready and rods baited the waves were too big for me to get past
the first gut. I threw most the baits as far as I can but threw some in the first gut. As the
day progresses the wind got worse and so did the waves. It did not matter I was having a good time.
Whiting and hardhead's were there for the taking. Around two o'clock I get my first run. Fish on!
Well at least until I lost it in the first gut. It was a good one. (Aren't the biggest fish the
ones that ALWAYS get away?)
The tide was as high as it was going to get all day and it was
on the way out. This is when I hook up on the first redfish. Not huge but oversized none the least.
We caught 4 redfish that went 29" to 32”. We also landed a 36” and a long and skinny 42” bull red.
We also had a 36” BIG Ugly! The fish this time took mullet, whiting and crabs.
Take a look!