Here's an update on recent changes in my "fly fishing program" for the Laguna
After a couple of years guiding fly rodders exclusively, I perceived the
need for practical casting instruction and practice by most of my clients.
Not you of course, but with that thought in mind I embarked on a mission
to become a casting instructor so that I might help others achieve the
skills necessary to be successful saltwater fly fishers. Believe me, there
is nothing more frustrating than to be 40 - 60 feet from feeding, tailing
fish and not be able to hit the target!
So, I went to school and got certified by the Federation of Fly Fishers. As a
result, I now offer a 3 day / 2 night school that is designed to improve
your ability, now! ( Longer stays are available ) There is a minimum of
two (2) and a maximum of eight (8) anglers for each school. Tackle is
available if needed.
The big bonus is that you fish while you learn.... and practice. We'll wade
to tailing redfish and trout during the day and CATCH trout under the lights at
night. If you don't feel the need for instruction we'll guide you to successful
saltwater fly fishing.
This has been one of the best years in recent memory for fly fishing the
lower Laguna Madre. The combination of very mild winters and an ambitious
stocking program over the last several years have produced plenty of
targetable gamefish. Springtime brings birds working over tailing redfish
and trout. Of course spring also means wind, so casting practice is important!
Even as the bay fishing slows in late July and early August (an annual
event caused by high temperatures, low tides, and oxygen depletion) the
cooler, near shore, Gulf waters have proven productive for small tarpon, kingfish,
bonito, jack crevalle, ling, and spanish mackerel.
Now we are entering into our tropical season. The redfish are schooling
and tailing in the flats. Large trout (world record potentials) have been
taken off the beaches on South Padre Island in recent weeks using
#2 - #1/0 Sea-ducers with lead eyes. (Note: calm, clear water days
are best for the surf.)
Barring a major freeze this winter, you can expect;
* Spring - wind, birds, tailing redfish and trout!
* Summer - less wind, trout and redfish exposing backs & tails
& some gulf fishing for tarpon, kings, bonito,etc!
* Fall - tailing redfish and trout & November duck hunting
(lodge only) oh, and last of the tarpon.
* Winter - (weather permitting) tailing redfish, big trout , and snook .
If you haven't had the chance to come fish this year, now is the time. I
still have a few dates available through November '99, or make your
reservation NOW for next year! Until next time, keep your rod bent
and your line tight!
~ Kenny Brewer Phone: 1-956-233-5950