Edited by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News
Photo by Nathan Beabout
When the water begins to cool, the trout bite heats up along the Texas coast.
Capt. Nathan Beabout said everything went according to plan on his weekend trips.
“With the water temperature in the high 70s to low 80s and a light southeast wind, wet wading was very comfortable,” he said. “We cruised down the shoreline until we found huge rafts of mullet jumping out.”
Top-waters were the ticket for the trout.
“We threw them into the rafts of bait, and solid trout lingered underneath just waiting for an easy target,” Beabout said. “From sunup to about 11 a.m., the top-water bite was great with many fish from 19 to 21 inches and one 4-pounder at 23 inches.”
Only a few redfish were chasing the bait as well, but Beabout said the nonstop trout action was what the anglers were looking for.
“This time of year always seems to amaze,” he said. “There is a lot of great fall action ahead.”
Captain Nathan Beabout