Packery/Port Aransas Jetty

Don Alcala at Packery Jetty Photo by David Sykes

As I pulled up to the South jetty I looked over to the north and saw Perry rigging up and getting ready to fish. I made my way down the Jetty and instantly saw spanish mackerel working glass minnows. After an hour or so of catching smacks all alone David Sikes starts walking down the Jetty. I met up with him to see what’s going on. He says that the north jetty was really hot and that Perry had jumped a couple of tarpon and the jacks were pretty thick as well, but it had slowed down and he wanted to try the south.

David hooks up on his second cast and it’s a good redfish, at this point I had 4 smacks and a redfish on the stringer. David asks if I want his red and I take it, I string up the fish and continue fishing, after  a few minutes I look over to my stringer and it’s gone. The jetty ate yet another one of my stringers with fish on it. After a few more minutes Perry makes his way down the jetty and it just so happened that everyone fishing the north followed him to the south. Everyone on the jetty started hammering redfish one after another. Throughout that day there was reports of 5 tarpon rolling, including two from Perry and myself. I left the jetty at 2ish and with everyone still catching redfish. Continue reading…

23″ Trout caught on a popper

23″ Trout caught on a popper

I made a cast, popped the popper a few times and then I lost it as a wave broke so I started stripping really fast to catch up to it. When I finally caught up to the fly, I felt weight so I set the hook and the fish took off. She got me 20 yards into backing then I brought it to the jetties. She came to the surface and rolled, I though she was a medium sized red, then she took off again and got me 10 yards into backing. I continued reeling her in and finally landed her. Caught on a black bass popper.