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Lake: all salt
Fish: Red Drum

Corpus Christi Bay

Post By: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: 2/4/2015 8:52:38 PM     Points: 162    
What are good flies to get the reds and specks in the bay?
 Reply by: rebelsportsmanl      Posted: 2/5/2015 10:13:45 PM     Points: 1030
i don't fish with flies, but if you are around port aransas, try going by woodlys boat docks or in corpus christi try roy's bait and tackle.
 Reply by: rebelsportsmanl      Posted: 2/8/2015 1:49:03 PM     Points: 1030
if you are near port aransas there were a few guys fly fishing for reds along the boat channel from aransas pass to port aransas. they cross the channel in kayaks. if you go over there i am sure they would tell you what flies to use.
 Reply by: rebelsportsmanl      Posted: 3/26/2015 8:25:50 AM     Points: 1030
the black drum are in now and can be caught in most of the cuts. we used squid yesterday with good results. i put some pictures on, but they are not showing.
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 3/26/2015 2:39:40 PM     Points: 18748
I'm not seeing the photos either - I'll ask the site guru to check into it. Thanks for posting them though...
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/3/2015 11:32:57 AM     Points: 184622
I have fished the area with flies, actually that's all I use. My number one streamer for both reds, and trout has been clousers. One of the few areas I do well with chartreuse and white, other colors are also effective. I also use shrimp patterns, and have had good success with foxee clousers (crap imitation).

Small pencil poppers, as in 1.5 to 2 inches can be very effective, especially with tailing reds. Just be sure to cast to the side, not directly into the pod.

I've have some spoon flies too, but haven't used them much.

Simply, crab, shrimp, and "minnow" patterns will produce, whites, chartreuse, blues, pinks, and green combinations have all produced for me.

Ah, I should also mention, if you'd use it for large or smallmouth bass, it'll have a good chance of working for reds and trout.

Finding fish is more difficult then getting them to eat.
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: 4/12/2015 6:27:20 AM     Points: 769
flyrodn nailed it, but I might add decievers to the list. Essentially a clouser without the weight. Lighthouse lakes , brown and root and redfishbay are all skinny water with plenty of grass. The backside of Mustang Island is also good around Shamrock cove and further south to deadmans and kates hole..
The surf can be good also in the 1st-2nd cut for reds ,trout, whiting.. Enjoy
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/13/2015 12:16:01 PM     Points: 184622
Good to hear from you Vinne. Reading this has me wondering if I shouldn't be planning a fall trip down that way.