I am a bit behind in typing up a blurb on last weekend’s fish tales; I guess that means it was a busy week at my day job and its better late than never.
Anyways, I decided to try San Luis Pass this time to change things up a little. It had been a while since I have made it out to the pass; and now that I have a drone, I wanted to give it a new look.
The trip started out promising with a plentiful amount mullet and lady fish within cast net range to provide a day’s supply of live bait. After netting enough bait, some was flown out and dropped at various points in the pass and some was thrown the old fashioned way.
While waiting for some action on the live bait, I also worked near shore with plastics which were getting good bites early on. These bites rapidly dissipated, and the live bait was slowly getting hits. Ultimately, only catfish was brought to shore throughout the day on the live.
Around lunch time, the game warden paid a visit in which he checked my cooler and license. At first, I thought he may have been hungry and rooting for a sausage to throw on the grill, but nope..checking my legality. No big deal to me as I have nothing to hide and fish legally to the best of my knowledge. After checking my license, we chatted a while and the warden confirmed that no one was catching anywhere that he had checked. He checked out the drone and was pretty fascinated by it. I was given some tips of where I might want to try to fish and drop with it in the future. At least now, I am safe to assume I am not breaking any laws with the drone as both the police and warden have now watched me fish with it out on the beaches (from my research, I was pretty sure I was operating legally anyways).
My family wants to come out with me next time, so I cannot try any new or warden recommended locations. I will be out in the surf from the beach again, but I cannot complain as I will at least be fishing and have had good luck from the beach most times.
39" Red fish on San Luis Pass, Texas
For bait I used a 3" live crocker fish on a size 4 Mustard Ultra sharp hock, pulled by a 40 lb braid line.
Flight across San Luis Pass bridge with Drone quadcopter almost lost it!! DJI phantom
I finally got the chance to fly across San Luis Pass bridge in Freeport/Galveston TX. The wind was strong and I was not an experienced flyer yet so that put my ...