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Trout Support Instructional DVDs

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Christmas day is quickly approaching with only 10 days before Santa Clause makes an appearance.  As I mentioned in my last post, buying fishing related gifts can be extremely difficult unless you’ve been told exactly what the person you’re shopping for wants.  Most veteran fishermen have already purchased every lure, rod, reel, and gizmo for his boat/kayak in existence while the rookie anglers have a hard time figuring out just what they really want/need.

One thing that every angler will never be able to gain enough of is knowledge.  At the end of every year, I’m always amazed at just how much new information I’ve gained.  In my mind, I’m always thinking to myself, “I’m not sure how much more I can really learn at this point”, yet every year I prove myself wrong.  In fact, I’ve come to realize that no matter how long I spend kayak fishing, I’m never going stop learning from all of my experiences while on the water.

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Whether you’re new to inshore fishing or you’ve been doing it for years, the Trout Support DVDs will make a great gift suggestion if your loved ones are asking you to toss them a hint.  As of right now you can choose between two different trout DVDs titled “Finding and Catching Big Speckled Trout” and “Finding and Catching Limits of Speckled Trout” and two redfish DVDs titled “Bays and Shorelines” and “Marsh and Grass Flats“.

As far as trout fishing goes, the “Big Speckled Trout” DVD is my favorite of the two since the areas that big trout like to frequent are very accessible for kayakers.  However, I’m way more infatuated with skinny water redfish, so the “Marsh and Grass Flats” DVD is hands down my favorite one to watch.

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When I purchased the Marsh and Grass Flats DVD a few years ago I had already been kayak fishing for a few years.  I was having a good amount of success and had even started putting some of the information I was gaining on the water together. I was pleasantly surprised to have the DVD confirm so much of what I had already suspected such as signs that fish are present, areas to concentrate on, and bait that redfish like to eat.  What I hadn’t realized was that there were so many other factors involved when trying to locate and catch redfish.  The height of the tide, whether its ingoing or outgoing, wind direction/speed, and several other factors had never crossed my mind when it came to consistently catching fish.

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While the experience you gain while on the water can never be duplicated, the ability to sit in your home and watch some of the top guides/tournament anglers on the Texas coast explain things with actual footage and great animations will help cut the learning curve by an unmeasurable amount.  Tobin does a great job on the DVDs and will answer any and all e-mails you send him for clarification on the information provided.

If you see a DVD that you’d like to purchase, you can use the code “TailTailSigns” when you checkout to save 10% off your entire order.

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The Skiff Life

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It’s not often that I leave the kayak at home and fish from a boat, but his past Monday, David and I decided to do just that in his new Mitzi Skiff 16.  While this little skiff is going to be a redfish catching machine in the future, we decided to focus our attention on trout this day.

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We launched shortly after 6 am and made the short drive to our spot and set up for a long drift.  David went with his trusty Heddon Super Spook jr while I elected to go with the Heddon One Knocker.  It didn’t take long before we started getting some nice blowups, followed by our first fish of the day.  It was a small dink trout barely bigger than my One Knocker, but it gave us a little confidence knowing that fish were in the area.  David hooked up a few minutes later with another dink trout, followed by our first keeper trout of the day at 17″.  We spent the next two hours catching 10 keeper trout between 17 and 20 inches, 6 dinks, had more missed blowups then we could count, and lost a few that shook the hook at the boat.  Every fish we caught came on tops, so its tough to beat a day like that.

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We fished a small drop-off over a hard sand bottom in 3-4 feet of water, casting to the shallower water, then walking the lure over the edge.  We also spotted a few slicks and determined where they originated based on their size and the direction they were heading to catch a few fish.  Good info that I picked up from the Trout Support DVDs I picked up about 4 years ago.  It was nice to finally put some of that information to use. Don’t forget that you can save 10% off your entire order if you decide to purchase any of their DVDs by using the code “TailTailSigns”.

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Later, we spent a few hours running to a few different spots to explore, and called it a day before it got too hot.  I love kayak fishing, but taking a ride on the skiff on occasion is going to be nice!

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Another money saving code for anyone interested is with Dexter Outdoors Knives.  For the rest of July, you can use the code “Icast16” to save 20% off your entire purchase.  The code changes each month, but we normally post it on the Lone Star Fishing Team Facebook page.  Great knives for filleting fish!

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