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The fishing along the Texas coast is heating up and will only get better throughout the end of the year. I met up with my friends from PACK in Port O’Connor to do some fly fishing. I loaded up my Cuda Thursday afternoon and made the three hour drive from Houston.

I got to Port O’Connor around 7:00pm and met up with some friends for dinner. The next morning we gathered at the Fishing Center and launched our kayaks into a light South/Southwest wind.

About two miles into our paddle I spot some tails. I anchored my Cuda and waded up to a comfortable casting distance and placed my fly just ahead of the school. I was immediately hooked up but after about a 30 second battle the fish came unbuttoned. I waded back to the Cuda and started poling the flat. It didn’t take long before I spotted another school of redfish. This time I made sure I got a good hookset and landed my first redfish of the day. I ended up covering about 9 miles, catching a few more reds and a few speckled trout. I made the same paddle Saturday and Sunday and caught so many fish I lost count. Being able to stand and pole the flats in my Cuda was definitely an advantage. I was spotting fish well before I would get too close to spook them. The Jackson Cuda is a fly fishing machine!

September 18th PACK has invited me to be their guest speaker. I will be talking about using the Jackson Cuda and Coosa to fish the Texas coast. If you’re in the Houston area come on out, I may even share some fall fishing patterns.