2022 Hunting Trips Reports


1/6/22 – 1/9/22 Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip)

Eight participants had a good time at Port O’Connor.

On Thursday afternoon, Mike Curran caught a limit of redfish (25, 22, and 21″) while wading.  Randy Rowley, Daryl Shipper, and Kevin McConnell duck hunted but had no ducks come within 400 yards of them.

On Friday afternoon, Randy caught his personal best (PB), by 8 3/4″, 35 3/4″ black drum and Mike caught a 22″ and a 17″ speckled trout and a 22″ black drum while wading.  Randy had another big fish on for a couple of seconds.

On Saturday, Blake Lieb caught black drum of 44 (his PB) and 31″, Jim McGee caught a black drum of 37″, Burl Fulenwider caught bull reds of 43 (his PB) and 42″, Blake caught bull reds of 42 (his PB) and 41″, Mike caught three redfish ranging from 20″ – 24″, Kevin caught a 23″ redfish and five speckled trout ranging from 17 – 19″, Wayne Weilnau caught a 19″ speckled trout, and Mike caught a keeper trout.  Mike and Kevin caught their fish while wading.  Randy also killed a redhead.  Randy and Mike both had water come over the tops of their waders, due to misjudgments.  The quote of the weekend came from Mike, who said, “I’m stuck” when he was attempting to find a shallow enough place to get over to where Kevin, Randy, and Daryl were duck hunting.

On Sunday, Kevin caught a 44″ bull redfish (his PB), Wayne caught a 44″ jack crevalle (his PB), , and Daryl Shipper caught a keeper sheepshead.  Mike had probably a big jack crevalle on but it got off the hook after a few seconds.  It was a tad rough at the jetties.

Every day several under-sized game fish, hardheads, and toadfish were caught.  The participants used artificial lures, crabs, and live and dead shrimp.

The participants stayed at an Airbnb and ate out.

Thanks to Wayne and Kevin for bringing their boats and to Wayne for coordinating this event.

1/7/22 Guided Duck Hunt

Eight hunters had a great time at Seadrift with the Castaway Lodge.  They split into two groups of four.  Kevin McConnell’s group bagged 10 redheads, 5 scaups, a pintail, a bufflehead, and a green wing teal (18 ducks).  Wayne Weilnau’s group bagged seven redheads and a pintail (eight ducks).

Thanks to Wayne for coordinating this event.

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