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Hey everyone,

While a few lingering cold fronts beg to differ, spring fishing is here in full force.

See below for spring bass fishing tips from our trip with Carson Conklin on Town Lake in downtown Austin. This trip is great for anyone visiting Austin looking for a quick getaway- we got into a mess of quality bass 5 mins. from home on a short half-day trip. More to come from this trip!

In other news, the saltwater newswire is jam-packed with improved fishing reports, especially for TX inshore fishing.

Offshore fishing is following suit as Shark and Amberjack fishing will heat up in May followed by Red Snapper season's opening on June 1st in TX.

Summer dates are going fast- reach out now to book your dates with just a small deposit!


Tips for Fishing the Spring Bass Spawn with Carson (1min. video)


Weekly Fishing Reports from our

Damn Good Guides

The Big Ol Mess Fishing Report

Galveston, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Rockport, TX
Destin, FL
Key West, FL
Islamorada, FL
Calcasieu Lake, LA
Clearwater, FL


Galveston, TX

"Weather is getting better every day. Water temperature is consistently above 70 degrees. That means the fish are eating more and more frequently.

We did some wade fishing this past week. The fish weren't yet at the areas we thought they would be this time of year.

We made a couple of adjustments and found a good bite on top water lures and suspending baits. Redfish are still eating every thing in site. Trout are getting better in size." - Captain Harry

South Padre Island, TX
Redfish Showcase

"Fishing is certainly getting better as the waters warm up. Big trout are showing up in shallow waters on our west side. We are hitting the redfish pretty hard as well with plastics and cut ballyhoo." - Captain Walter

Falcon Lake, TX

"Fishing is still great for black bass here at Falcon Lake. From 2 foot to 10 foot deep, use crank baits, spinner baits, and Carolina rigs. Crappie are good on brush piles." - Robert

Austin, TX

"As is nearly always the case on Decker Lake, we are finding the best success with fishing submerged vegetation in 4-10 ft of water. The bait of choice this week also continues to be drop shot rigged finesse worms." - Ander aka "Bassquatch"


Review of the Week:
Little girl with redfish

"Brought the kids to Galveston for spring break and they decided they wanted to go fishing. We ended up getting a trip with Captain Jonathan from Reel Men Fishing.

The trip by far exceeded our expectations. Captain Jonathan was great! He brought us right to the fish and we were catching them all afternoon.

What started out as something fun for the kids ended up being a great day for everyone. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Galveston and we all look forward to going again!"

− Nichole on fishing Galveston, TX with Captain Jonathan