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I'm back in Corpus Christi for a few more weeks. Fishing from shore is starting to pick up…though recent freezing temps shut down the bite for a few days.

But today, trout were active. Nothing huge, but I really enjoy the thump they give when I cast a spoon from shore and yo-yo it back in. A smaller redfish and several skipjack (ladyfish? same thing?) also thumped the spoon.
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I also missed several, including what I think was a large trout that peeled drag, jumped, and shook the lure. I also tried topwater and a floating/diving crankbait, but no interest in those. Plus I saw sheepshead, jellyfish, turtles, mullet schools, and diving birds. Fun times fishing saltwater!
 

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Salt is great. Those trout are tasty. Did you keep any?
Try a jig and twister. I always had luck with white Zoom Fat Albert twisters.

~JOE~
Salt IS great! Even when I catch nothing, I usually see incredible wildlife (jellyfish, turtles, dolphins, birds).

I don't keep any fish. Since I walk everywhere, and I stay at cheap Airbnbs or hotels/motels, keeping fish is not easy. Too bad, because I've heard how good those trout are to eat.

I'll look into those twisters. Thanks!
 

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Nice! Now you're speaking my language. I call them skipjacks or poor mans tarpon. Its a ladyfish.
Poor mans tarpon it is. They are the most aerial fish I've ever caught. After being hooked, they jump nonstop, then never stop squirming when I land them. I've hooked many more than I've landed, simply because they typically jump and jump and jump, then spit the hook.
 
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