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By NavionicsSpecJason
#2284991
Salt marsh is a diverse ecosystem. I caught a largemouth, stingray, and redfish within 150 yards of each other. The largemouth and redfish on a gold spoon, the ray on a popping cork (I wasn’t moving the cork, I had a tangled mess in my boat)Image


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By crusher
#2284992
That is a diverse trio. In principal it makes perfect sense, but I haven't seen that in the Galveston or Freeport areas. I could do without the ray, and the only time I caught bass and a red in proximity to each other was near Lafitte, La. You will remember that expedition - glad you posted.
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By karstopo
#2285105
That’s pretty cool. Can’t say I’ve witnessed a LMB and a redfish being caught right next to each other. I’ve fished some of the local Brazoria County watersheds above and below the saltwater/freshwater boundary, as defined by TP&W, and have gotten freshwater species like sunfish and LMB in the saltwater zone, but not at the same time getting a redfish or anything else known as a saltwater fish.
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By kickingback
#2285113
Colletto Creek used to have Reds and Bass in the lake together. Don't know what happened to the reds there but TPWD shows them to be there. Good job!
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By reelfisherman
#2285150
I've caught read and bass at Fairfield lake years ago.

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By TroutSupport.com
#2285211
Yeah, it depends on how stable the system is or when the reds are just pushing back in after a fresh period. Marsh and oyster reef is the most productive estuary systems we have. Granted many times the reds in the marsh are small because those are typically where the juvi reds grow up.. not always though. But always lots of action.
By mwatson71
#2285691
I fished a bayou in Louisiana in October 2018 and caught 2 redfish, 2 flounder, 21 specks, and a largemouth bass.
By zehtx6767
#2285699
I caught a 26” red in downtown Houston a month ago fishing for bass. Caught a few bass, bite turned off, was about to head home, then one last cast and bam! Knew I didn’t hook a bass with how it was fighting, but wasn’t expecting a red. Light gear and a paddle tail. Never forget that day. The fish I drive an hour to catch usually is sitting in my backyard. I was shaking for 20 minutes afterwards. These fish show up in unexpected places for sure.


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By mwatson71
#2285707
zehtx6767 wrote:I caught a 26” red in downtown Houston a month ago fishing for bass. Caught a few bass, bite turned off, was about to head home, then one last cast and bam! Knew I didn’t hook a bass with how it was fighting, but wasn’t expecting a red. Light gear and a paddle tail. Never forget that day. The fish I drive an hour to catch usually is sitting in my backyard. I was shaking for 20 minutes afterwards. These fish show up in unexpected places for sure.


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Yeah, but you can usually eat the 26" red you catch an hour away. The one downtown? Not so sure about that.
By zehtx6767
#2285708
Oh yeah no way. CPR on that guy. It’s my spot when I get skunked and want to catch a fish. Can always count on catching a bass there. Would never eat anything out of downtown Houston waters. I thought that went without saying...


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By zehtx6767
#2285720
Chicken boy whippin chicken 1/4 jig head.


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