I had the honor of fishing with Conner and younger sister Ellie Grass last week. Everyone caught fish even Mom, Dad and Grandpa. We fished in Padre Bay around brush piles along side the main canyon submerged creek bed. In the brush we caught bluegill. At the edge of the brush we found large and smallmouth bass. Further out in the channel stripers were schooled and hungry.
Conner started with a rattletrap and then switched to a green grub but he had the best success on a Xcalibur jerk bait in white. Once he got the hang of fishing the jerk he wouldn't use anything else.
In total we caught 30 stripers, 20 large and smallmouth bass, 5 bluegill, 1 walleye and a crappie. it was a great trip.
By Wayne Gustaveson