Spanish Mackerel from the Profish 400

Paddling his Viking Kayaks Profish 400, Yak Gear Production Manager Stephen Snider hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday October 25, 2014.  Surf launching from San Luis Pass, Stephen paddled about 200 yards from shore – a rudimentary paddle for a Viking – and decided to trail the jumping bait fish and diving pelicans.  Armed with fresh mullet on the bottom to target bull reds, Stephen reeled in this 28” Spanish Mackerel while bringing his bait up for a standard “bait check.”  With green water, light winds, clear skies, and strong visibility, Stephen was sure he could get some more action.  However, as the waves got bigger and the strikes stayed silent, he called it a day.  Not a bad way to spend a quick Saturday afternoon.

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