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South Padre Island Redfish

Here is a short video shot and edited by Johnny Quiroz,  one of the members of the Guides of Texas.  I always look forward to our trips to fish.  He is an extraordinary caster and fun to be around.  Enjoy.

Kenny Smith


Guides of Texas

Bits and Pieces

A friend has loaned me a Nikon 105mm macro lens so I have been playing around with it for several days. You can see other examples at my blog, or and navigate to the Macro gallery. These shots were taken with ambient light but I am also using the SB-R200, (looks like the flash used on the cameras in Miami CSI), which works great and is easy to use. Just set everything to TTL/Fill flash and let the camera do the work.
I hope to get more opportunities to work with this lens. The only nit I have is that even though 105mm seems like it would give you adequate working distance, it sometimes does not. To get 1/1 macro, you need to be inches from the subject and some subjects just won’t tolerate that. This redfish had no choice.

Thanks for looking!

Kenny Smith

South Texas Spring Fishing

We had a rare couple of days with light winds, bright sun and the right tides. The redfishing was off the charts Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday we moved off the flats and up the Brownsville ship channel and hooked up on a fat trout and a nice Texas snook.

Capt. Kenny Smith
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