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034 – Topwater Texas with Hector Quintero

The view is always better from the top …

Guest Profile

Hector Quintero works in logistics for an import/export business in McAllen, Texas. But when he is not delivering the goods, he’s chasing the fish. Redfish, that is. You see, Hector’s home water is the Laguna Madre. It’s flats boat heaven, and an awesome inshore fishery for trout and redfish. In this episode, Hector tells us about the first time he got turned on to topwater fishing for reds. Ever since, he’s gone topside for more of those incredible blow ups that never get old.

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Fishing experience

Hector focuses on the saltwater species in the Laguna Madre. These include redfish (red drum), spotted sea trout, snook, flounder, and jack crevalle. Hector also has a team and fishes tournaments in the Laguna Madre. Their favorite style of fishing is to locate redfish from the flats boat. Then, they take to the water and wade to the fish. Of course, Hector’s favorite way to catch redfish is with a topwater lure. Walk the dog and wake the red!

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Hector Quintero with some serious Laguna Madre trout and redfish catches. Plus, his “old faithful” topwater lure that’s taken a beating but just keeps on catching reds.


This episode takes place on the Laguna Madre in Texas.

Catch of the Day


This episode is about shallow water redfishing with topwater lures.

Gear Used

Topwater Lures

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