Daily Archives: Friday, May 3, 2019

  • Rockport Fishing Report – May 1, 2019

    The  Aransas Bay fishing is really hot right now. The water is in the mid 70’s and redfish and speckled trout are actively feeding most of the time. They are putting on weight and growing bigger. most redfish and speckled trout will grow an inch per month during the warm weather months. we had great day today catching a good mixed bag.

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  • Rockport Fishing Report – April 16, 2019

    The Aransas Bay system is full of aggressive fish that are putting on weight after the cool winter. our bait of choice during this period in Gulf Menhaden. These bait fish can be used hole or cut in half. Redfish can smell the menhaden oil from the bait in the water several hundred yards away. When the tide or wind is moving the water the fish will come up current to the bait. That technigue worked great today.

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  • Rockport Fishing Report – April 12, 2019

    The Aransas Bay is made up of some deeper water and channels and some very shallow grass flats and shell bars. The redfish are usually found in very shallow on a rising tide and speckled trout are usually found in pot holes and on drop offs. Keeping your bait in these areas will increase your catch rate. The location where you fish in as important as the bait you use. Using an experience guide can increase you success. my fisherman today really enjoyed the process of learning and had great fillets for dinner.

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  • Rockport Fishing Report – April 8, 2019

    The Texas Coastal Bay fishing continues to improve in the Aransas Bay system. Redfish are aggressively feeding on fresh Gulf Menhaden chunks. Multiple hook ups are common. We are using heavier tackle now due to the large size of some of the redfish. Giant speckled trout in the flats are a bonus this time of year with many over 25 inches. My fisherman today were able to take advantage of the hungry redfish.

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  • Rockport Fishing Report – April 4, 2019

    The Rockport Fishing Report is improving every day. As the waters of Aransas Bay begin to water up we are seeing an increase in the fishing activity. The Gulf Menhaden (small bait fish) run has started and these little 3 to 5 inch fish are flooding through the jetties at Port Aransas.  Millions of these menhaden will move into the bays around Rockport and Port Aransas. They are inshore to feed on the abundant plankton in the bays. The redfish and speckled trout are moving to meet them. There have been some tremendous catches this spring. Jon and Linda from California joined me for a couple days of fishing. The redfish did not let us down. They were able to take some fillets home to enjoy with some good California wine.

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