• May 1, 2018

    We had a great day fishing today. The croakers are still a little small but if they are fished on a smaller croaker hook 2/0 or 3/0 and a lighter leader (12 to 15 LB. fluorocarbon), they will stay active longer and swim stronger.  We caught several fish today including a really nice speckled trout (25″).5.5.2018 001

  • April 23, 2018

    We had a stiff north wind and an incoming tide but the trout were active. Our secret weapon was live croakers. Speckled trout love these little fish and so do we. The crew were on their honeymoon and had decided to spend a day fishing. We started off redfish fishing but they were a little slow with the low tide due to the north wind. We switched over to speckled trout fishing and had several strikes that we missed. Finally, we began to connect and a big trout took the offering. the newly weds had plenty of fish for several meals and a great day on the bays around Rockport, Texas.


  • April 18, 2018

    We waded a hard sand and grass shoreline near Rockport, Texas with croakers and corkys. The speckled trout were scattered but hunger and big. These are  big female trout that are feeding aggressively and preparing to spawn. The main target of these big trout are small schools of mullet. If you cast near a trout they slammed the bait. We released several big fish over 25″ and kept enough for dinner.

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  • April 16, 2018

    “Croakers are here” Today we fished for the 2018 Rockport/Fulton Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling. The Fling hosts outdoor writers from across Texas. The weather included high winds and the bay waters were extremely dirty and tides were low. We finally found some clear water along a shallow oyster bar which had a few mullet working along the deep edge. This was our first day to fish croakers and it was great. The speckled trout were aggressive and the big trout were there.

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