Spring is here and the water temperatures hit 71 degrees last week. This means that the bite is heating up just like the water. Redfish have been my main focus lately and they have been biting everything. We have been doing well on just about any kind of bait. Live perch or mullet seems best, drifting with corks throwing shrimp has been great for Trout, Reds, Black Drum, & Sheepshead . The spring tides will be here soon and that will just make even better. Don't wait to book as my schedule is beginning to fill up. I look forward to a great trip with you and your party.
Post Harvey fishing in the Rockport area has been non stop action day in and day out. Speckled Trout and Redfish have rebounded and stayed in the area in great numbers and have been easy to target and catch. Croaker season is now just about over and Piggy Perch will be an option for the next couple of weeks as bait for trophy fall speckled trout. However on some days throwing shrimp under popping corks may be the only option. All of these baits have been producing great numbers of trout and redfish. Bull Redfish have also been a commmon occurance and are a great fight for any angler.
It is that time of year when the temperature is cooling down, and the number of people on the water goes down due to hunting season starting. So book a trip today and enjoy cool weather, little boat traffic, and a boat full of speckled trout and redfish.
(Below are just a few of the pictures from Happy clients in recent weeks!)
The fishing this month has been very productive so far. I'm sure it is only going to improve even more. We have had limits of trout or reds and both frequently. We have been throwing croakers for solid trout and pin perch for reds up to 32". I am really impressed with both the size and numbers of fish we have been catching. Take advantage of this years spring fishing you won't be sorry.
March is now over and we are looking forward to April. March like February produced lots of nice fish, limits of Reds, and limits of Trout. This month will be the last for poppin' corks and shrimp. Starting in May we get the beloved Croakers and look forward to catching monster trout with them. Poppin' with shrimp this month will produce solid Trout and Redfish, as well as Black Drum. Reds are also good on live mullet and piggy perch. Cut menhaden is also producing when I can find it. Spring is officially here and the weather is beautiful, while the fishing is great and only getting better. Contact me today and lets get your next saltwater fishing trip booked!.
Captain Richard Stroud
Outstanding is the first word that comes to mind when someone asks how the fishing has been; not just for the last week, but for the whole winter. The combination of mild temps and high water levels have kept the fish on the flats and feeding like it's springtime. We already have water temps up to 65 degrees and the fishing like I said earlier is outstanding.
Speckled Trout and Redfish have been very reliable. Trout are hitting live shrimp under popping corks or live mullet. The Reds are hitting just about any type of bait that is put in front of them. Not looking for one big Trout we have been putting solid boxes of Trout and Redfish together day after day.
It is that time of year when the schedule gets filled fast, so book early to get the days you want, last minute trips are always welcome!
The fishing in November was outstanding, lots of smiles and lots of fish. Redfish have been easy to find resulting in limits of Redfish on almost every trip. Trout have also been biting great and sometimes both on certain trips. Redfish seem to be eating anything and everything they can get a hold of. I have been throwing live piggy perch and mullet when targeting Redfish and live piggy perch and Croaker when targeting Speckled Trout. We have now seen the last of the Croaker for the year, now live shrimp under popping corks will be the way to target trout for the rest of the winter. Drifting with live shrimp under popping corks will be sure to produce a nice mixed box of Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. I expect the fishing to be great in December with no crowds on the water allowing us to fish any place we want. Last minute trips are welcomed this time of year and my winter rates are now up so check them out and get a discount on some of the best fishing of the year!
Captain Richard Stroud
The month of October provided us with easy limits of Redfish and good numbers of Trout. The weather was just about as nice as it gets. November will be just as productive. Anchoring and throwing live mullet or pin perch will produce boxes full of reds while popping corks and shrimp will produce Trout, The boat traffic is now gone and the weather is beautiful. Fishing around the holidays is always good so give me a call and don't miss out on a great fall / winter fishing trip!
The fishing this month has been pretty darn good. With the exception of a couple of very windy days last week. Big Redfish & solid trout have been and should continue to be a daily affair. Redfish up to 27" and fat trout up to 26" are common right now. I have been throwing live piggy perch for the Reds and live croakers for the trout. The fish are just smashing the baits aggressively. With school back in session the crowds have diminished, and it's a great time to catch a big one.
The last couple of weeks the fishing has been outstanding. All the bays in the area have been producing limits of trout early. Nueces Bay has the bigger fish. Redfish are less reliable and some days are better then others. We have ran out of the surf a few times and fishing the surf is as good as trout fishing gets with fish up to 26 inches. Kingfish are at the Aransas Jetties with fish up to 35 pounds. Sharks are another option and Aransas Bay is loaded with them, most are 60 - 200 pounds, some are monsters and the afternoon provides the best fishing for them.