Gulf Coast - Port O'Connor

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

.Keep eyes out for big single trout on early AM sand near drop offs... On low wind conditions, proactively hit potholes from as far away as you can reach, with long leader (>9') to keep belly of line off the potholes.... Use white, ginger, tan , gray baitfish profile flies (-size 4-1/0) of various sink rates to probe potholes and drop offs. Go into sight-casting mode as sun gets up 8:300 to 4:00 and have extra tippet and some grizzy seaducers (2/4) for picky fish

Seven-day forecast 

low tides draining lakes putting fish on outside shorelines of Pringle and Dewberry, Consider dacron -cored freshwater lines for less coiling as water cools and let sun get up to warm late morning fish Check ICWW edges on calm days , mid week with low barge traffic for reds coming up on hard sand.. South Zone of Duck season endedl Jan 25th Many chilled fish seen during scattered sun over last weekend with a few finally eating after noon on black , tan and olive crabs and clousers Duck season over for 2015

Conditions 

Winter.Sightcasting begins around 9 AM to cruising fish, or Blindcast 2-3 foot deep flats early with wtd. large streamers until sun gets up and floating grass becomes an issue..... Scattered big fish showing on edge flats late with large flies and slow sinking lines. go to longer leaders (10' to 12') and fluoro tippets as needed . Winter time is a great time to stick a big trout, go in quiet in stealth mode and throw slow sinking flies 2-6" seaducers in white, gray, tan ginger with wtd. eyes to match the water depth. !

Must Have Flies 
Puglisi Finger Mullet, Black Tail Natural ginger 1 2 4 Buy from Orvis.com
Tarpon Toad Black purple and whi 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow Olive and white, 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Grand Slam Crab olive 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Puglisi Finger Mullet, Black Tail wh/ white 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Skipping Bug Popper copper silver 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Swan Point Landing
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