Gulf Coast - Port O'Connor

Tip of the week 

.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 8:30 to 4:00 and have extra fluoro 12# tippet and some 3 to 4" grizzy seaducers (2/4) for picky fish, Get out of boat and walk on windy days with scudding clouds/ sun

Seven-day forecast 

Cloudy and light rain Tuesday, SE winds to 15 with more rain possibility as weekend comes with 60% Sat and cold front Saturday PM then cloudy all next weekendall weekend with rain to 40% through end o next week Fall "bull tides trigger Redfish spawn in all passes and Jetties, Please release all XXL redfish to continue the spawn later check, pass Cavallo and outside front beach for large post spawn singles
getting out of boat and walk to take boat noise, approach angle, and line maintenance issues out of the equation Try tan and olive crabs and clousers on fish on sand go to gray black and olive flies if white and chartreuse don't work Water clearing as it cools good reports of double digit fish days early this week with fish eating most colors First split of TX Duck Hunting season started last weekend, give duck blinds a second and third look ( add binoculars?) before approaching blinds and decoy sets Full moon and North winds later this week may push some water out of mid-coastal bays


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 Spring good time to stick a large trout on island edges and isolated sand flats

Must Have Flies 
Cowen's Baitfish Natural ginger 1 2 4 Buy from
Tarpon Toad Black purple and whi 1/0 Buy from
Clouser Minnow Olive and white, 2 Buy from
Grand Slam Crab olive 2 Buy from
Skipping Bug Popper copper silver 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from
Swan Point Landing

Add Content