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 

major norther in last week with water with 50* to low 60's and tides below normal mild end of week with rain this weekend and then mod NE winds clearing Thanksgiving week with rain end of next week last of. jackfish schools in Mitchell's cut and jetty as drops and coolslots of pods of smaller fish on all the regular locations, eating small seaducers (white shrimp) and small foam or deer hair bugs check sand edges near pass cavallo, Saluria bayou and Decros for large single post spawn redfish Consider dacron -cored freshwater lines for less coiling as water cools

Conditions 

Last 10 days of first split of duck season ending 11/30. 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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