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 8:30 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 scattered showers w SE winds, Mild Front Thu PM, then up to 80% chance thru weekend, mild dry northe next Monday then clearing and SE winds and sun next week Check ICWW edges on calm days , mid week with low barge traffic for reds coming up on hard sand. Try tan and olive crabs and clousers on fish on sand Coming off full moon go to gray black and olive flies if white and chartreuse don't work Look for big trout on shallow sand / grass flats with small males in her area...

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 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 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
Skipping Bug Popper copper silver 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Swan Point Landing
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