Gulf Coast - Rockport

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Use large streamers and top water bugs get out real early, befiore sightcasting around 8:30 . Get OUT of the boat when you have bait and know fish are there, and Check white sand/ grass flats mid-day for cruising, sunning trout with long leaders (up to 12' and 12#) and small wtd flies (Blind Chicken, White, gray, and ginger bead-eye seaducers 2-4) and small dark ( #4 black and purple) crabs, well weighted doing well on lethargic fish. Lots of shots frisky fish stay with them until they are out of range, go to grizzly and black flies on picky fish

Seven-day forecast 

Hot and high SE winds,sunny and windy with slight chance of rain this weekend
Jack blow ups in Lydia ANN channel Use lightly wtd. toad-style in tan, white, black, Olive, or Tan/ kwan style flies (2" to 4") working on mostly indifferent red fish.. Go to longer leaders( 12' w/ 12# fluoro tippet) on calm, sunny mid- day walks working downwind and down sun keep eyes peeled for large trout , play and release quickly, they have more important work to do! Get out of boats and kayaks on windy partly cloudy days, take boat noise and footprint out of your stalk! Go to smaller dark flies (black olive purple) on full moon/ indifferent fish if theyflare on white , chartreuse Check out FLAC (friends of the Lydia ANN Channel) to weigh in on the proposed" barge garage" mooring station, stacking up barges and tugs on east side of St. Joe Island with eyes on Lighthouse side of channel not ruled out

Conditions 

. Redfish medium to good with drifting lure fisherman picking up trout to 20" on grass flats. go to 2-3' of 15# flurocarbon tippet off nylon leaders, for better sink rate and less visibility. Get out and walk when high winds make your boat or kayak a noisy liabililty WIth low sun go to shallower flats and look for waking or tailing fish, V shaped tails are mullet from finger size 3" to 18" "horse" mullet

Must Have Flies 
Swan Point Landing
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