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, tan, and black flies on picky fish

Seven-day forecast 

SUnny windy E to ESE early week with 50% chance of eve rain through Tuesday PM then moving to SE wind clearing and sunny end of week w tides below normal with good change with early week full moon
Use lightly wtd. toad-style in tan, white, black, Olive, or Tan/ kwan style flies (2" to 4") working on red fish on flats.. 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 indifferent fish if they flare on white , chartreuse Good success, on tan and black toad, kwan-style patterns #1 to #4 and 20" trout on potholes off ICWW and Mud Is. drop offs Time for big flies later in day on edge flats near ICWW, Aransas shrimp channel and Lydia Ann creeks random jackfish and tarpon movement on front beach and outside beach, have 10 weights w/ big flies ready to get at quickly for these singles running edges...high SE winds hampering jetty and front beach tarpon efforts...good numbers of small redfish on many flats occasional big trout to 25" on sand edges

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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