Rockport Fishing Report – December 6th, 2017

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Finally, we have your Rockport fishing report updated. We know we are a bit behind here. But the weather has been so damn good out there, that we just couldn’t find the time off the water to make it happen. But as December has arrived, so has our first Winter storm of the year. So we find ourselves with a couple of down days, and plenty of time to get caught up on things like our Rockport fishing report. Our apologies for making you wait!

The past two and half weeks have been absolutely outstanding. We had an impressive run of days with warm temps and light winds along the Texas Coast. This meant that we were on the water every day chasing fish up and down the coast. The fishing during this time was phenomenal as well. Tons of fish to see, cast at and hopefully land each day. And the weather was more that cooperative the entire time. Truly a great way to end November.

We have been fishing all over the place lately, with all the good weather. Up North in the Seadrift and Port O’Connor zone has been really good to us. As has Nine Mile and some of the other waters further South. We did have one rather tough day on Baffin Bay last week. But it might have had something to do with the little thunderstorm that blew in on us for an hour or so midday. That seemed to shut it down for us the remainder of the afternoon. But other than that, the fishing has been very good around here.

We’ve seen quite a few schools of fish in the past week. Many in the 15-30 fish range. Some favorable tides certainly helped those fish get moving for us. But that made it really fun a few days in a row, as 4-5 large schools per day were common. They would eat anything tossed in their path, as they stormed down the banks. Our favorite, was the Tube Top topwater fly. But picky they were not.

We’ve also started seeing schools of drum running around some of the waters South of Rockport a little bit. That is fairly common for this time of year as well. You will be poling down the flat and see a school of 40-50 decent sized drum slowly working up wind. If you get a fly to them soon enough, they may show some interest. But most of the time they are on their own program and continue right on past. The solo drum you see will certainly take a swing at a fly still.

As we are writing this Rockport fishing report, we are sitting here listening to it rain and staring at the fireplace. It is cold outside. Really cold! It’s looking like this cold weather will hang on another couple of days, blowing out sometime Friday afternoon. So this will keep all of our guides beached here the next couple of days. Time to sit at the tying bench and gear up for what looks to be another nice weekend and week coming up. You would certainly expect these fish to be on a warpath as we come out of this storm. So maybe Friday afternoon, or most likely Saturday, will be the day to be out there and catch these fish and they flood back onto the flats to put on some calories. We will be there for sure!

We will try to get another Rockport fishing report up at the end of the weekend, as we get a feel for the fishing when this cold front finally blows through. Hopefully it will be a tale of things to come next week. And of course you can always email any time if you would like any up to the minute fly fishing or Rockport type news. We continue to post on  Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. We try to keep stuff fresh for those of you that are wishing you were on the flats with us. So be sure to follow us on all our social media stuff. And don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter below!!!

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