Rockport Fishing Report – June 17th

//Rockport Fishing Report – June 17th
  • Fly Fishing for Redfish

It’s the end of another weekend and time for an updated Rockport fishing report for Rockport, Texas and the Coastal Bend. Mid June is here and things continue to fish pretty well. So things are looking pretty good around here lately. This week’s Rockport fishing report will tell you what we saw out there and what we expect to see in the coming week.

The fly fishing in Southwest Texas has been pretty darn good here this past week. The weather remained pretty solid and not too terribly hot for the most part. The winds were cooperative, more or less. And things were just pretty good in general. So there were plenty of opportunities out there for those out on the water.

This last week provided really favorable tides. We got a fair bit of water back in the bays, which is always nice, allowing us to get further back into some lakes and such. Also, there was a lot of moving water out there. That usually means lots of moving fish as well. But all this moving water will also help cool some of our water off, which can keep the fish happier throughout the days and into the afternoon hours.

Large schools, tails and steady action were common place every day this past week. Our best action is still throughout the morning hours. But with the cooler water temps, the fishing was pretty solid throughout the entire day. This is definitely an improvement over the week or so before. Some of the fish later in the day may be a little bit snotty at times. Our advice, don’t take it too personal. Move on and find another target, as there were plenty out there. But we did see our fair share of follows and rejections.

We were finding fish all over the place this past week. Far back in shallow lakes, grass flats, etc. They all seemed to be holding good numbers of feeding fish. As the days went on, you could find a bulk of the fish swimming in the shallows near deep water. So a mid day adjustment wasn’t a bad idea most days and you would have plenty of targets throughout.

Fly selection wasn’t too much of a problem. All the usual stuff was working; crab, baitfish, etc. With the pickier fish in the afternoon, maybe try something a bit smaller like JJ’s Grass Shrimp or similar. Something small and easy for a fish to pick up, without spending a whole lot of energy to do so. But for the feeding frenzy in the mornings, pick your favorite and you will be fine.

The coming week looks like it is going to bring us some weather. Too soon to really say how much or how bad. But it is looking like we will have to deal with some wind, rain and thunderstorms this coming week. Hopefully, some of these will break apart as we get closer. Time will tell. But we are hoping for the best so we can get everyone out on the water this week. Either way, we could certainly use the rain around here.

We hope to be able to get out on the water this week. If the weather allows and we do, we will report back and update everyone with what is happening out there on our waters. You can always email any time if you would like any up to the minute Southwest Texas fly fishing or Rockport type news. We continue to post on  Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Or perhaps SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel as well. We continually are trying to add more videos and stuff there. 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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2018-06-18T01:38:05+00:00