Here is a quick update to our Rockport Fishing Report for early March. Things are picking up, with all the Spring weather. So we wanted to update everyone on what we are seeing on the flats around Rockport and the Central Texas Coast.
This past weekend fished fairly well. Not great, but solid. We had a decent front blow through late last week. North winds in the area were clocked at over 60 mph Thursday evening. We never saw any rain or really cold air, but waking up to 50 degrees was certainly a change of pace. It seemed like it was a bit of a shock to the fish too.
Saturday it took a bit to get the fish moving around much. Even with the sunny and warmer weather. On top of that, we lost a bunch of water with the North wind. So things were really skinny out there. That had a bunch of fish pulled out of areas and hiding out in deeper waters. But there were still fish to be caught. Just had to search for them a bit.
Sunday things were a bit more normal. The water was still very low, but the fish were happier. As the water began to come back in Sunday afternoon, the fish came with it and it actually fished very well. Today (Monday) it was great out there. More water and tons of fish up shallow banging banks and chasing shrimp in the shallow grass. Back to the normal spring program.
Our fly selection hasn’t changed much from the last report. The topwater thing wasn’t great this weekend, with some of the fish being lazy and fewer tails. So it was lightly weighted crab and shrimp for the win. Take your pick of which pattern. A good cast would get eaten easily.
The weather and tides are back to normal now for a while. So we expect the fishing to keep improving every day as we move along this Spring. We have a couple spots open this week and next, but they are filling as we go. So let us know if you would like to get out on the water. We can make it happen on short notice.
We are filming a series of new tying videos coming to our Youtube channel. So if there are specific flies you would like to see or want instructions on, let us know. There will be redfish patterns, as well as patterns for some upcoming trips we have to The Keys, Cuba and beyond.
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