Welcome to our first Rockport Fishing Report for the month of November. It’s time for an update from the flats, and what better time to do it than a cold rainy day on the Texas central coast. So we are inside staying warm and dry today, but will fill you in about what we’ve been seeing out on the water as of late.
It was actually a pretty nice week on the coast. The weather was warm and winds were light almost all week. So we had everyone out on the water this week chasing fish around. Things early in the week fished really well, but got a bit trickier later in the week as we got close to a pretty sizable cold front that is currently camping on top of us. But we were still able to get out on the water every day. Just a bit soggy out there Friday.
All of our boats are seeing and catching plenty of fish. But certainly finding a few more snotty fish around as that front got closer to us. But persistence pays off. It was just a bit tougher than we think it should be for early November. But we won’t complain, especially after boating a bunch of fish in a stout rain all day Friday.
There are plenty of singles around. Some crawling along the flats very shallow, showing their backs. A few solo tailers are standard throughout the day as well. And if you know where to look, there are still a good number of schooling redfish around. The schools aren’t too large, maybe 20-30 fish in most of them. But it isn’t too tough to find a decent number of these schools around right now.
Again, we did see a few finicky fish this week. Just a funky attitude with the fronts coming in. So some very good fly presentations were not rewarded. Dark patterns were still our best. But they needed to be on the smaller side for sure. IF and when the black stuff was refused, even smaller and white was a pretty legit backup plan. Or when all else fails, you don’t need a different fly, you need a different fish!
And as always, you can check out a few of our favorite flies here.
We are riding out this storm another couple of days here. So we will be tying bugs, catching up on computer work and other random stuff. But once this front blows through, you can expect these fish to go nuts. So middle next week and on we expect the fishing to be completely outstanding. Kind of the payoff for enduring a few days of cold and rain.
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