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Southwest Texas Fly Fishing Report – March 8

Here is the first fly fishing report for the flats near Rockport and the Southwest Texas Coast. We will fill you in on what we've been seeing this past week, and make our predictions for what you can expect for the week to come. Spring is here... well, sorta. But where is our Spring fishing?!?! The past week or so brought quite a bit more of the same. Clouds, fog, mist, rain and wind were again the norm. An added bonus early this week, we had a nasty cold front blow through. When we woke up to hit the water Monday morning, we had air temps around 34 degrees.

Troutfest 2019 Wrap Up

We are now a good week or so removed from trip up to GRTU's Troutfest. This was the first year that we have been able to exhibit, or even attend, the event up there. But Capt. Phil, having formerly been one of the organizers of the entire event, kept insisting that Fly Fish Rockport had a presence there. So we decided to jump at it and see what happened. Of course we were well aware of the event each year, and the outstanding reputation it's always had. We just had never taken the time out of our very busy Spring fishing season to make it happen. But definitely it

JJ’s Chug Bug Featured in SW Fly Fishing

Similar to our recent post about the Crabcake Special fly. We just found out the other day that JJ's Chug Bug fly pattern was also featured in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine. It should be appearing in the March/April issue, in their In The Vice segment. This is the second pattern from Captain Jeff that Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine has featured, and another good one. This is one of his favorite topwater patterns for the for the flats of Southwest Texas. But he has also fished this fly to catch trout, jacks, snook and even tarpon. So clearly a good fly to have in the arsenal. You can find more

Rockport Fishing Report – February 25th

Here is your last February fishing report for the Southwest Texas Coast, and waters in and around the Rockport area. It's the end of a pretty lousy month around here, and quite honestly, we couldn't be happier to see it go. We are ready for Spring around here. Maybe that will actually happen in March?!?! It was another long dreary week last week. As has been the norm lately, we did sneak in a few hours of sun here or there. But nothing worth getting too excited about. For the most part, we were stuck with more clouds, fog, rain, mist and a few days a bit on the

Come See Us at Troutfest 2019

As we sit here, on a rainy and cold Tuesday, we wanted remind everyone that we will be heading North to the Guadalupe River on Friday. GRTU's Troutfest is this coming weekend, and we will be hanging out in our booth with the crew from Towee Boats. GRTU’s Troutfest Texas is the largest event of its kind in Texas and brings out a crowd of over 3,000 people interested in fly fishing and preserving and protecting cold water fisheries. The event is hosted by the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the largest TU chapter in the country with over 5,500 members. The three-day event includes keynote speakers, live

Rockport Fishing Report – February 17th

The week is over, and it's time for another fishing report for Rockport, Texas and other surrounding waters. We have reached mid February, and hopefully the end of our Winter down here on the Texas Coast. We are ready for some Spring fishing around here! We had another pretty interesting week around these parts. Plenty of foggy mornings and cloudy days for us again. We just can't seem to kick this trend around here. That being said, we did see the sun a little bit later in the work week. And it was about darn time too. We were starting to wonder if we would ever see it again.

JJ’s Crabcake Featured in SW Fly Fishing

A while back, Capt. Jeff had the opportunity to sit with the good folks from Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine and tie a few of his favorite flies. While doing so, he went into detail about each pattern, explaining all sorts of stuff. Why he came up with it. Why it was tied this way. Various uses. And pretty much anything else they wanted to know. The outcome became, the featured fly in their September/October issue. So we thought we would share the article with everyone here. The interview is actually pretty entertaining, with Capt. Jeff being pretty honest about his take on fly tying for Texas redfish. For those

Rockport Fly Fishing Report – February 8th

Week one of February is in the books, so it's time for another Rockport Fly Fishing report. We will do our best to fill you in on what we've been seeing out there since our last fishing report. Also, do our best to predict the future. Or at least try to give a little direction for the upcoming weekend, and week following. This month got underway in interesting fashion down here in Southwest Texas. We've been stuck in a bit of a weather rut around here. Warm temps and very light winds have been camping on us for quite a while now. This means lots of fog. In fact,

Rockport Fly Fishing Report – February 1st

February is here, and finally another fishing report for Rockport, Texas and the surrounding waters. We have been slacking like crazy around here on the web type stuff. Very sorry for that. Instead of keeping our fishing reports and social media stuff cranking in high gear, we have opted for writing code and working on a bunch of more in depth web type projects. YUCK!!! But, alas, we are back and here to update you on what we are seeing out there on the Texas flats. Since our last report, way too long ago, things have actually remained pretty consistent. Winter finally set in on us a little bit.

Rockport Fly Fishing Report – January 6th

Welcome to 2019, and our first Rockport fly fishing report of the year. We are putting a wrap on the first full week of the year, which has been a pretty interesting one. But things are still looking pretty good around the South Texas Coast these days. Hopefully the trend continues throughout January. We had some pretty cold and crappy weather to kick off the new year around here. Overnight temps were in the low 40's for a handful of nights in a row, with mostly cloudy skies during the days. This made for plenty of inside time and fly tying. But it also made for some very cold