Rockport offers some of the best saltwater fly fishing on the entire Texas Coast. The city is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Copano Bay, Redfish Bay, Aransas Bay and nearby San Antonio and Matagorda Bays. There are excellent year-round populations of Redfish, Speckled Trout and Black Drum, and occasional opportunities for other species such as Jack Crevalle and Tarpon. There are fish to challenge every angler.
In and around Rockport, fly fishing typically consists of sight fishing shallow water areas, or flats. These range from sand flats to mud flats, grass flats or flats composed of crushed oyster shells. Most of our sight fishing will be done in less than two feet of crystal clear water, making the fish very visible to the trained eye.
We often fish around grass banks. Our redfish and trout love to ambush their prey, and shallow grassy banks are the perfect place to do it. In this scenario, we will sight fish that are cruising these grassy banks, typically in very shallow water. They will often times swim deep into the grass in order to chase after baitfish.
Another popular location to sight fish, while fly fishing in Rockport, is along oyster beds. Baitfish love to congregate on very shallow oyster shell reefs. Typically, the redfish or trout will not be too far behind them. In this scenario, we commonly search along the edges of these oyster beds for fish awaiting the opportunity to ambush baitfish.