April and the beginning of May have lived up to their reputation with gusty winds and big tide fluctuations. This had made for rough bays and dirty water, a perfect combination for predators to feed. This last week has seen slow mornings, with the bite picking up significantly later in the day. Reds, drum, and a few trout are jumping on live shrimp under popping corks, and the redfish bite on live finger mullet has been pretty solid, especially for bigger fish. The boat ramps in Aransas County have reopened, allowing boats to spread out a bit. Croaker flags are more common at the bait stands. Things are beginning to look a bit more like Rockport fishing should look. If you are tired of being cooped up, book a trip and get down here. You won’t be disappointed.