Hanna Delivers

The big tide and rain delivered by Hurricane Hanna a couple weeks ago lived up to the billing, giving the coastal bend the perfect shot in the arm without the punch in the face to go along with it. The receding tides after the storm produces a couple days of good...

Summer Groove

The unusual strong winds of the last few weeks have given way to a much more normal summer pattern, with light winds and green water as far as the eye can see. Last week, the gulf laid down enough to get in some surf and king mackerel action. In the bay, the deep...

The Daily Grind

In the fishing community, the word “grinding” means working hard for your fish. Sometimes Mother Nature, the fish, or the anglers themselves create obstacles that are hard to circumvent. A great guide can work around almost any obstacle with adequate time and...

Mixing it Up

Five days of north wind in June last week called for some thinking “outside the box.” Such an unprecedented weather pattern makes things challenging, and we made the best of it. Going to Cedar Bayou and crossing over to fish the surf for reds, freelining shrimp or the...

A Little Rain Goes a Long Way

The past two weeks has brought Rockport over 8 inches of rain, a desperately needed blessing for both lawns and bays. I always preach that lower water temperatures and salinity resulting from abundant rain keeps the fish biting better all summer, and this rain could...

Blowin’ In the Wind

This past week seemed to be defined by relentless strong winds and tough fishing conditions. The winds started early in the week from the southwest, and gradually swung back to the southeast by Thursday, but their force never wavered. This made the water dirty and the...