Crossroads

Wading with lures? Freelining live croakers? Shrimp under popping corks? Whatever your favorite style of coastal fishing might be, this is a time of year when they are all working at their peak. Spring marks the time when fish take advantage of the abundance of food...

Coming Back to Life

There seems to be a feeling in the air that Texas is turning a corner and taking a step in the direction of life as usual. That means hotels will be reopening, rental properties will be back in business, and fishing in Rockport will be booming again. We will have some...

Hang in There

This is the first full week where I have really felt the effect of COVID 19 on the fishing/tourism business in Rockport. All but one of my trips was forced to reschedule, and I found myself in the very unusual position of asking “What am I going to do today?” The...

Consistency in the Chaos

With all the adjustments we are now making in our daily lives, it has been comforting to spend some great days on the water this past week with some great people and some terrific fishing. We saw wind, fog, rain, and slick calm but the fish were great sports most...

Avoid Planes, Get on a Boat!

With the chaos going on in our country right now, we are being told to avoid enclosed spaces with large groups of people. Thing is, I’ve been doing that my entire career and its been working out pretty well. Warmer nights are bumping us into full spring fishing mode,...

Live Shrimp on the Menu

In the last week, the bait flags have been flying in Rockport and Fulton. While reds and drum have been eating dead shrimp all winter, live shrimp and popping corks add the trout element to the equation. This makes for nonstop action and a nice mixed bag of fish. The...