FISHING AT THE Southern Flex
by CAPT. Reported RICHARD THOMPSON
Richard Thompson at [ email protected ]
RandKCoastalOutfitters.com is available online.
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I want you to visualize yourself scrolling through your phone on some of your favorite fishing organizations on social media, publications, and the bulletin board at the boats while remembering the biggest fish you’ve actually seen. What you’ll discover is that the man typically has a big grin on his or her face and is dressed in waders, boots, and beanies. This is due to the fact that the Texas Gulf Coast’s large salmon fishing season is at its best at this time of year.
During this time of year, the majority of your outdoorsmen are chasing their vision whitetail buck. We saltwater fish are getting ready for our search and journey to find and seek out our best fish.
You have had shrimp, carp, lobster, and all of your fish bass hanging out and living it up in the swamps and up bays all summer long. Your trout and redfish are setting up an ambush to feast and take advantage of the” big drain ,” so the day has finally come when the first big cold front blows through and will remove all of this bait from the back bays. The marshes and returning waters you quickly lose a few feet of water in these circumstances. Consider how much bait is being flung out the mouths of these drains, actually igniting a feeding frenzy. As this morning marks the beginning of your Tumble to Winter patterns, you want to make sure you clear your calendar for it.
One time, I was fortunate enough to have customers with me during this occasion, and we actually won the lottery. All came together flawlessly. We actually lost track of the number of five-pound fish we caught and a few that were pushing the eight ounce collection because we had so many double and triple hook ups. The few hours spent catching these fish were fantastic, but it is almost impossible to be ready to drop all when these conditions coincide. It’s not an” old wives’ tale ,” though; rather, it is a true event that merits all the sacrifices you must make during these two hours of adrenaline-pumping.
The switch to cold patterns is starting at this point. Your prawns and pinfish walk out of the bay system as these fronts begin rolling in more regularly and water temperatures begin to drop, so it’s time to start paying attention to your important signs and patterns.
For us, there are four key indicators that we look for at this time of year to catch a specific best salmon, and they are as follows:
One of the most significant symptoms is the first, which will line up the other three symptoms: the base. The best base is one with shells because it warms up more quickly in the sun and keeps warmer water where your fish fish will congregate.
Mullet is the next indicator because they are the main food source at this time of year. The hairstyle become less effective as the ocean temperature drops. If you have mullet in the area, only one flip of one is a great indicator, and it’s likely that trout are not too far behind.
Your major and minor serving times, which may relate to your tidal movement, are the second sign you need to pay attention to. Generally, trout may supply during these times of the day, especially during a summer pattern where they will do so continuously.
The last indication is deeper water accessibility where these fish can hide as the temperature drops during a top rolling through.
Estes Flats is a fantastic Wintertime Trout spot in the Port Aransas area that has all four of these symptoms. As the front has blown through and the fish are seeking warmer waters and considering getting a great meal similar to us during the much-desired Thanksgiving Turkey, we have pulled some lovely Trout out of this place.
This winter, travel pack up with us and let’s go hunt for the best trout you’ve ever wanted for yourself. We’ll set you up!