With Hurricane Harvey past us, and the Fall season upon us, it’s time to start talking about the Fall redfish season here in Rockport and Padre Island. As the temps begin to cool, it is that time of year to start planning your Fall/Winter southern fishing trip along our coast. But, it’s not only for your comfort in regards to the cooler weather, this is also the time of year where Redfish begin schooling up in our favorite shallow water fisheries.
During this time of year, these schooling Redfish begin to “tail” a lot more. Since the cooler temps brings in a different diet for these shallow water Red’s, usually small crabs, they are generally nose down rooting around for them. When this happens in shallow water, their tails protrude from the surface. This is referred to as “tailing”. Sight fishing for tailing Red’s is a pretty epic way to spend your day on the water, and Fall is when this style of fishing is at its finest.
We also get a lot more chances at landing a “bull” redfish during this time of year. These are large Redfish that can be found in passes, as well as along the beaches.
While sight fishing for Red’s is usually the primary mission, shots at Snook and Tarpon still exists as well.
Frankly, Fall fishing in the Rockport and Padre Island areas of Texas is one of our favorite trips to go on. Excellent weather and excellent fishing!
If you want to get you shot at a Texas bull redfish this Fall, give us a call or email, and we can start putting your plans into motion.
We specialize in artificial baits on spin rods, fly fishing, as well as wade fishing the flats. This is simply the best way to enjoy this fishery and we enjoy sharing the experience with others. Fall redfish fishing is a great place to start!