Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Port O'Connor Fishing Report, May 30, 2006
Water temperature is pushing up around 82 degrees and wind has definitely been a factor of late. Consistent catches continue to be hampered by strong southerly winds ahead of and near late frontal systems pushing into the panhandle. Limits have been coming in windows of reasonable weather with the fishing falling off in winds over 20 knots amidst shredded and gutted bay waters.
We have picked up some water in the bays which should help us heading into summer. Bowed-Up!, Capt. Kris Kelley, 1-888-618-4868.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Port O'Connor Fishing Report, May 16, 2006
Water temperature is ranging between 74 and 80 degrees depending upon the weather in most areas of the bay system currently. We are just backing off the Full Moon and are experiencing a significant incoming tide that starts to wane around the noon hour. Conditions have been dicey approaching this latest cold front that came through Sunday evening.
Friday 5/12 was the first day I’ve used Croaker thus far. Despite significant concerns about the quality and condition of the bait, we managed to limit with 40 Trout over shell and disintegrating conditions in SAB. Saturday, winds were building harder out of the South with the approaching front and we again managed to limit with 30 Trout freeling Croaker over shell in ESB. I backed off the Croaks Sunday with significant 30 knot winds overnight and gutted water conditions Sunday. The winds backed down briefly during the morning and then began puffing mid-day. We threw PCS and covered a lot of water mostly over shell managing 16 Trout and 2 Redfish. My Monday 5/15/06 party could not cancel or re-schedule so we went for it throwing PCS in the back lakes amidst 40 knot North winds early and a completely gutted bay system. Working emerging bands of fishable water in Pringle and Long Lakes produced 5 Redfish and a Flounder for the effort.
With weather patterns beginning to stabilize, we should be on a constant long run of hammer down fishing and predictable results. Bowed-Up!, Capt. Kris Kelley, 1-888-618-4868.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Port O’Connor Fishing Report, May 8, 2006
A lot of coastal fishing depends on timing. Timing is key right now whether it’s reading wind and weather or tides and water. We’ve been getting some day long incoming tides with a strong feed mid-tide. Being aggressive during these times has paid off over the last week. Fishing a four boat tournament Friday, we managed to win by adjusting timing and focusing on Redfish early while the wind was raging and the tide was transitioning from low to high. As the wind laid down a bit, we then shifted our focus to Trout during the meat of the tide around 10:00am and it paid off. We are still throwing PCS until finfish stocks improve.
Saturday was a dangerous situation with a strong front pushing through mid-morning. It came through late enough that a lot of people had already made their runs. We played it smarter and hung out at the ramp before making a close run. As soon as things started to develop, we ran hard for the ramp and made it before the stuff hit the fan. Others, were not that lucky. This is another case where timing can be critical. With huge winds, lightning, and rain, we elected to fish another day.
It looks like San Antonio Bay might freshen up a bit with flooding in San Antonio. We’re going to have to see what we get out of it. We could sure use a little freshen-up for sure. A little inflow might help to bring these water levels up as well and that would be a good thing.
Capt. Kris Kelley
Monday, May 01, 2006
San Antonio Bay Report 05/01/06
Fishing has been good in and around bumps in the weather. Saturday, 4/29/06 was a tough day with the Pacific front that hit early morning. Things re-bounded nicely Sunday with full limits of Trout to 20” from San Antonio Bay. We were throwing PCS (popping cork/shrimp) on shell reefs and scattered shell flats. The fish were schooling pretty well and feeding on the incoming tide. Shrimp are plentiful at bait camps. Croaker have been showing up but they don’t look very good at this time. May should be an awesome month as the Trout are full of eggs at this time and looking to spawn.
Capt. Kris Kelley