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.
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