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