Sunday, July 30, 2006
Port O'Connor Fishing, July 30, 2006
It would be easy to say fishing is horrible right now but, that would be taking the easy way out. Perhaps a better way to describe it would be “fishing success is separated from a waterhauling fishing disaster by a very wide margin at present”. I’m not impressed with the fishing of late despite limits of Trout heavily centered in the upper end of the slot and near limits of Redfish daily. The reason for this commentary is the narrow band of success oriented structure and the amount of skill and experience that it requires to make that success happen. For recreational fishing friends with their own boats, I’m encouraging that they do something else presently. On the other hand, I’m calling certain clients encouraging near term trips for a specific “Double K” style of freelining.
I don’t have any idea how long we are going to be fishing on this narrow band of success but, I can tell you that I’m well informed and have a good handle on things from Port O to Rockport. If you are thinking about making a trip in the near term, hire a guide. Whatever you do, don’t blow what would essentially be a “guide fee” dragging that scowl down here to haul a bunch of water. If things start to straighten out, I’ll let you know.
Capt. Kris Kelley