Clear Water Fishing

I haven’t had much time as of late to post any reports because I’ve been on the water every day since I’ve been in the Coastal Bend and I didn’t have an internet connection for a while. The fishing has been marginal at best. I’ve been all over the place from Corpus to Rockport and everywhere I know in between. The high water and the weather has made fishing tough. Lots of small fish, both trout and reds, have been all over the flats but the big fish have seemed alusive, with the exception of a couple of days.

We found a good marsh bite one day and the big redfish were thick feeding on schools of finger mullet. The marsh has been good when the water level has subsided but the high water has had the fish scattered on the flats. Areas near deep channels and the ICW have been the best producers. Topwaters, spinnerbaits and soft plastic paddle tails have been the best baits for me and the people I’ve been fishing with.

The winds have been ideal over the last week and the water levels are on the decline, which should help the bite pick up and get things back to normal. I’ll be fishing down in the Coastal Bend area for at least two more weeks and now that I have an internet connection I will be posting up reports more regularly. Until next time…

About the author

Jeremy Chavez is a full-time fly and light tackle fishing guide who hails from the Bayou City (Houston, Texas for those of you not in the know). He eats, sleeps and breathes fish. He left (he was laid-off but who's keeping tabs) his career as a bean counter (he has a master's degree in accounting) to chase his dream of becoming a nomadic fish bum.