The primary quarry at Redfish Lodge consists of redfish, speckled seatrout, flounder, and black drum. During all or parts of our fishing season, lodge guests may also catch oversized redfish and black drum in excess of 25 pounds, kingfish, sheephead, cobia(ling), tarpon, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, tripletail, jack crevalle, and several species of snapper. To improve your odds of catching some of these other fish, ask which months are best for your target fish when making your booking arrangements. The Lodge motto is “If it swims we will catch it”
There are many different species of fish in the Rockport / Redfish Lodge fishery but the most sought after are the most delicious. The box below gives the Texas regulation limits. The Lodge however strongly encourages catch and release.
|SPECIES||DAILY BAG||MIN SIZE||MAX SIZE|
|Trout Spotted (Weakefish)||10||15||25|
During the calm summer months when weather permits, Lodge guides may venture out the Port Aransas jetties in search of a variety of fish that live in the near shore waters if the gulf but rarely venture into the bays. These fish include tarpon, king and Spanish mackerel, snook, jack crevalle, tripletail, dolphin fish, bonita, whiting, and a variety of sharks including bulls, black tips, and Atlantic sharpnose to name a few. Fishing for these gulf species is done by trolling, casting, or drifting with live bait or lures and heavier tackle than is used in the bay. We rarely venture more than a mile offshore, but this type of fishing is very weather sensitive and requires several calm days to flatten the gulf waters. These conditions occur most often in late June to early September, so time your booking accordingly if this sounds appealing. These surf trips are often done in combination with redfish and trout fishing in the gulf surf.