The summer weather pattern has finally settled in after one of the strangest springs we have ever had at Redfish Lodge. Into late May, we were seeing strong cold fronts every five days or so, dropping water temperatures and moving trout off their spawning patterns. The last of the fronts has come and gone, and the croaker fishing has been red hot. It has been a real treat to fish Copano after losing the entire season on our home water last summer due to the record-setting rains. This year the water is green, the salinity is perfect, and for the last few weeks the trout fishing has been off the chart. The winds have kept us off the deep water reefs for the most part, but there have been plenty of fish, including some big trout, on the shorelines around the lodge.
We have had some very solid days throwing lures both down south in the flats and up in St. Charles Bay. A good mix of trout and reds, mixed with some tremendous flounder, have made for some exciting wades. The night fishing on the beach and pier has been outstanding as well, with the average size trout way up from years past. I guess giving Copano Bay a year off is paying off nicely! As the winds settle and the water greens up this summer, reef fishing for trout will only improve in Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays. Hopefully we will get to the surf for some great action as well. We hope to see you on a fishing trip this summer!