It appears that we can finally put the winter of 13-14 in our rear view mirror and focus on the fishing ahead. Over the last few days, our spring tide came rushing in, bringing bait fish and much needed shrimp populations. While water temperatures are still chilly for this time of year, the fish do seem to be in great shape, fat and hungry.
Our usual patterns are probably going to be about three weeks behind schedule as a result of the weather, but that will actually help us a great deal in the summer. Right now fish are feeding well on shrimp under corks or dead shrimp on the bottom. While drum fishing was good all winter, the reds just showed up with this tide push. The spawning drum run in the ship channel has been off the chart good this spring, and will probably go on for a couple more weeks. If you want to flex your muscles against some monsters, that’s a great opportunity!
As many of you may have heard, Texas Parks and Wildlife passed a law last week changing our trout limit throughout the Texas coast to five fish per angler, 10 possession. That goes into effect on September 1, and we at Redfish Lodge are delighted to see it. That will leave a lot more fish in the bays for our guests to catch and enjoy, as well as for future generations.
It took a long time, but spring has sprung and it is time to bend a rod! Hope to see you down at the lodge soon!