Best Fish Times


When Fishing Is Best
March through May, September through December

Preferred Baits
Live shrimp, mullet, piggy perch, menhaden, crabs, mud minnows; Lures designed to imitate above baits such as topwaters, soft plastic shrimp, gold spoons, swimming shad, sand eels

Trophy Red
Possible anytime, best chance in October and November; Crab, piggy perch, big mullet, or lure

Speckled Trout

When Fishing Is Best
February through December

Preferred Baits
Croakers, piggy perch, shrimp, mullet; Lures such as topwaters, sand eels, Corkies, or swimming shad

Trophy Trout
February through early May; Corky, topwater, croaker, piggy perch

Surf and jetty fishing at Redfish Lodge on Copano Bay

Surf and Jetty Fishing

When Fishing is Best
July through early September

Preferred Baits
Croakers and piggy perch for trout and reds; Ribbonfish and crankbaits for kingfish; Piggy perch and mullet for ling; shrimp or shrimp imitations for tripletail; Mullet or menhaden for tarpon

Trophy Surf or Jetty Fish
Any time there is an opportunity to get out there

Black Drum

When Fishing Is Best
February through early May, September through November

Preferred Baits
Crabs, shrimp, sea lice; Limited choice of lures, mostly by accident

Trophy Drum
February through early April; Crab or sea lice

Flounder at Redfish Lodge


When Fishing is Best
March through May, October through November

Preferred Baits
Shrimp, mud minnows, mullet; Soft plastic lures, jigs

Trophy Flounder
October and November; Mud minnows, jigs

Fly fishing at Redfish Lodge

Fly Fishing

When Fishing is Best
July through September

Preferred Baits
Shrimp imitations such as ghost shrimp, snapping shrimp, grass shrimp, or small poppers; Finfish patterns such as sea-ducers, needle nose, mud minnow, clouser, or spoon fly; Crab patterns such as crazy Charlie or merkin crab

Trophy Fly-Caught Fish
March or April for trout, August or September for Reds and Drum