Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay
By Captain Chris Martin
February 12, 2016
Anglers have had a lot of wind to contend with these past few days, but those willing to hang in there for the long haul have been greatly rewarded for their efforts. Wading with artificial baits in areas primarily made up of mud and grass has paid the highest dividends in the form of full limits of cold-water trout and redfish. But, with the morning temperatures being as low as they have been lately, the bite has been recognized more toward late morning and early afternoon rather than at dawn or early morning.
With the weather forecast calling for temperatures to remain in the mid-70’s for the upcoming week, anglers can expect to see somewhat of a springtime fishing pattern starting to develop. Water temperatures will continue to climb gradually each day until we undergo our next cold front, and this should spell nothing but success for wading anglers who have an opportunity to get out on the water and take advantage of this nice spring-like weather.
Although February probably still has its fair share of cold weather left in it, a small warming trend this next week will most definitely provide a few changes to underwater marine life. Trout possibly becoming just a little less lethargic is but one of those changes, but is one that can almost certainly be counted on by anglers. All of the fish that have been on a cold-water diet lately will suddenly feel like eating again as their natural instinct tells them to prepare for the next onslaught of dropping temperatures.
Wading anglers who are able to fish these next few days should experience some top-notch action as they offer some of the more popular plastic tails in colors like plum/chartreuse, morning glory, and roach. Baits that imitate mullet should also be considered in the arsenal lineup of things to try during this warming period. A lot of anglers prefer baits like the Corky in colder conditions, but don’t be afraid to throw any of your favorite top water baits, as well.
Remember, “Fishing here is not about challenging your fishing limits, but about the art of relaxation.” Good luck, and tight lines to you all…!
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Three-Day Weather Forecast
Friday 0 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Areas of dense morning fog. Sun and clouds mixed. High 73F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Partly cloudy. Low 53F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 68F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday Night 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 56F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 20 % Precip. / 0.0 in
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 72F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night 10 % Precip. / 0.0 in
A few clouds from time to time. Low 58F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Mainly light south to southeasterly flow can be expected Friday and Saturday. A cold front will move through late on Monday with a moderate offshore flow developing in its wake. Winds become onshore again on Tuesday.
Coastal Water Temperature:
Rockport 63.0 degrees
Seadrift 62.1 degrees
Port Aransas 62.1 degrees
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