MARCH 2019 FEATURED ARTICLE
“SPRINGTIME IS UNDERWAY ON THE TEXAS COAST”
BY CAPT. JEFF SIMS – USCG LICENSED FISHING GUIDE
With the warmer sun coming (and daylight savings time), we put the winter in the past. This time of year on the coast cannot be beat. There’s sand, sun, and fishing galore. With the warmer southeast, zephyr winds comes warmer water temperatures also. As the water temperature rises, bait gets active and the fish begin to get more aggressive. If your not into fishing there’s plenty of beach combing, sunbathing, snorkeling, and just plain relaxing times on the beach. If you’re ready for some down time and a place to unwind, we have just the spot for you.
Bay fishing in the Rockport area is beginning to heat up. With spring break right around the corner, the fish are beginning to become more lively. The bay area is home to an abundance of game fish and novice as well as expert fisherman call this place heaven. March and April are perfect months for feeding reds. Lots of good quality reds and trout are already moving around. There’s still an enormous amount of migrating birds in the area at this time of year, so birding trips are still underway. If photograph is your passion the wildlife and habitats as well as the sunrise and sunsets are second to none.
As the Rockport coast continues to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, new hotels are popping up and amazing delectable places to eat are springing up all over town. The new pavilions at the Rockport Beach are open and are perfect for your picnics and family day at the beach. There are even areas around the beach that are frequented by meandering dolphins and other sea life. Getting a glimpse of these are a treat for sure. When settling on a place to hang out for the day, the Rockport Beach can’t be beat.
Other activities happening in the are include: Oyster fest (a yearly festival often attended my locals as well as travelers) this happens the second weekend in March, the last weekend of the month is Market Days where vendors all kinds park at the beach and sell their treasures. With all the activities on the coast, there’s music, fun and excitement sure to be found by all.
So for your next getaway, choose the coastal bend, more importantly Rockport. Whether it be spending time leisurely on the beach or fishing on the bays, you’re sure to discover a great time to be had by everyone. If you are looking for a family fishing trip for spring break or a couples getaway, or a corporate trip for the group, give me a call or text. I will surely be able to “hook you up”! I still have a few days available over spring break and toward the end of the month. April is also promising. I look forward to hearing from you when you’re ready to book your getaway.
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