MARCH 2020 FEATURED ARTICLE BY CAPT. KEVIN McCOY
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March is upon us! We should start to see a warming trend in the weather however, some frontal systems will surely push through. With the arrival of March most of the state is aware that it is Spring Break month. There will be plenty of tourists and fisherman taking advantage of this time in The Coastal Bend.
As I have stated many times before, there is plenty to do on the coast. From Rockport to Port Aransas water activities are abundant. The area begins to come alive in anticipation of the tourist season. The area is also growing rapidly with many industrial projects underway; not all for the better when it comes to the environment. I hear the economy is in great shape which means folks have discretionary funds available. You will no doubt see more boats on the water, more folks on the beach, restaurants and hotels will be busy as ever. Traffic may be an issue, but with some patience all will survive to experience an awesome time. Politeness and courtesy will go a long way both on and off the water.
With all of that said let’s talk fishing. Over the years it really hasn’t changed that much except for the number of folks trying to take advantage and enjoy the offerings here. Reds will be in shallow water eating almost everything you put in front of them. Black Drum will be eating shrimp and there will schools of them in numerous places. Trout will be eating shrimp and artificial lures as well. Wading is an option which will produce numerous coolers of fish. You will start to see even more photos being posted on-line of the days catch, along with some odd and rare species being taken.
Plan your visit to the Coastal Bend and come to relax. Leave the stress and tension behind. Everyone will be better off for it and memories will be made that will be carried with you for years to come. I look forward to seeing everyone and let us all have an awesome time.