April is one of my favorite months for getting out on the water, finding the fish and taking customers on an adventure!  Spring is officially here. I’m booking trips now and have some spots open for this month.  Please visit my website to learn about all the services I provide and see what customer’s have been catching…. then call me to reserve your dream day on the water.  I’m USCG Licensed and TPWD Certified!


For just a second, let’s talk about the impact of the “Big Freeze” of 2021 in Rockport, Texas.  The bottom line is we had a substantial number of game fish killed during that week and although the month of March was better than expected, TPWD has set limits on some species of fish so that they can have time to replenish.  This means your still going to limit out more than likely, but they want us to take it easy on the Speckled Trout. That being said, the redfish, black drum, flounder and other species are in abundance and as we go through April, it just gets better and better!


My customers have been catching good numbers of fish which is further proof that the fishing is rebounding very well.  We had several fronts in the month of March and resulting in a re-emergence of fish – especially around our bay systems.  Here’s how it works… when fronts come and we have north winds with big temperature drops, it makes the fish go back to winter mode. They begin to go into deeper waters and the bite slows down but we’re in the “springtime” mode now as the waters begin to warm up and the temps relax – so that the fish wake-up and the fishing excitement heats-up!

April brings consistency with less severe fronts and our climate stabilizes with the warming of the water temperatures.  Just like flowers blooming in spring, you get more bait activity and fish begin to get more aggressive and hungry.  And as a final note, April tends to be a windy on some day – but it actually helps with the catching of fish – so what are you waiting for?  Let’s go catch ’em!  Invite your friends and family over for a springtime fish fry or cook them on the grill – either way it’s going to be delicious eating!

Of course you’ll be using live and/or dead baits – but this time of year is also highly productive for the use of artificial lures and natural baits. The fish are moving up on shallow water now and along the reefs to feed.  So in closing, with all of these positive trends that April brings, the fishing should stabilize and just keep getting better.  In my opinion, this makes April one of the best months to go fishing!

Remember that weekends fill-up fast, so book your spring trips NOW!  Call to Reserve Today: 361-403-7510

Thanks for reading and click the logo below to visit my site!  And don’t forget that families with young kiddos are always welcome to come fish with me!!!

Capt. Jeff Sims, Cedar Bayou Outfitters
Call to Reserve: 361-703-7510

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