If you haven’t tried fly-fishing, the Coastal Bend is a great place to start! Our local bays are full of fish just waiting to be caught. Many beginners don’t realize they can use fly rods to catch any fish species in the Coastal Bend.
Especially when you’re just starting out, you can keep your equipment pretty basic. You can try a seven- or eight-weight fly rod with a floating line. But you can cover more territory and deeper water if you also get a sinking line. The species you’re targeting dictates the type of fly you use, so make sure to consult your local fly shop. They’ll be able to offer location-specific advice and recommend the right gear.
Both inshore and near shore species of fish are attracted to the flies. Make sure to check out local jetties to get access to a wide variety of species. You can even venture into the marches and flats with a kayak to get up close to inshore fish.
Beginners should check with local shops about lessons to learn casting and rigging technique. That way you’ll have the basics down before you head out. You can also consider hiring a guide the first time you go out to show you the ropes.
Whether you’re fishing this weekend or enjoying other activities, let Boat Stop Storage’s Rockport or Corpus Christi locations keep your boat safe and protected. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).