Many people think fishing stops when the weather turns colder. However, on the Gulf Coast, winter provides some of the best angling you’ll find. With our mild temperatures, saltwater fishing along the shore is a winter staple in Texas. You’ll find plenty of species and have fewer anglers competing for their attention.
Some species are found in the Coastal Bend year-round, regardless of the weather. Others will head to the Gulf to spawn, navigating inland waters. Savvy fishing enthusiasts look for certain signs to catch redfish, flounder, and speckled trout, among others. Locations that feature sand or mud bottoms and sea grass are great places to check out. Try your luck just after a cold front when the temperature starts to warm up. Fish dig down deep when the weather starts to shift. Once the temperature rises, they’ll come out of hiding.
Flounder are pretty common where deeper water gives way to shallower areas. Redfish are probably the easiest to spot this time of year due to their preference to congregate in shallow water. While they migrate to the Gulf, you’ll find them in mass numbers. Like redfish, black drum can be fighters when on the line. They love all types of natural bait, and you won’t be disappointed with their taste. Your best opportunity for large fish this time of year is speckled trout. Female fish are in preparation for spawning season. That means they’re loading up on food and are ready for your lures and bait.
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