Texas Fishing Report: Surf continues to produce

Edited by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News

Photo by Nathan Beabout

An influx of fresh water into San Antonio Bay has guides turning their attention to the surf.

“With much of San Antonio Bay reefs being blanketed with fresh water, a few areas of the south shoreline and all the back marsh are holding fish,” said Capt. Nathan Beabout with N&M Sportsman’s Adventures. “A handful of reefs in 5- to 6-feet of water are still producing trout, because the fresh water is only on the surface.”

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Beabout said the calmer winds have him changing tactics.

“With the calmer winds we have had, and the winds projected for next week’s forecast, I will be turning my attention to the surf,” he said. “Over the past couple of days, the surf has been just clean enough to pull good numbers of specks and reds.  Most of these fish have been hanging in the first gut.”

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Beabout said the redfish have been caught on gold spoons and soft plastics, while the trout have come on mainly dark-colored soft plastics but a few have been tricked with big top-waters.”

To contact Capt. Nathan Beabout, call (210) 452-9680

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