Swan Point Outfitters, TX

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Rockport, TX

Swan Point Outfitters, TX

Overview

Offering top-notch fly-fishing guides and local information for the middle Texas coast from Galveston to South Padre Island. Stationed in Rockport, we offer skinny water grass flats and sightcasting to redfish and speckled trout, with mid-summer access to tarpon, jack crevalle, and mackerel in adjacent channels and jetties.

Date Range

We have a year-round fishery.

What is Provided to Customer

Our guides will provide Orvis 7- and 8-weight rods for redfish and trout and will have a heavy rod available (10- or 12-weight) for mid-summer shots at passing jackfish or jetty tarpon, conditions permitting! Lunches and drinks are included (BYOB) and the guides are quite flexible in meeting the client's needs.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Shallow saltwater grass flats and bays in water typically less than 2 feet deep. Water temps range from lows of 50 to highs in the high 80s in August.

Typical Weather by Season

Winter and early spring temperatures can run as low as 40, with weekly cold fronts to 30. We can wet wade around mid-April. It can be very warm, up to the mid-90s through September, with southeast winds, to mid-20s and little rain. Hurrican season is June 1 through September. It is cooler in October to December, with clearing water and feisty fish, Waders get pulled out early in November with duck season opening.

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Our experienced flats guides run shallow-water skiffs, and are usually out at daybreak during the summer, looking for tailing and cruising redfish early and then go into sightcasting mode as the sun gets higher in the sky, typically by 10am in November and 8am in July. The bow is then taken by a fly fisher with a 7- or 8-weight rod; the other angler can prospect for fish from mid-skiff, with spin or baitcasting tackle.

Species

Species You Fish for by Season

Primarily redfish and speckled trout, with incidental flounder year-round. May/June brings tarpon, jackfish, and king and Spanish mackerel to jetties, channels, and passes were they stay through Halloween. They can be chased with the weather to Port Mansfield and South Padre Island/the Mexico border through December. South Padre also has a small snook fishery too.

Gear

What Should Customers Bring?

Good long-sleeved, sunproof clothing, with a long-brimmed hat and a good sunscreen. Brown, amber, copper, or rose colored polarized lenses and a packable raincoat for a bay crossing or rain shower. Gear bag and a Buff-type sun mask is recommended, plus any tackle they’d like to use.

Fly Shop

Our Fly Shop

The longest running fly shop on the Texas coast, and it comes with a fun, helpful staff with over 30 years of Texas coast fly-fishing experience! We are just a long cast away from the salt and always have a cold one waiting for you at the end of great day on the water. Swan Point Landing offers a wide range of fly tackle and houses the largest selection of saltwater fly-tying material on the Gulf Coast. We are open daily 9am to 6pm, and 11-4 on Sundays.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How good are your guides with beginners?
A. Our guides are all homegrown talent and understand the challenges a new angler will face in the Texas salt, from fishing out of a skinny-water boat to dealing with the wind and feeding the fish. Most have fished salt destinations in Florida and Central America and can gradually get a beginner up to speed.

Reviews

Swan Point Landing - Rockport
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitters
Dave Hayward
1723 Cherry St. #4
Rockport, TX 78382
361-729-7926
713-204-1855

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