We have a year-round fishery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.