5 secrets fishing the Texas coast

Fishing along the Texas coast is a wonderful experience that can be enjoyed by all types of anglers. It’s some of the best fishing you’ll ever do and there are all types of species to seek out such as the redfish, speckled trout, mangrove snapper, Snook, tarpon and flounder. With all the different species to be found along the coast of Texas, there is something to suit all types of fishermen no matter what kind of fishing you enjoy doing.

Fishing along the coast will surely provide you with an amazing adventure that you’ll be able to share with friends and family for many years to come. The scenery is beautiful and the environment has a relaxing feeling that makes fishing even more fun and exciting. There are so many areas to go fishing all up and down the coastline that you can enjoy some excellent fishing no matter where you are located.

Below are 5 secrets for fishing along the Texas coast that will prove to be very effective and help to make your fishing trip more fun and exciting:

1. Don’t overlook the piers- Fishing from piers can be very productive and it’s something that you should try at least once. There are a lot of species found near the shore so you don’t have to go out on a boat to get variety. Much to the surprise of many anglers a lot of the fish found around the piers grow to some very impressive sizes. Being up above the fish also gives you an advantage that you can’t get with any other type of fishing.

2. Go fishing in the winter- Fishing in the winter can be very productive. This is the best time to catch a trophy fish because this is when they’re the most active. It’s also when the area is the most secluded so you don’t have to worry about tourist scaring the fish away. Since the climate in Texas is relatively warm compared to the northern states, you don’t normally have to worry about dealing with the bitter cold even in the middle of the winter. Therefore, it’s also very enjoyable.

3. Experiment every chance you get- Experiment with different techniques, baits and the time when you go fishing. As a general rule, early morning and late evening is the best time to fish the coastline but you might be surprised at the results you get when you mix things up a bit.

4. Give Fly Fishing a Try- Fly fishing has gained a lot of respect over the years and more people are taking advantage of all the benefits it has to offer. It may take some practice to get use to this method but once you get the hang of it, you can reel in some really nice catches when fly fishing.

5. Fish with live bait- Since this is what the fish feed off of naturally it seems to attract them better than artificial bait. Some of the best bait to use includes shrimp, herring, mullet, minnows and pinfish. These five baits will usually be very effective regardless of which species you want to catch so they’re an excellent choice for anyone new to fishing in this type of environment.

Always use gear designed for saltwater fishing so you don’t have to deal with rust and corrosion. This type of environment is harsh and freshwater gear will not last too long if you use it in saltwater. You even need to rinse off your saltwater gear with freshwater after each use to extend its life.

Always choose good quality gear when buying your equipment to go fishing. It may cost a little more but it’ll be worth it in the end. The better the quality, the longer it will hold up. You also don’t have to worry about losing a nice catch because your line broke or the hook didn’t hold up to the struggle of the fish when you invest in good quality.

If you’re new to the area, then you can use fishing reports to help you determine where the best places to fish in your area are located, based on the species you’re seeking out. You can also learn which baits are working the best and the time of day anglers are having the best luck. These reports are sent in by anglers

who actually go fishing in the area. They send in these reports because they enjoy sharing their experiences with others.

Saltwater fishing is filled with fun and excitement and some of the best fishing you’ll ever enjoy will be done up and down the Texas coast. Anglers travel from all over the nation to enjoy some of the great fishing Texas has to offer. It’s an excellent place to spend your vacation if you’re looking for a place where you can do some great fishing and enjoy many sights and attractions all in one trip.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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