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#11914066 - 11/02/16 08:40 PM copano bay advice
jake100 Offline

Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 67
Newbe here have 18 ft ctr console boat thinking about putting by the bridge. what is the good and bad of copano bay Thanks

#11914201 - 11/02/16 09:48 PM Re: copano bay advice [Re: jake100]
smooth move Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1150
Loc: bayou vista,tx
copano is almost always muddy. there are fish there, but you need a lot of local motion to find em. move down to redfish bay at the rockport area for cleaner water and wind protection. jmo.

Edited by smooth move (11/02/16 09:48 PM)
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#11915685 - 11/03/16 05:53 PM Re: copano bay advice [Re: jake100]
flydoc Offline

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 145
I agree with Redfish Bay. Ransom and Dagger have been hot and clear.

#11916332 - 11/04/16 05:52 AM Re: copano bay advice [Re: jake100]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 939
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Good morning jake100.

One good thing, as well as other good things about Copano Bay, is that it does not get the fishing pressure that the other crowded bays that surround Rockport have been experiencing.

The deal is, Copano Bay and it's bay system can be fished year round for trout, redfish, flounder and drum.

Port Bay, Mission Bay, the estuary's from Bayside and Turtle Pen, Copano River and Mission River all contribute to supplying Copano Bay with bait and game fish.

Copano Bay, is one of the largest, if not the largest of the Texas back bays, it is 5 miles x 8 miles not counting the other bays and rivers that feed it.

Copano Bay also has more reefs than most of the bays in the entire bay system surrounding Rockport.

It's a great bay to get to know.

#11920866 - 11/07/16 08:03 AM Re: copano bay advice [Re: jake100] Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 1429
Loc: Entire Gulf and Atlantic Coast...

Study Google earth on a clear water aerial and make waypoints of where are the reefs are for navigation purposes... that's the only real con for the area... some of the reefs come up right the surface.. if you notice odd ripples where there shouldn't be any, or it's calm or less ripples or waves where you think it shouldn't be.. then stay away or come off plane 50 yards out to make sure you're not running up on a reef.

Don't worry so much about water color and wind protection either.. yes, it's beautiful when it's like that but these Texas Coast fish are used to feeding in off color water and winds ...otherwise, they'd starve. Learn to use the wind as your ally. The wind push water and on weak tides that is what is going to give you consistent results over not having any tide movement. It can make redfishing much more consistent once you learn how to use it. With off color water.. which is what I prefer to fish, just use darker lures or louder lures. In soft plastics anything olive, green, pumpkin, or black with or without a chartreuse tail will get eatin. With lures, if its dirty and choppy a one knocker or windier yet, a she dog will get the job done. The real key is being able to learn to read the water to be able to locate fish. If you are in fish.. it doesn't matter what color the water is. They will eat nearly transparent forage in the dirtiest water conditions with out rattles.. and even in those conditions in the dark of night.
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