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Rockport in August #13633262 07/16/20 08:41 PM
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Hey guys! Going to be headed to Rockport the first weekend of August. Im a novice with inshore so I was wanting to know if this is the time of year more/bigger reds and specs will be moving in shallower? We will be pier fishing at night most of the time, but was curious. Thanks in advance for the help!

Re: Rockport in August [Re: Koupe14] #13633761 07/17/20 11:56 AM
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Reds love shallow water and they will be there most of the year if bait/pressure allow it. They are definitely there this time of year. If the pier has lights that will be the focus area but don't ignore the shoreline either. Reds and trout will be where the bait is. Fish when there's current and most of the time you'll catch more.


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Thanks for the help Jerry713!

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Find the bait, find the fish. We were seeing nice trout pushing bait up shallow against grass the last time I was down there.

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Awesome! Is the fall typically a better time of year at the coast? I have always heard that the wind calms down a bit more once August hits in comparison to June or July.

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Originally Posted by Koupe14
Awesome! Is the fall typically a better time of year at the coast? I have always heard that the wind calms down a bit more once August hits in comparison to June or July.

Depends on what you're fishing for. I typically go for reds and October is my favorite month to fish for reds. They're actively feeding and the weather is cooler. You just have to factor in cold fronts. September is also good.


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Sweet. Thanks for the info! I am excited to get down there.

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Someone told me about a hotel with a private lighted pier that was good fishing. Anyone familiar with this?

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Originally Posted by uncle_bagster
Someone told me about a hotel with a private lighted pier that was good fishing. Anyone familiar with this?


There are a few I know off the top of my head.

The Lighthouse Inn, Hunt's Castle, and Reel 'Em Inn on the Bay.

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Laguna Reef! That's where we will be staying. I think it goes out about 100 yards. It's a nice pier.

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Like everyone is saying, find the bait and you'll find the fish

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Lighthouse is a nice place

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