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fishing with shad

Fishing with Shad

From April to late June fishing with Shad is very effective for Red Fish and an occasional trout. Look for schools of Shad in the Shrimp boat channel, Conn Brown Harbor, the Intracoastal, and (my favorite) Little Bay. Pelicans are great indicators of schools of Shad below. I’m pretty sure it’s their favorite food. I…
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south texas dove season dog


This article was sourced from Texas Dove Hunters’ Magazine For Janie and me, it was the long awaited opening of the Texas, South Zone, dove season.  The North and Central zones having begun roughly three weeks earlier, had left us “chomping at the bit” to begin our season. Those of us south of a line…
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winter fishing in rockport

Winter fishing in Rockport

Winter fishing in Rockport. Fishing the super low tides has been awesome. The number of boats have been down. For these meat haul trips fish holes on the edge of big flats where the fish have to retreat to when the tide level falls. Unlike summer months when the water is hot; Redfish and Drum…
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rockport fishing

High tides bring good fishing

The Fall and Spring Equinox almost always bring higher than normal tides. The people in Rockport fishing along Fulton Beach Road know that this is a prime time to fish Little Bay. I enjoy fishing shell reefs under these conditions. Shrimp and a popping cork works great north of town…ie ( Carlos, Mesquite, Copano, St…
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hummerbird festival 2019

Hummerbird Festival 2019 was a big success!

Hummerbird Festival was a success! As you’ll see in the article linked below, people really did flock to Rockport-Fulton this past weekend for the Hummerbird Festival!  The weather turned out to be great, such a blessing since the last 2 years this event has faced hurricanes and flooding.  How have the hummingbird numbers been at…
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seafair 2019

Save the date for Seafair 2019

The 45th Annual Rockport Fulton Seafair is coming up soon! The Rockport-Fulton Seafair 2019 Festival, is four days of family-friendly festival fun on October 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2019. Sea-a-Bration This year, a Sea-A-Bration Celebration Party will take place Wednesday, October 9. Yes, it’s a big deal! Make plans to sip, dine and dance your way through a…
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Hurricane Harvey Anniversary

Hurricane Harvey 2 year Anniversary Events

The community looks back at Hurricane Harvey 2 years later Hurricane Harvey Anniversary Encore Block Party – Downtown Rockport Come out and celebrate at this FREE event. Celebrate how far we’ve come since Hurricane Harvey hit our community! We’re so thankful and grateful for all of the help and support our community has received and…
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Perfect Bait for Spring Fishing in Rockport Cut Mullet

June 2019 Harbor Oaks Fishing Report

Today we are going to talk about the best bait for Rockport fishing right now. Gosh is the wind ever going to let up?  I like to fish with cut Shad this time of year. Shad works well when it’s fresh, not so good after it’s been sitting in ice chest overnight. Probably by mid…
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Harbor Oaks Fishing Tips Featuring Captain Robert Hamilton

May 2019 Harbor Oaks Fishing Report

I have been fishing the Texas Coast for 40 years, and I’ve been a Coast Guard licensed guide in the Rockport area since 1987. I primarily fish in the Rockport area in Aransas, Carlos, Redfish, Copano, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Mesquite, and San Antonio Bay Systems. This is a great time of year for fishing! Starting…
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Best Coastal Small Town Nominee Rockport Beach In Rockport Texas

Rockport Nominated for USA Today Best Coastal Small Town

USA Today has named 20 nominees for Best Coastal Small Town – each community has a population of less than 25,000 people. In addition they must offer affordable seaside fun and small town charm that proves bigger is not better. Vote for Rockport once daily, on every device, until polls close on Monday, May 6…
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