November 17, 2021

Port O’Connor / A Team Anglers Tournament Recap

We had a fantastic time in Port O'Connor  this past weekend. We were in town to fish in the A-Team Anglers Fishing Tournament (this was an excellent Tournament benefiting the Green Beret Foundation, look for it next year!). The Tournament raised a whopping $35K for the Green Beret Foundation! Thanks, Ryan and Ky, for hosting this great event; we had lots of fun and look forward to being there next year!

 

Fishing Report -      

Conditions

We couldn’t ask much more from the conditions. While the wind was a tad strong on Saturday morning, the bright bluebird skies and clear water made up for the 15mph wind we had Saturday. Friday and Saturday winds were out of the NE to ENE, and Sunday Morning wind was SSW.

Fishing

As good as the weather was, the fishing seemed to be better! While we found fish in most places we stopped, we primarily focused on protected shorelines with good grass beds. It was one of those "You should have been here weekends."  We didn’t see any big schools but did have small groups of tailers and many small groups of 3-4 fish hunting together throughout the day. We were happy to see the number of large fish on the flats! Fishing did seem to slow down drastically after lunch, and switching to smaller flies seemed to help a bit.

Gear

7 & 8wts rods paired with SA Grand Slam were perfect for most of the day. However, up until mid-morning, we could have benefited from a coldwater fly line.

Flies:

  • EP Mantis Shrimp Size 2
  • Veverka’s Mantis Size 2-4
  • Natural Colored Redfish Crack in size 2-4

Leaders:

  • SA 10ft 16lb Redfish leaders paired with 16lb Cortland Fluorocarbon tippet

 

Fishing is still as hot as ever on the coast! Plenty of happy fish, including some big, upper slot fish, were around! Here at Bayou City Angler, we hope you get on the water soon. If you need anything stop by BCA, and get squared away to take full advantage of this fantastic season we're having

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