All of the fishing at Redfish Lodge is done in the bay systems surrounding Rockport in six inches to six feet of water. Our guides have extensive knowledge of the waters and fish out of 21 to 24 foot shallow-draft boats designed for this area. Two or three fishermen and one guide will be assigned to each boat, unless alternate plans are made in advance.
The main quarry are the redfish and speckled trout. Flounder and drum can also be found certain times of year. Some of these fish can exceed 12 pounds and are excellent gamefish and table fare.
The tackle consists of seven foot light-action rods and reels equipped with 8-12# line. Although most fishing is done from the boat, wadefishing the flats is also very popular and rewarding. Between October and April the water is cold enough that we recommend the use of waders.
During the right times of year and in the right weather conditions, stalking and sightcasting to feeding fish can make for a great day. Bait and lure fishing are both effective techniques for catching the local fish. Live and dead shrimp, mullet, mud minnows, and croakers all pay off at certain times of the year. Useful artificials include topwaters, soft plastic shrimptails, and gold and silver spoons.
Redfish Lodge has 6 boats that accommodate 3 anglers comfortably for a total of 18, the capacity of the lodge. Extra boats and guides are available if you wish to only fish two to a boat but there will be an additional charge.