Places in the Crossroads for fishers
Sept. 19, 2012 at 4:19 a.m.
Updated Sept. 20, 2012 at 4:20 a.m.
Living on the third coast means there is a plethora of water and opportunities to fish.
Although fish move around according to the weather, tides and time of the year, the Crossroads is filled with areas where fishermen will get lucky catching fish.
The fall is a great time to fish since tides raise the water level and push fish further toward the surface.
Here are some of the best spots to fish around the crossroads.
This location is usually good for trout, redfish and flounder year round, but the best time to go is in the late spring and early fall.
"They're doing better in the Jetties than they are in the back bay," said local guide Lynn Smith of Back Bay Guide Services.
This location had been a popular spot for local fishermen to travel, not only for supplies, but to catch fish.
The shop is right off the San Antonio Bay, near reefs like the Mosquito Point and Panzer Reefs.
"Right now all the shell reefs in San Antonio Bay are holding numerous species of fish," said local guide Danny Goyen.
Fishermen may hit the jackpot during the fall in this location off Aransas Bay.
The high tide pushes the bait in the grass closer to shore and the fish follow the bait.
Fish closer to the top of the water are easier to catch.
"A lot of the fish are moving to the shallow parts of the shell for the high tide and the rrest of the fish are moving on the edge of the grass on the shore line," Goyen said.
Long Reef is a shallow reef in East Matagorda Bay off of Cleveland Bayou. The drop-offs around the reef can be good for trout and redfish from late spring to early fall. In general, East Matagorda Bay is a hot spot for fishing all around.