Sunday Beach Port O’Connor

Sunday Beach is certainly one of the hidden jewels of the Texas Gulf Coast.  Accessible only by boat, it offers a day of adventure and solitude seldom found in this modern world.  It is relatively close to Port O’Connor.  Although not “easy” to get to for a novice, it was a local favorite and the boats were thick on a pretty summer Sunday afternoon.

Hurricane Harvey, once again changed Sunday Beach.  Here is a photo pre-storm:

Sunday Beach
Sunday Beach 2017

Now, in 2020, Mother Nature has done her thing and the pass is slowly silting in with sand.  Even getting to the beach is harder.  Fish Pond entrance is closing down.  Amazing to see.

I recently ran in along the northern shoreline, killed the engine, and drifted back across the waters fishing.  Aground!  I had to get out and pull the boat to deep water.  Be safe amigos.

Sunday Beach
Sunday Beach late 2019

Credit to ParkerFire for this cool drone video of Sunday Beach near Port O’Connor.  Hurricane Harvey washed out popular Sunday Beach to create the new Sunday Pass!

May fishing report from Texas Middle Coast

Great day on the water, we caught fish at every stop, and not many smalls. Most of our fish were caught over thigh deep grass and shell/mud. They did however, seem to be a little picky about the color plastic today. Down South Lures pumpkinseed worked the best, while a few fish were caught on strawberry wine. The most aggressive bite we had was between 10am-12.

Texas speckled trout
This is what they are hitting!

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Chasing Redfish with Captain Nathan Beabout

If you want to really learn how to fish for speckled trout and redfish, get out of the boat and into the water.  We did just that with Captain Nathan Beabout out of Seadrift, Texas.

Most all Texas Gulf Coast fishing guides will put you onto fish.  Live shrimp (or croaker if available) over an oyster reef or grass bed is a time-proven method to put fish into the cooler.  And any time on the water landing fish is a great day.  But shrimp under a popping cork isn’t the most exciting or rewarding way to fish.  To really crank up the thrill level get out of boat and wade fish with top-waters.  Standing in waste-deep water and having a big spec or red blow up right in front of you is the way it is meant to be. Continue reading “Chasing Redfish with Captain Nathan Beabout”