Doldrums, but maybe a wall hanger

Upper Coast ForeCast / February-March 2015

As we move from the doldrums of winter and head into spring, fishing in the Upper Coast will start to explode with action. Watch for those occasional warming days, as fish will be feeding more often, giving us a better chance to catch more and better numbers.


In early February and moving to mid-month, the back of Trinity Bay wade fishing with Corky’s and Mirrolures can be extremely productive. Work the shell in Jack’s pocket with the current moving either way, but remember that as the fronts come through, they will push the water out some of the prime areas, making them too shallow to fish, so watch the tides.


If you didn’t catch the fish of a lifetime to go on the wall in December or January, you still have three months when the fish are still fat and not heading into the light weights caused by spawning.


February moving into March, one of my favorite spots is San Luis Pass, but ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET WHEN WADING ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE PASS.


In the back bays, clear shallow flats with guts running every which way are a great place this time of year to catch a wall hanger.


And, whether you challenge a light surf in waders and life jacket, wade a shallow stretch of a bay or drift-fish the deeper waters, remember that courtesy on the water is catching. Know the weather before you go, and go comfortable. Tight Lines, and I hope everyone catches their fish of a lifetime.

Capt. Ralph Frazier / 281-337-0321 Written for The Coastal Conservation Association of Texas Newsletter – Fishing Forecast