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Fishing the Texas Coast

Every summer, Port O’Connor plays host to a variety of bay and offshore fishing tournaments. That’s because Port O’Connor offers an array of fish to chase: red snapper, king, ling, jack fish, sailfish, marlin, tuna, wahoo, flounder, pompano, gafftop, whiting, croaker, sheep head, drum, jack crevalle and Spanish mackerel. This stretch of texas coast, with bays, creeks, lakes and marshlands is truly a fisherman’s paradise. For more information on these tournaments or obtaining fishing guides, contact the Port O’Connor Chamber at (361) 983-2898.

Fall is the peak time for flats fishing in Texas. As the weather cools, schools of redfish gather in the bays to migrate to the Gulf of Mexico for their annual spawn. As fall wears on, big, mature redfish can be found along passes and beachfront waters of the lower Texas coast, delighting fisherman in their abundance. Fall is also a great time to fish for tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, or snook. Also, Port O’Connor locals offer guided fishing trips whether it be kayak fishing or fly fishing by airboat.

On calm days or under north or northeast winds, fly fisherman will head to the north shoreline of East Matagorda Bay where trout and redfish are schooling. The grassy shorelines offer excellent wade fishing and fly fishing opportunities.

Poco Bueno Fishing Tournament

This annual, invitational in-shore and off-shore tournament is a Texas Classic that draws sport fishermen from across the nation to Port O’Connor. The event alone has awarded POC bragging rights. This tournament often has 80 to 90 boats competing in the weekend event. The entry fee might be hefty, but so are the amazing prizes.