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Old 07-07-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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We're headed down there for the first time next weekend. Looking for a few fishing tips not very familiar with rockport at all non the less goose island. I know of some reef locations and that's about it. Any body familiar with the area? Tips and lures to use? Will be in kayaks so our range is about 5 miles.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:12 PM   #2
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It's bigger than you think! I'd go to Goose Island Rock Port to me is more of a boat place.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:18 PM   #3
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It's bigger than you think! I'd go to Goose Island Rock Port to me is more of a boat place.
I guess I didn't word my post well we will be staying at goose island.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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There was a recent thread about Goose Island and some guys were giving some good advice

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Old 07-07-2017, 09:00 PM   #5
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I used to live in goose island. Keep in mind I suck at saltwater fishing but if you drive the road past the free public ramp and past those cottages (I think it's called big tree cabins now) and to the last 90 degree turn near the water we would wade fish right there. Never any monsters but was always good for 4 or 5 keepers. My brother had a boat and would go further back in st Charles and fish the oyster reefs/beds.. whatever there called. And did pretty good. Sorry wish I was more help.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:06 PM   #6
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I used to live in goose island. Keep in mind I suck at saltwater fishing but if you drive the road past the free public ramp and past those cottages (I think it's called big tree cabins now) and to the last 90 degree turn near the water we would wade fish right there. Never any monsters but was always good for 4 or 5 keepers. My brother had a boat and would go further back in st Charles and fish the oyster reefs/beds.. whatever there called. And did pretty good. Sorry wish I was more help.
Thanks for the help I appreciate it.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:44 PM   #7
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Whatever you do try to get a campsite on the island ! If you stay in the woods you better bring plenty of Off. We use to stay there a lot and always on the island. Once we stayed in the woods and like to have gotten hauled away by the skeeters.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:56 PM   #8
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Whatever you do try to get a campsite on the island ! If you stay in the woods you better bring plenty of Off. We use to stay there a lot and always on the island. Once we stayed in the woods and like to have gotten hauled away by the skeeters.
All they had available was the wooded area I'm not to happy about that but we have plenty of off and thermocels.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:11 PM   #9
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Well that didnt work let me try again
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:17 PM   #10
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:20 PM   #11
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Another spot i dont think was mentioned is behind the rockport airport. There is a little park off of Loop 1781 you can launch at.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:01 AM   #12
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Sounds like a fun trip. In for the info and an after action report next week
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:17 AM   #13
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If you've never had the experience go catch a big black drum off a pier, heck of an experience for an old west Texas perch catcher like myself. Other than that the guys at Tackle Town are pretty helpful, either that or they felt sorry for a lost west Texas redneck perch catcher.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:03 AM   #14
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Sounds like a fun trip. In for the info and an after action report next week
Will do I'm sure we will find something slimey! Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:28 PM   #15
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Will do I'm sure we will find something slimey! Thanks for the input guys.

Bump for an update... How was the fishing?
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