All things related to fishing in and around Rockport, and other Texas Coastal Bend communities.

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September is coming, and you know what that means in the Coastal Bend: The fall migration of the beautiful Ruby-throated hummingbird.

And no one celebrates hummingbirds better than the Rockport-Fulton area with the Hummerbird Celebration, September 13-16 at Rockport-Fulton High School.

Coinciding with the Hummerbird Celebration is the monthly Rockport Fulton Market Days weekend, September 15-16 at the ACND Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor . Scheduled for the third weekend of each month, the intersection of Market Days with the Hummerbird Celebration is sure to turn the region into a hub of activity.

Let’s take a look at seven activities that will get us excited that weekend in September:

  1.     Hummingbirds Galore!

The 30th

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If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the Coastal Bend is the place for you. The variety of options around Rockport are nearly unlimited, with flats and bays, open water and, beyond the uninhabited barrier islands of San Jose and Matagorda, offshore fishing in the warm Gulf waters. For anglers of all types, this place is paradise.

Of course, even in paradise some neighborhoods are better than others. When it comes to finding the perfect fishing spot, remember to follow the most important lesson in real estate – it’s all about location, location, location.

Robert Crumpler, a veteran Coastal Bend fisherman, and proprietor of Texas Slam Guide Service, gives the inside scoop on 4 of the best places to lay your line in the waterways around Rockport.

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Wildlife lovers from 39 countries and all 50 states flock to the Aransas Bay area each year to see an incredible variety of spectacular wading birds, warbling migratory songbirds and furtive hummingbirds. The interfaces among the Gulf, land masses and marshes serve as a nursery for 400 species of birds, including one that can only be seen in the wild here.

There are so many reasons to recommend birding in the area, says Mark Uhr, broker at Rockport Properties, but these are some highlights:

  1. The Whooping Crane – The population of this magnificent bird dipped to just 16 in 1941, before protections were put in place. Graceful flyers with long wing spans and a brash, trumpeting call, whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and one of its most
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All Women Fishing Tournament in Rockport

Date: May 19th & 20th, 2017

Location: Fulton Harbor, Rockport Texas

It’s time for the 18th Annual Babes on the Bay Fishing Tournament at Fulton Harbor. The tournament is believed to be the largest of its kind in Texas and draws women from all across the state to compete. For more information visit

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Name: Woody's Sports Center Ladies Powder Puff Tournament

Date: June 17, 2017

Time: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Location: Port Aransas, Texas 

Attention to all ladies with fishing enthusiasm! Here is your opportunity to be a part of the Coastal Bend’s popular Powder Puff Tournament sponsored by Woody’s Sports Center.

The fishing begins Saturday June 17th @ 6:30 A.M. with multiple target fish including: Speckled Trout, Drum, Flounder, Hardhead, Redfish (20” to 28”) Spot pot (Redfish 20”- 28”) with the most spots (2 divisions). Please remember fish must be caught on a rod and reel by lady contestant. Late registration is Saturday June 17th until 6:30 A.M. at Woody's. Located at 136 W. Cotter Ave.Port Aransas, TX 78373

As always men may

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Friday, May 13th to Saturday, May 14th 2016

The annual Jim Ehman Memorial Babes on the Bay fishing tournament kicks off this weekend with promises of fun in the sun and angelic anglers vying for cash prizes and bragging rights. This popular women’s only tournament attracts more than 1,200 anglers each year to the largest, one day, unrestricted tournament in the United States. Now celebrating its 17th year, this annual Rockport event provides a fantastic festival in some of the best fishing waters along the Gulf Coast.

Babes on the Bay 2016`This year as with every year, the tournament launches on Friday night with a Team Captains meeting at the fairgrounds where food vendors, a beer tent and entertainment will be available. Visitors are encouraged to walk around and take

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It’s no secret that Rockport and the surrounding region has some fantastic fishing spots and a wide open ocean from which we can take a bounty of fresh seafood to serve on our tables at home. But what do you do when you just have that craving for the freshest of seafood and can’t be bothered to cook for yourself or you family? You take in one of the many fantastic Rockport restaurants that offer a seafood menu and dive right in! Here’s a quick glance at some of our favorite Rockport seafood restaurants.

Latitude 28° 02’

Combining a high-end seafood restaurant with an upscale art gallery, Latitude 28° 02’ offers a diners the unique opportunity to sample some of the finest seafood dishes in the area while surrounded by the works of local and regional

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saltwater fishing

Get ready to experience some of the best fishing in the state with the ideal saltwater fishing holes around Rockport, TX. There are many top fishing spots here to choose from, for your pick of redfish, flounder, trout and more. Whether it's Aransas Bay or Copano Bay there's plenty of action here including shorelines, inlets, tidal lakes, and much more.

Where to start? We've offered up a quick list of some favorite places for locals and visitors to cast a line, or hook up with a guided fishing tour. Plan a private getaway or a vacation with the family and discover the Coastal Bend of Texas!

5.) Copano Cottages

If you're seeking rustic, quiet and picturesque cozy spaces for a getaway in Copano Bay, these idyllic little cottages are worth

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Twelve seasons, one all-star game and a world series championship later, Texas native Norm Charlton resides in Rockport where he reminisces about his glory days on a fishing boat with people he doesn't even know. 

"I'm a baseball player, I'm not a businessman. I had the talent and I worked hard to be able to play baseball, but I saw no reason ever for me to wear a suit," said Charlton.

So, he started his fishing guide business Big League Adventures back in 2009.

He says his baseball experience helps him on the water.

"If we come out here and we don't catch a fish, I've got to be prepared to come catch fish the next day. I have to look back at that situation just like I look back at baseball and say, 'Okay why did I not catch fish, why did those other guys

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Fishing enthusiasts should take the regulations set by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department very seriously. Persons found guilty of violating laws involving fish and wildlife may be fined, charged for reimbursement, or lose their licenses. 

Click Read Full Post for a link to everything you need to know about fishing the saltwater in Texas. 


Saltwater Fishing Regulations- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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