Baffin Bay is known for several things but most know it for it’s reputation as the Mecca of trophy trout fishing. Big trout can be caught year round and we can help prove that. But the big question we are asked all the time is “When is the best time to fish Baffin Bay for a true trophy trout?”
Trout spawn when the water temperature reaches the 71 degree mark which usually happens sometime in April. The “sweet spot” as far as water temps are concerned for optimum spawning activity is 82-85 degrees so you can see that spawning activity can happen all summer long. There are two peak times, early Spring and in the Fall. Both are tied to optimal water temps.
These peak periods are good for catching big trout but most of the time they will not be at their peak weight and condition. Pre-spawning fish will gorge themselves in the winter, eating large mullet and even sm
all trout in their attempt to prepare for the long spawning months. Many of Baffin’s biggest and best trout are caught during this time which usually stretches from late December through March.
The hardy souls that are willing to brave the brutal conditions of a South Texas Winter can reap the rewards. Huge aggressive trout topping the 30″ mark and weighing double digits are possible. Baffin Bay is the place to pursue these beasts. Many of our clients here at Baffin Bay Rod and Gun have landed their personal best catches.
But big trout don’t just bite in the Winter. Many notable catches happen year round. As the weather warms and conditions stabilize, the fish become more aggressive and topwater bites are plentiful. There is something for everyone at BBR&G. We are full time, year round fishing guides and we have the knowledge and experience to help you land that fish of a lifetime.
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