Capt Sally with a Springtime Speck

Trophy Trout Fishing

The Baffin Bay is known for several things but most known for its reputation
as the Mecca of Trophy Trout Fishing.

Big trout, however, CAN be caught year round, and we can show you how.

But the big question we are asked all the time is…
“When is the best time to fish the Baffin Bay for a true Trophy Trout?”

Trout spawn when the water temperature reaches between the 75 to 80-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.

We are a very small business and cancellations affect our bottom line significantly. Our goal is to treat our customers the way we want to be treated. So, our lodge policy is straight-forward and easy to understand. Cancellation / Reschedule / Refund Policy: There are no refunds. We will reschedule within a year for dangerous weather (as determined by the Captains). Deposits: For all groups, a 50% deposit for the total cost of the trip is required at time of booking. Rescheduling: You may reschedule your trip two weeks out or more. Cancellations after this time will be charged the full amount of the trip. Party size may also be adjusted two weeks from the date of your trip. Within two weeks of your trip, no rescheduling will be allowed and the total cost of the trip is fixed for the original number of members in your group. You will receive a balance due invoice for your trip at this time.

Pre-spawning fish will gorge themselves in the winter, eating large mullet and even small 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 April to early May.

The hardy souls that are willing to brave the brutal conditions of a South Texas Winter can reap the rewards when fishing for the heaviest trophy Trout. A huge aggressive trout topping the 30″ mark and weighing double digits is very possible. The 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 around the year. 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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Fishing Trip Check List

  • Plan on bringing a rod and reel set up that you are comfortable and familiar with that is in good working condition. There are few things more frustrating than early morning equipment failures while your buddies are reeling in the Big Ones. I recommend spooling up with 12# monofilaments like Suffix Tritanium in bright yellow, or your favorite line. (We use braided lines for fishing with corks but generally use mono). If you do not have your own rod and reel, one can be supplied at no extra cost.
  • A current Texas fishing license with all applicable endorsements and stamps. It’s rather embarrassing to find out you don’t have what you need when our friendly game wardens do a routine check. Your friends will never let you live it down.  Click here to buy your license online!
  • A good pair of polarized sunglasses (emphasis on good). Brown, amber or vermillion work best on the flats. Seeing what’s happening out there is very important to our style of fishing. You get what you pay for.
  • A comfortable hat or cap with a dark lining under the brim.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Wading gear, if you are wading: Depending on the time of year you may need waders, wading boots, a belt to hold your stringer and a good pair of pliers and line clippers, and a good quality wading jacket. When it’s cold outside, staying dry is the key to staying warm. Don’t hit the bargain bin for your wading gear. If you don’t have any gear, we have quality gear to loan at no extra cost.
  • We provide a great lunch and snacks on the boat and drinks for the boat. Alcohol is permitted in moderation (please no bottles).
  • Your “A” game. You are going to need it.

Things You Don’t Need

  • The entire fishing tackle section from Cabela’s. We provide terminal tackle and welcome your pared-down selection of personal favorites. Boat storage space is limited and the Captain (Black) detests deck clutter. (lol…)
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