The Big Five Fish in Texas (Plus One)!

Circle W RV Ranch is near some of the best fishing areas anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, saltwater anglers love to catch these five fish in the waters off the Texas Coast:

Speckled Trout

speckled-trout-1310038-639x407The waters produce these fish for year around fishing with live bait like croakers as well as artificial lures including bass assassins, slimy slugs and the Norton Sand Eel. A good practice when fishing for the speckled trout is to use a drift or wind sock to slow boat movement.


Rockport is one the top spots to catch spring reds. Often, copious schools of redfish feed on menhaden and shrimp. The reds can be caught between 200 yards and two miles from the beachfront. Redfish prefer live or fresh cut fish and crab.


The Corpus Christi Bay and surrounding environs hold plenty of these fish. The rock jetties on the main bay body have yielded many flounders for bank-fisherman. Large incoming tides can produce the largest stringers.

King Mackerel

From summer to early fall, large kings abound off of the Texas coast. They hit anything from live shrimp to dead shad and topwater plugs. In the deep winter months, these fish migrate out to the deep water about 60 miles or more offshore.

Black Drum

This species may not look good but they make for great eating and are easy to find in the coastal waters off Texas. A good bait is the blue crab broken in half and hooked through the carapace. This is an irresistible meal to the black drum.

Catch and Release Bass (Plus One)

You can always fish at Circle W RV Ranch for catch and release bass in our pond. Some pretty large bass are waiting for you here!

Take your rig to Circle W RV Ranch, a gated RV park in Rockport, Texas, conveniently located to take in the entire South Gulf Coast including Rockport, Port Arkansas, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island. Reserve a space now at

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