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And Fall Fishing Begins

Posted on Friday, 10/28/11 11:57 am by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins

Joe Borden and David Badger fished with me on 9-29 and 9-30.The first day we fished the spoil banks out of Port O and caught some nice trout 17 to 20 inches using chicken on a chain Bass Assasins. We had only about a 1 hour feeding period that morning before they shut off. The second day we caught lots of redfish on spoons and live shrimp. We fished mainly in the back bays close to Port O along grassy shorelines. The reds are really schooled up now and you can spot large schools of them roaming the shorelines. The water temp has dropped to around 76 degrees and the fish have started to be a little more active. We are looking forward to some good fall fishing in the next 2 months here in Port O. I'm glad September is over as we are probably save for another year from a hurricane plus the fishing in September was pretty spotty as far as catching trout. It seems once the trout slow down in the surf around the end of August it is very hard for me to locate trout in Port O.

Captain Ron Elkins Professional Fishing Guide USCG #276518 Captelkins@tisd.net Port O'Connor, TX (361)983-2265 (361)649-1101 Cell Phone

Fishing Trip Winner

Posted on Saturday, 09/17/11 6:41 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins
A little note from the recipient of a Free Fishing Trip donated by Capt Ron Elkins and Fishing Tackle Unlimited: Ron, thank you for the great time on the water. Sorry it took eight months to get there but it was worth the wait. I have been telling co-workers about your ultimate “fisher-man cave”. Also thanks to the folks at FTU in Houston. Thanks again Steve Geary

Fishin' is Hot in Port O'Conner

Posted on Tuesday, 08/16/11 12:47 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins

The fishing along with the weather right now is pretty hot. The surf is still producing some good trout and oversized redfish. Also we are doing well at times in Matagorda Bay at the gas wells.

Captain Ron Elkins

Professional Fishing Guide

USCG #276518

Captelkins@tisd.net

Port O'Connor, TX

(361)983-2265

(361)649-1101 Cell Phone

The Wind!! from Port O'Conner

Posted on Friday, 08/12/11 11:06 am by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins

The wind! Seems like it will never stop. I can't remember a August like this in 21 years. The past week we have been hitting the wells early. By 9:00 am we are headed for cover.

There are a lot of bull reds in the bay now, but some days we don't find them before the wind makes it kinda uncomforfable. Trout fishing on the shorelines has been very good lately early in the morning. With the tides and big moon the last week we are catching most of our fish early. If you get into the big reds, enjoy and release. They are our future generations resource. Capt Ron

Captain Ron Elkins
Professional Fishing Guide
USCG #276518
Captelkins@tisd.net

Port O'Connor, TX

(361)983-2265
(361)649-1101 Cell Phone

Now is the time to fish Port O'Conner

Posted on Monday, 08/01/11 4:01 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins

This week is starting out great and should even get better. My party this morning was James Hanson and his friend Jessica from Victoria. We went to the surf with soft plastic baits hoping that the trout gods would be kind to us. First cast on a red and white swimming shad brought a 45 inch red fish to hand. From there it was nothing but trout in the second bar. We fished till 10:00 catching trout from 16 to 24 inches. A great day and beautiful weather rounded out the morning. Looks like we are going to get at least 2 more days of calm weather, and I have Wednesday open.

Catch enough to eat fresh and let the others live.

Captain Ron Elkins
Professional Fishing Guide
USCG #276518
Captelkins@tisd.net

Port O'Connor, TX

(361)983-2265
(361)649-1101 Cell Phone

7/28/11 Report from Port O'Conner

Posted on Thursday, 07/28/11 11:26 am by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins
Been fishing grass beds the last two weeks. Also spoil banks off Matagorda ship channel. Also good fishing around gas wells in Matagorda Bay. Most trout in 17 to 20 inches.  Check out this great shot of Triny from Colorado and her first Texas Speckled Trout!!!

Captain Ron Elkins
Professional Fishing Guide
USCG #276518
Captelkins@tisd.net

Port O'Connor, TX

(361)983-2265
(361)649-1101 Cell Phone

7/9/11 Report from Port O'Conner, TX

Posted on Saturday, 07/09/11 3:23 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins
We fished the surf most of the week having three very calm days before wind picked back up on Friday. Trout were all 20 to 23 inches. 

06/12/11 Report from Port O'Conner

Posted on Monday, 06/13/11 11:28 am by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins
The wind gave us a little break this last week and we were able to key in on some areas that have been off limits the past month. Caught good numbers of trout over shallow and deep shell in the 17 to 23 inch range. Fairly calm a couple of the days and tried to fish the surf north of big jetties, but water very dirty. Found green water south in surf and good trout till half the crew got seasick and finished the day at the wells in Matagorda Bay catching trout up to 19 inches. Most fish caught on the new Attaxx jerk baits and swimming Shad. Good luck and good fishing. Captain Ron Elkins Professional Fishing Guide USCG #276518 Captelkins@tisd.net Port O'Connor, TX (361)983-2265 (361)649-1101 Cell Phone

5/26/11 Report from Port O'Conner

Posted on Friday, 05/27/11 1:02 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins

Just got back from a week in St. John (not fishing) and really enjoyed touring the different American and British islands.  Fishing this week has been kinda hit and miss with the wind still howling here.  Caught most of our fish on shell in the South Pass area and on what little protected shell we could find in San Antonio Bay.  Yesterday fished till almost 7 P.M. to locate a small amount of fish for my clients, wind blew around 20 to 25 all day.  Today a different story, small front came through overnight and we had light northeast winds this morning.  Went to surf for a great morning of trout fishing. 

Captain Ron Elkins
Professional Fishing Guide
USCG #276518
Captelkins@tisd.net

Port O'Connor, TX

(361)983-2265
(361)649-1101 Cell Phone

May Update from Port O'Conner

Posted on Tuesday, 05/17/11 2:20 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins
Been in St. John on vacation for last 7 days. Fished several days just before we left and had some good trips catching good numbers of trout on the shell. Also trout, redfish and drum in the ICW.
Capt. Ron

4/19/11 POC

Posted on Thursday, 04/21/11 4:24 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins
The past weeks fishing has seemed to pickup coming up to the last full moon. Good number of trout are starting to show up in Matagorda Bay around the shipping lane spoils and along the shoreline of Matagorda Panizula. Sunday and Monday we did well on reda and trout using the new Attraxx soft plastics in chartruse colors on trout and the black/chartruse and rootbeer/chartruse on reds up to 26 inches. Wind has been pretty high lately and has kept us mainly stuck to the protected shorelines. Top water bite has been on and off, but worth the effort. Water temp. sunday was 71 degrees. Our trout count went down Sunday when a 5 foot bull shark took 3 nice trout and a 12 dollar stringer off on our last wade. Time for the floating ice chests. More fishing news and adventures later. 

Captain Ron

POC 4/12/11

Posted on Tuesday, 04/12/11 1:01 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins
Fished a group from New Braunsfel over the week-end and located good numbers of fish in the reefs along the Victoria barge channel, also Welder Flats.    Some trout and redfish starting to show in the ICW close to San Antonio Bay. Glass minnows are plentiful now and fish are following them up around the points and flats in Matagorda Bay and Espirto Santos Bay. Large drum are being caught at the big jetties and Salura Bayou on crab. Water temp in the bays is around 75 to77 degrees before this last little front. 

POC 4/1/11

Posted on Saturday, 04/02/11 1:22 pm by captronnie in Port O'Conner w/Captain Ron Elkins

Some of our better fishing has been in the late afternoons. Glass minnows are beginning to show up on points of shorelines lately. Catching trout and reds feeding on them with soft plastics and topwaters. Jetty guides are doing well at the rocks on redfish and sheephead with live bait and sardines. Bait camps have good supplies of shrimp.

You can reach Capt Ron Elkins at: PH: 361-983-2265 Email: captelkins@tisd.net Web: www.captronelkins.com Capt Ron is on the Pro Staff for: Fishing Tackle Unlimited Simms Costa Del Mar Sunglasses Yamaha Pathfinder MinnKota and many more...these factories put their names behind only the best!


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