Coastal Rod Bender with Capt. Russ Wheeler At Your Service!

Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass & Corpus Christi ~ Specializing in Sight Casting, Bay, Flats & Wade Fishing in the Texas Coastal Bend – Nueces & Baffin Bays.


Fishing Report


At this time we have our 1st named storm in the gulf. So far all it has brought us is higher tides and windy conditions. Fishing is still good in most areas, you’ll just have to move around till to find them and then it’s game on.  Croaker is still the bait to use at this time.  Piggies are starting to show up at the bait shops but are still a little small. If you chose to use piggies and they are small, put 2 of them on the hook and your hookup rate will increase.  For Nueces Bay, I have been targeting the reefs in the deeper water.  Look for scattered shell and mud and throw into the middle of it. Work your bait slowly and give it time to work.
While running down to the Upper Laguna, be on the lookout for bait flipping along the grass lines south of Pita and also along Emmords Hole. We’ve been doing well in these areas only making 1 or 2 moves.

Until Next Time…..Rod Tips Up and Tight Lines,

Capt. Russ Wheeler – USCG Licensed / TPWD Certified


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Rod tips up and tight lines to all,
Capt. Russ Wheeler
USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified Fishing Captain


State law requires that you have a valid fishing license with a saltwater stamp. You must have this license in order to fish; available at Walmart, HEB, many corner/convenience stores, and local tackle shops.  Click the TPWD logo below to learn more.

If you have any questions, you can call the Captain  at (361)633-1288 or E-Mail Now!



Capt. Russ is a proud member of the Coastal Bend Guides Association and participates in all CBGA non-profit children’s fishing events: