A Second Helping – Freeport Quintana Jetties

| October 4, 2014

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Jetties at Quintana Park Texas

The first things I had to say about the jetties at Quintana Park, about an hour-and-a-half south of Houston, were certainly skewed by a point blank sighting of a school of marauding jack crevalle. That was three short weeks ago, and with that still in the front of my mind, I headed back to Quintana jetty (the south jetty) that bounds the channel at Freeport.

In order to beat the Houston traffic it was a 4:30-am departure that allowed an arrival just as the skies started to light up in the east. First one there, for about 30-seconds, and followed by two very nice and friendly Vietnamese fishermen. These are the regulars, same as I saw and talked with last time. These fishermen are a fantastic information resource, and fly fishers wouldn’t be doing their due diligence if they didn’t glean information from the regular locals.

The locals travel a bit heaver than fly fishers, and I was flying light anyway, so I was the first one out on the paved walkway (I told you this was civilized jetties fishing!) and walked straight to the end of the sidewalk where the channel marker tower is impaled on the sidewalk. Actually it was a walk-run in order to escape the swarm of young aggressive mosquitos. I later found hundreds nestled into everything in my truck, sleeping, waiting for me to get back before they lifted and attacked in cloud formation. This mosquito business is serious stuff, and without a wind (as it was again windless) the mosquitos have the distinct advantage. Yet another good reason for the wind to blow!

I had my Sage Z 10wt. ready to go in about 60 seconds. At least there were some smacks visibly working the bait on this solunar 4-Star morning, more than I saw last time on the Quintana jetties.


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Category: Adventure, Culture on the Skids, Destination Fly Fishing, Fishing Reports, Jetties Fly Fishing, Texas Gulf Coast

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