March is “classified” as a transition month along Texas’ coast. Waterfowl is still sometimes observed winging their way overhead while water temperatures will tempt anglers shuffling flats to continue to wear their waders for a few more weeks. It is also a special time on the coast to potentially catch a speckled trout of a lifetime.
Many anglers looking for a warmer water option will head south to areas like Baffin Bay. One of the best places to wade in this trophy estuary is the Tide Gauge bar.
Renowned Texas artist John Dearman has captured one of those special days when it seems like everything has come together. The sun is warming the water and the trophy trout are hungry and eager to hit slow-sinking suspending plugs thrown by two anglers trying to hook up with a big speck.
The great thing about the third month of the year is with each passing day the fishing in March only gets better. It’s a time to be on the water and pit angling skills against one of Texas premier coastal gamefish.
For more information on “Tide Gauge,” or other fine works of art by John Dearman call John Arnim at Lone Star Gallery at (361) 563-2010. — Bill L. Olson.