Captain
Todd Jones

Member since August 2016

Port O'Connor, United States

Background
I think my earliest memories as a child are fishing with my grandfather down on the Texas Gulf Coast, between the two small fishing communities of Seadrift and Pt. O'Connor. I think I must have swallowed just enough saltwater over the course of those early years to keep it permanently coursing through my veins. I haven't been able to wander too far away ever since. I have spent years in the many back lakes of this area, casting to tailing or cruising red fish. It's hard to describe the feeling of adrenaline that rushes in, when you see that red fish cruising the shallows, make a cast, and watch him turn on it in a torpedo-like motion just before he grabs onto it. And then there's the distinct, solid thump of that hungry speckled trout, when she latches onto your croaker or inhales that soft plastic as you twitch it a few times, then let it drop. All of these are techniques I've learned over the years, many on my own, and others through the vast knowledge of other experienced ang
Techniques
My personal preference is to wade fish, both during the summer and winter months. An area can be fished much more thoroughly, and tactically, when wading. Depending on the area and time of year, this often produces more fish, and larger fish. Believe it or not, these fish have learned to avoid a boat if possible. That doesn't mean though, that they can't be caught from the boat. Positioned on the outside of a deeper shell reef, or in between sandbars on a shoreline often produces great results, as well as drift fishing over scattered grass in some of the protected back lakes in the area.

Hey, I'm Captain Todd Jones

Port O'Connor, United States
Background
I think my earliest memories as a child are fishing with my grandfather down on the Texas Gulf Coast, between the two small fishing communities of Seadrift and Pt. O'Connor. I think I must have swallowed just enough saltwater over the course of those early years to keep it permanently coursing through my veins. I haven't been able to wander too far away ever since. I have spent years in the many back lakes of this area, casting to tailing or cruising red fish. It's hard to describe the feeling of adrenaline that rushes in, when you see that red fish cruising the shallows, make a cast, and watch him turn on it in a torpedo-like motion just before he grabs onto it. And then there's the distinct, solid thump of that hungry speckled trout, when she latches onto your croaker or inhales that soft plastic as you twitch it a few times, then let it drop. All of these are techniques I've learned over the years, many on my own, and others through the vast knowledge of other experienced ang
Techniques
My personal preference is to wade fish, both during the summer and winter months. An area can be fished much more thoroughly, and tactically, when wading. Depending on the area and time of year, this often produces more fish, and larger fish. Believe it or not, these fish have learned to avoid a boat if possible. That doesn't mean though, that they can't be caught from the boat. Positioned on the outside of a deeper shell reef, or in between sandbars on a shoreline often produces great results, as well as drift fishing over scattered grass in some of the protected back lakes in the area.

My Charter Listings

Port O'Connor
trips from
US$ 550

Fishing Reports

Beat the Heat

August 19, 2016

With the daytime temperatures hanging in the low to mid 90's, fishing the late evening hours has been heating up as well. The bait fish are moving up to the shallower waters, and the predator trout are close behind.… Read Full Report →


Top of the Morning......

September 10, 2016

Top of the Morning..... Got the chance to take out the two young bucks, my son Kacey and his BIL Wes, for a morning of fishing. Bypassed the bait stand and opted for an artificial only trip. We stepped… Read Full Report →


Stick to the Game Plan....

September 11, 2016

Stick to the Game Plan..... Fished with my buddy Ric this morning, geared up with our favorite top waters and plastics. Our other regular fishing partner (no name needed) opted to sleep in, or some other lame excuse! Anyway.....a… Read Full Report →


Mixed Bag Morning.....

September 18, 2016

Finally had some time to load this video and make a few comments on the catch. This was filmed last Sunday morning around 7AM. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the video. The lighting was a… Read Full Report →


Red Hot Morning.....

September 24, 2016

Changed it up a little today and scouted around in the back lakes. Usually not my preference with the tide this high, but I adjusted a little. I went back into some small pockets that usually don't hold much… Read Full Report →


Fall Flat Fish Fun......

October 08, 2016

October is the prime month for the annual flounder migration, as they begin their move to deeper waters. The Pt. O'Connor area just so happens to be surrounded by the last inshore waters before they reach the gulf. This… Read Full Report →


Bronze Bruisers in the Flats

October 09, 2016

Bronze Bruisers.......w/BackBayAdventures Forgot to mention that the red fish action in the back lakes is heating up too, with the recent drop in water temperature. Good numbers and sizes coming on soft plastics and gold spoons. Here's a couple… Read Full Report →


Baffin Bay Thump....

October 15, 2016

Baffin Bay Thump...... Had fun taking these two guys out for a day of fishing in Baffin this Saturday. First time wading, and first time fishing with croaker. The weather was perfect, with the clear skies helping to find… Read Full Report →


Busy Day After A Long Night.....

November 12, 2016

Took this group out Saturday as part of a four boat bachelor party trip. We made a repeat of the day before, slow drifting a back lake throwing live shrimp under a cork. These guys were a little new… Read Full Report →


Cast, Catch, Repeat......

November 11, 2016

Had these three very entertaining guys on Friday as part of a corporate group trip for Mike's Hard Lemonade. Spent most of the day making slow drifts in the back lakes, throwing live shrimp under a popping cork. They… Read Full Report →

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