Tide Report-Rollover Pass

Rollover Pass Report, May 11 thru May 17, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Post storm conditions along with tide flushes put fishing back on line for anglers looking for specks and flounder. The speckled trout action warmed up on both sides of the bridge and in the surf for three to five pound fish coming in, topped with 27 to 28 inch mega-trout. The flounder pounders are once again picking up flatfish with a ratio of

Rollover Pass Report, May 4 thru May 10, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
As of this writing, strong south winds are buffeting with near gale-force winds. FOLKS, this the longest time I’ve ever seen Rollover Pass in a fishless funk. Oh, I’ve seen the cut go from good to bad back to good in only a few days, but NEVER a week long siege of nothingness. The bait is here, finger mullet, live shrimp, shad, and crabs, but the fish

Rollover Pass Report, Apr-27 thru May-3, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Although this past week plagued Rollover with freshwater runoffs on outgoing tides, the fishing action still provided some quality catches. Several nice slot reds were caught from the best Spring run I’ve seen in years, and several gator-trout from 25 to 28 were caught by anglers. The spring flounder run seemed to slack off a bit but are still

Rollover Pass Report, Apr-20 thru Apr-26, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Despite severe weekend storm conditions, fishing at the Pass was exceptional for trout, reds, and flounder. Anglers who dodged the storms and stayed put experienced good trout action, fantastic redfish, and great spring flounder runs. This coming week should see the same. (Special Note: Check Miss Nancy’s Bait Camp on Facebook

Rollover Pass Report, Apr-13 thru Apr-19, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
From Monday week through Thursday, the specks, reds, flounder, and most every other species of fish kept the anglers busy catching what they were after; but by Friday the monsoons reappeared with another spell of drenching storms leaving Rollover flushed with freshwater. As soon as incoming gulf tides re-salt bay waters, the fish should

Rollover Pass Report, April 6 thru April 12, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
What a difference a day makes- last week fair to middlin catches- and this week all heck broke loose. One Day Zero’s and one day Hero’s is what I say. This past week’s fishing action is nothing short of being downright awesome, especially for trout and reds, with many 24 to 27 inch trout and reds being caught and released, or boxed

Rollover Pass Report, Mar-30 to Apr-5, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Sporadic Fishing Action shows that when the fish want to bite they will bite; and when the fish don’t want to bite, WELL they just don’t (but then you have the hard-heads!!). This past week gave credence to the Rollover Pass epitaph of “When the Pass is good, IT’S GOOD; and when the Pass is bad, IT’S BAD”. I guess Spring vacation includes

Rollover Pass Report, Mar-23 thru Mar-29, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Rollover Pass anglers enjoyed the changes in weather and fishing over the weekend with the trout, redfish, drum, flounder, and whiting making their Spring runs. Continued improvements will all but guarantee great fishing for the upcoming Easter Holidays. So plan on making your Holiday trek to Rollover Pass to enjoy some quality fishing time

Rollover Pass Report, Mar-16 to Mar-22, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Things were heating up with the specks, reds, drum, and flounder coming out of their slump, then the monsoon hit flooding Rollover with 4 to 5 inches of rain. April showers in March, probably get the March winds in April and winters snow in May. BUT, things are ONCE AGAIN looking up for Rollover’s fishery. All we have to do is WAIT for

Rollover Pass Report, Mar 9 to Mar 15, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
These past two weeks of back to back arctic fronts with icy winds and chilled rains dropped our 70 degree waters down to 48 degrees, muting the redfish, trout, whiting, drum, and flounder bite to nil; but hopefully this week’s predictions of warmer weather will revive the fish bite back to its normal fare. We can only hope and wait folks, for August will

Rollover Pass Report, Feb-23 thru Mar-1, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly visited Rollover Pass these past two weeks with the Good times providing some excellent trout action with several 25-plus inch specks caught and released along with reds, flounder, and drum. The Bad times provided a few good catches but you had to work hard and long to get them. And the Ugly blew in

Rollover Pass Report, February 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Hit or Miss on the speck bite. After tiresome casting and switching baits and colors until they decide to start feeding…then it’s “Katie Bar The Door” for big and small trout with anglers asking “WHAT COLOR? CURLY OR PADDLE TAIL? SOFT OR HARD BAIT? SLOW OR FAST RETRIEVE? and so forth until they suddenly shut down! The flounder

Rollover Pass Fishing Report


Ed is on vacation and will not continue regular updates until sometime in February. He is heading to South Texas for some wildlife photography and fishing activity around Choke Canyon and Mustang Island. He wishes everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Rollover Pass Report, Dec 8 – Dec 14, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
This year’s flounder run had its ups and downs with most flounder moving through the cut in sporadic spurts due to warming and chilling trends. The larger females in the saddle blanket category should be migrating well into late December and early January. We’ve survived the 2 per day limits of the last six weeks; as of Monday (Dec-15) the limits are

Rollover Pass Report, Dec 1 – Dec 7, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The flounder are still actively moving through the pass on their way to the Gulf, but very few of these are the saddle blankets from 25 inches up. We expect these larger females will start passing through during mid-December, which will be after the 2 per day limits revert back to the five flounder per day bag limits. The reds and drum are still very active

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Nov 24 – Nov 30, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
This past week of Thanksgiving provided excellent weather and fishing for visitors and anglers alike. Surf, pass, and bay waders had fun catching their favorite species. Flounder, drum, redfish, croaker, whiting, sheepshead, and trout were all on the menu’s of success. Even those who chose just to relax under the warmth of the Autumn sun to read a

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Nov 17 – Nov 23, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Despite icy weather creeping in to stun the flounder, the flatfish quickly recovered to continue their Fall spawning run. Flounder were caught from 14 inch to a 25 inch saddle blanket weighing 6.5 lbs. Nice slot and bull redfish also made a good showing with anglers boxing several to 44inches. The main flounder run has been active from 8 am through

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Nov 10 – Nov 16, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The flounder run is definitely on BUT chilly arctic winds blowing in last week STUNNED the flat-fish, making them bury deep when the water temp dropped 10 degrees. But weekend tides coming from warmer bay waters helped recover the flounder for another run. Bull-Reds and Bull-Drum were active and speckled trout are popping pods of

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Nov 3 – Nov 9, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Despite variable weather conditions going from heat to rain and chill then back to heat again, the fishing at Rollover has been steady. The flounder run is top priority for most anglers but speckled trout and redfish are still providing action for those who seek both. Night-shift and day-shift anglers are reaping their rewards; same for bay waders

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Cooling waters insure hotter fishing action at Rollover Pass for flounder, reds, and speckled trout as pods of shrimp pass thru to the Gulf. BUT anglers beware as the 2 flounder per day conservation phase kicked in on Saturday (Nov-1). This conservation phase for flounder will be November l through December 15 before reverting back to the

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Oct 20 – Oct 26, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The extended Indian summer weather was a definite plus factor for anglers visiting Rollover Pass for the Annual Fall Flounder run. Many flounder are being caught but only a few keepers are being boxed. This next cool down at the end of the week should get the larger females running- BUT- Dredging in November when the flounder limit drops from

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Oct 13 – Oct 19, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Beautiful Texas Fall like weather has finally embraced Rollover Pass, and along with it hoards of anglers looking for the fun of catching fish. Golden croaker, redfish, and flounder are providing items of fun along with whiting, speckled trout, and drum. Predicted cool fronts will further guarantee the promise of “Fish Pass” as finicky critters make their

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Oct 6 – Oct 12, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
With summer-like conditions returning last week and with it summer-like fishing patterns, night-time again became the right time for anglers fishing under lights. This week’s cool down from the cold front should revitalize day time fishing action. Mostly the smaller male flounder were actively moving through the pass on their way to Gulf

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Sept 29 – Oct 5, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The adversity of weather this past week regulated the ups and downs of the fishing meter. But the cool front this weekend made it all come together with several species such as redfish, flounder, drum, speckled trout, and golden croaker making strong runs. Especially the golden croaker run that put hand sized to man sized critters in angler

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Sept 22 – Sept 28, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
We had a celebrity here at the pass this weekend as Actress Susie Stillwell of Los Angeles, Star of the Star Trek series as Klingon Princes Horokd-Rah. Miss Stillwell was here spending time with her Houston family fishing at Rollover Pass. Redfish in the surf and cut have been the key for some great fishing action. Golden croaker are now coming

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Sept 15 – Sept 21, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The redfish run is still producing rats, slots, and bulls for both day and night anglers. Recent rain runoffs have not hit the pass as of this writing, so can’t predict the outcome. Specks are mainly a night shift activity but surf waders are finding a few up and down the surf as well as in the cut around the bridge. Golden croaker are beginning to show up in

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Sept 8 – Sept 14, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The Redfish run is on folks providing both day and night action. This spot-tail fishing action should last 2 to 3 weeks. Flounder action is hit or miss right now with 1 out of 5 being a keeper. Specs are still around but smaller averages with some 20-plus inchers near the bridge and in the surf. Shark action is heating up with plenty of stringer snipers

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