Long Reef in Aransas Bay
GPS Coordinates N 2803.518' W 9657.366'
 

Long Reef is a shell reef the extends from St Joseph's Island out to the intracoastal. The edges of this reef can be good for trout in the spring and summer. The islands at the end of the reef are National Audubon Society Bird Sanctuaries, and you can be fined for disturbing the birds.

This area is good for wade fishing. Wade fishing can be very rewarding but can also can be dangerous for the inexperienced angler. Watch out for holes, drop-offs, soft bottoms, oyster shells and stingrays.

A history of fishing reports for Long Reef. Maybe you can find a seasonal pattern or a bait or technique that has worked in the past.

Jan-30-08 Trout and redfish are fair to good at California Hole and Long Reef on shrimp and mullet.
Oct-10-07 Trout are fair to good at Lap Reef and Long Reef on plum/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and live shrimp.
Sep-19-07 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef on Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and live shrimp.
Aug-08-07 Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats and Long Reef on live shrimp and mullet.
Aug-01-07 Trout are fair to good around Long Reef on croaker and piggy perch.
Jul-25-07 Trout are fair to good around Long Reef on croaker and piggy perch.
Jul-18-07 Trout are fair to good around Long Reef on croaker and piggy perch.
Jul-11-07 Trout are fair to good around Long Reef on croaker and piggy perch.
Jul-04-07 Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats and Long Reef on live shrimp and mullet.
Jun-27-07 Redfish are good on mullet and topwaters on the Estes Flats and on Long Reef.
Jun-20-07 Redfish are good on mullet and topwaters on the Estes Flats and on Long Reef.
May-16-07 Trout are good around Traylor and Mud Islands and from Allyn's Bight to Long Reef on live croakers, shrimp, topwaters and plum Norton Sand Eels, Hogies, Trout Killers and Bass Assassins.
Jan-31-07 Trout and redfish are fair to good at California Hole and Long Reef on shrimp and mullet.
Sep-20-06 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef on live shrimp.
Sep-06-06 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef and the reefs in St. Charles Bay and Copano Bay on live shrimp and croaker.
Aug-30-06 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef and the reefs in St. Charles Bay and Copano Bay on live shrimp and croaker.
Jul-26-06 Redfish are good on mullet and live shrimp on Long Reef and at Paul's Mott.
Jul-12-06 Redfish are good on mullet and live shrimp on Long Reef and at Paul's Mott.
Jun-21-06 Redfish are good on mullet and topwaters on the Estes Flats and on Long Reef.
May-17-06 Trout are good around Traylor and Mud Islands and from Allyn's Bight to Long Reef on live croakers, shrimp, topwaters and plum Norton Sand Eels, Hogies, Trout Killers and Bass Assassins.
Sep-21-05 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef on Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and live shrimp.
Jul-13-05 Trout are fair to good around Long Reef and on the reefs in Mesquite Bay on croaker and piggy perch.
Jun-22-05 Redfish are good on mullet and topwaters on the Estes Flats and on Long Reef.
Feb-09-05 Trout and redfish are fair to good at Mud Island and Long Reef on live shrimp and red shad and glow Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Red Killers.
Jan-26-05 Trout and redfish are fair to good on live shrimp and mullet in California Hole and on Long Reef.
Sep-22-04 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef on Bass Assassins and live shrimp.
Aug-25-04 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef and the reefs in St. Charles Bay , Mesquite Bay and Copano Bay on live shrimp and croaker.
Jul-14-04 Trout are fair to good around Long Reef on croaker and piggy perch.
Jun-30-04 Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats and Long Reef on live shrimp and mullet.
May-19-04 Trout and redfish are good on Long Reef on live shrimp under a popping cork and croaker.
Apr-21-04 Trout and redfish are good on Long Reef on live shrimp under a popping cork.
Apr-07-04 Trout are fair to good at Allyn's Bight and Long Reef on live shrimp.
Jan-28-04 Trout and redfish are fair to good at California Hole and Long Reef on shrimp and mullet.
Oct-15-03 Trout are fair to good at Lap Reef and Long Reef on plum/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Sand Eel Jr's and live shrimp.
Sep-24-03 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef on Bass Assassins and live shrimp.
Aug-06-03 Redfish are good on mullet and live shrimp on Long Reef and at Paul's Mott.
Jul-30-03 Redfish are good on mullet and live shrimp on Long Reef and at Paul's Mott.
Jul-16-03 Trout are fair to good around Long Reef on croaker and piggy perch.
Jul-09-03 Redfish are good on mullet and live shrimp on Long Reef and at Paul's Mott.
Jul-02-03 Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats and Long Reef on live shrimp and mullet.
Jun-18-03 Redfish are good on mullet and live shrimp on Long Reef and at Paul's Mott.
Apr-09-03 Trout are fair to good at Allyn's Bight and LongReef on topwaters.
Feb-12-03 Trout and redfish are fair to good at Mud Island and Long Reef on live shrimp and red shad and glow Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Red Killers.
Aug-28-02 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef and the reefs in St. Charles Bay and Copano Bay on live shrimp and croaker.
Jul-24-02 Redfish are good on mullet and topwaters on the Estes Flats and on Long Reef.
Jul-17-02 Trout are fair to good at Long Reef on croaker and piggy perch.
Mar-13-02 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef on glow, red, and fire tiger Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels.
Feb-20-02 Trout are fair while drifting Long Reef and wading mud and shell in San Antonio Bay on red shad and plum Trout Killers, Bass Assassins and Sand Eels.
Feb-13-02 Trout and redfish are fair to good at the California Hole , Mud Island and Long Reef on live shrimp and red shad and glow Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Red Killers.
Feb-13-02 Trout and redfish are fair to good at the California Hole , Mud Island and Long Reef on live shrimp and red shad and glow Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Red Killers.
Sep-19-01 Trout are good on Long Reef and on the reefs of Copano and San Antonio Bays on Bass Assassins and live shrimp.
Aug-29-01 Trout are good on Long Reef on live shrimp and croaker.
May-23-01 Trout are good around Traylor and Mud Island s and from Allyn's Bight to Long Reef on live croakers, shrimp, topwaters and plum Norton Sand Eels, Hogie's, Trout Killers and Bass Assassins.
Apr-18-01 Trout and redfish are good on Long Reef on live shrimp under a popping cork, plum Sand Eels, Trout Killers, Bass Assassins, Hogie's and topwater.
Apr-11-01 Trout are fair to good at Allyn's Bight and Long Reef on topwaters.
Mar-21-01 Trout are fair to good along Long and Spaulding Reef s on live shrimp.
Mar-14-01 Trout are fair to good on Long Reef on glow, red, and fire tiger Bass Assassins, Trout Killers, Sand Eels and Eel Diablos.
Jan-31-01 Trout and redfish are fair on fire tiger and limetreuse Trout Killers, Bass Assassins and Hogie's at California Hole and on Long Reef.
Jan-24-01 Trout and redfish are fair on fire tiger and limetreuse Trout Killers, Bass Assassins and Hogie's at California Hole and on Long Reef

 
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