The Badlands in Baffin Bay
GPS Coordinates N 2718.447' W 9726.293'
 
Wadefishing Area

The Badlands is an area with a large concentration of rocks on the north side of the mouth of Baffin Bay. This area can be very hazardous to boaters. However, it is a well known hotspot for trout and redfish year-round. During the winter and early spring, The Badlands can be an excellent place to look for big trout.

The rocks around Baffin Bay are actually serpulid reefs. These reefs were formed from the calcareous tubes of serpulid worms. Formation of the reefs began about 3,000 years ago and ended about 300 years ago.

Although the reefs are no longer growing, the hard worm tubes remain resistant to attack by waves and are dangerous to boaters unaware of their locations. The tops of the reefs are commonly at or just below the water surface; water depths around the reefs are generally 2 to 3 feet.

These reefs offer protection to many different species and are a favorite spot of local fishermen.

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

Oct-01-08 Trout and redfish are good around the Badlands on live bait and soft plastics.
Aug-16-06 Trout are fair to good at the Badlands and Rocky Slough on croaker and piggy perch.
Mar-24-04 Trout are fair to good at Los Corrales and the Badlands on live shrimp under a popping cork and Corkies.
Feb-25-04 Trout are fair to good at the Badlands and Cathead Point on Corkies and red shad plastics.
Sep-10-03 Trout and redfish are fair to good on bone She Dogs and Super Spook Jr's at Rocky Slough and the Badlands.
Aug-20-03 Trout are fair to good at Rocky Slough and the Badlands on live shrimp under a popping cork and gold spoons.
May-21-03 Trout are fair to good on croakers near Penescal Point and the Badlands.
Jan-29-03 Trout are fair to good at Rocky Slough and the Badlands on Corkies, piggy perchand glow plastics.
Nov-21-01 Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting the Badlands on live shrimp and piggy perch.
Aug-15-01 Trout are fair to good at the Badlands and Rocky Slough on croakers and piggy perch.

 
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