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Flores Bayou

Brazoria County, Texas.

Flores Bayou midpoint in Angleton, Texas.

Flores Bayou ends in Danbury, Texas.

3 feet (1 meters)

12.49 miles long (20.10 kilometers)

About The Flores Bayou

About Flores Bayou, TX

Flores Bayou is a 12-mile freshwater stream in central Brazoria County in Texas with an elevation of 3 feet. It is located northwest of Galveston Bay. The bayou runs southeast, passing along Danbury’s western edge and crossing the Missouri Pacific tracks until it reaches its mouth on Austin Bayou, east of Angleton. Water bodies found in the middle of the bayou include the Bieri Lakes and Brown Lake. 

Flores Bayou is near Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and other parks and wildlife including Crocodile Encounter, Camp Mohawk County Park, and Lute’s Marine Services. Many recreational and fun activities can be done around Flores Bayou. Parks around the area are recommendable for family trips, unwinding with friends, or even a solo getaway. Apart from fishing, kayaking, boating, bicycling, and picnicking along the banks are common activities in the bayou. Swimming is one of the locals' favorite activities during summer. Many beaches are located on the south side of the bayou, north of the Gulf of Mexico, including San Luis Beach and Sea Isle Beach. 

Flores Bayou Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Flores Bayou, TX

Flores Bayou travels across relatively flat terrain. It has several local shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams. This clay and loam combination supports water-tolerant hardwoods, grasses, shrubs, and conifers. Some of the most notable fish species found in Flores Bayou are largemouth bass, redfish, snook, brown trout, rainbow trout, red snapper, and channel catfish. The Flores Bayou provides plant food to some nursery fish.  Bluegill can also occasionally be caught in the bayou, although they are also prey to other grown fish species. Worms, snails, and insects are among bluegill’s typical food and can also be used to lure them when fishing.

Fly fishing is the most commonly used when angling in Flores Bayou. Any angler with a fishing license can set their camps and fish along the stream. When baitcasting, medium and light rods are recommendable, and lures such as peeled shrimps, crayfish, crickets, and mullets work best. When jigging during sundown, fish mostly bite glow in the dark fishing jigs or live mullets and minnows. Liver also works for bass as bait. Lute’s Marine Services is among some other fishing spots near Flores Bayou and where anglers can also buy necessary camping gear.

Flores Bayou Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Afternoon is the best time to fish in Flores Bayou during the day. During sundown, 3 o’clock in the morning is when fish are most active in the bayou. The bayou’s coldest month is January, averaging 43.7 degrees Fahrenheit and the hottest is in August, averaging 91.9 degrees Fahrenheit. It helps to be prepared with some hats for the hot summer sun. Anglers are also advised to bring enough hydrants and pack some insect repellent when fishing.

Wind speed in the bayou is at optimal range, suitable for hiding fishing lines when angling as water ripples help cover it up. It is proportionately easier to nab some bass, redfish, and trout during a full moon, as tides are high and these fish are trying to come to the surface to look for food.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Afternoon is the best time to fish in Flores Bayou during the day. During sundown, 3 o’clock in the morning is when fish are most active in the bayou. The bayou’s coldest month is January, averaging 43.7 degrees Fahrenheit and the hottest is in August, averaging 91.9 degrees Fahrenheit. It helps to be prepared with some hats for the hot summer sun. Anglers are also advised to bring enough hydrants and pack some insect repellent when fishing.

Wind speed in the bayou is at optimal range, suitable for hiding fishing lines when angling as water ripples help cover it up. It is proportionately easier to nab some bass, redfish, and trout during a full moon, as tides are high and these fish are trying to come to the surface to look for food.

Flores Bayou Fish Species

All About Fishing in Flores Bayou, TX

Flores Bayou travels across relatively flat terrain. It has several local shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams. This clay and loam combination supports water-tolerant hardwoods, grasses, shrubs, and conifers. Some of the most notable fish species found in Flores Bayou are largemouth bass, redfish, snook, brown trout, rainbow trout, red snapper, and channel catfish. The Flores Bayou provides plant food to some nursery fish.  Bluegill can also occasionally be caught in the bayou, although they are also prey to other grown fish species. Worms, snails, and insects are among bluegill’s typical food and can also be used to lure them when fishing.

Fly fishing is the most commonly used when angling in Flores Bayou. Any angler with a fishing license can set their camps and fish along the stream. When baitcasting, medium and light rods are recommendable, and lures such as peeled shrimps, crayfish, crickets, and mullets work best. When jigging during sundown, fish mostly bite glow in the dark fishing jigs or live mullets and minnows. Liver also works for bass as bait. Lute’s Marine Services is among some other fishing spots near Flores Bayou and where anglers can also buy necessary camping gear.

Redfish

Habitat: Onshore, Flats, Backcountry, Nearshore

Weight: 10 - 45 Pounds

Length: 30" - 61"

Brown Trout

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 2 - 40 Pounds

Length: 13" - 39"

Bluegill

Habitat: Lake, Pond, River

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 6" - 16"

Largemouth Bass

Habitat: Lake, Pond, Rivers

Weight: 2 - 22 Pounds

Length: 15" - 32"