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Harbor Oaks Newsletter

Mid-Month October 2020

Remember to check out the Harbor Oaks Rockport website!  We are still looking for submissions for the monthly newsletter and the website!  We'd love to see some great fishing pictures and we especially need recipe submissions!

The June 2020 HOPOA Board Meeting Minutes are available on our website.

Click here to view the minutes  
The flats along the Shrimp Boat Channel in Aransas Pass
Image Credit: Persona Digital Marketing

Planting again

Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners recently authorized the re-planting of the Little Bay mitigation area with cordgrass to meet the requirements of the district’s Army Corps of Engineers permit. BEI employees re-planted the area this past week. Hurricane Hanna substantially destroyed the mitigation area, located in Little Bay, off Broadway. The original mitigation site was required when the ACND built the groin at the end of Market Street. Hurricane Harvey destroyed that site. “We had to come up with an alternative site, and it was doing quite well, until Hanna,” said ACND Harbor Master Keith Barrett. “That storm tore up the beds.” In order to remain in compliance with its permit, the ACND has to replant the mitigation area. Before Hanna, the mitigation area met the requirement of 50% survival after 60 days, but had yet to reach the higher percentage required for “coverage” across multiple years. The public is strongly encouraged to not disturb the area, which is marked by orange mesh fencing.

Story Credit: The Rockport Pilot

Fishing Report From Captain Robert Hamilton with Aransas Bay Fishing Charters

Captain Robert Hamilton has been fishing Texas coastal waters for 40 years, and has been a Coast Guard licensed guide in Rockport, TX since 1987. He primarily fishes in the Rockport area in Aransas, Carlos, Redfish, Copano, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Mesquite, and San Antonio Bay’s.  Guess what?  He's also a long-time Harbor Oaks Resident!  He will provide some fishing tips and reports for our monthly newsletter and blog! 

Early in June Robert wrote a blog about Fishing with Shad

Find out more about Capt. Robert Hamilton on his website: .

Click here to read Robert's latest Fishing Report>>>

16 of 51

There is a list of 51 things to do in Rockport-Fulton, we will feature one item right here in each email.  Not every place on the list is open, but watching the sunset certainly is! 


Rockport Country Club
Nestled between Aransas Bay and Copano Bay on the Texas Live Oak Peninsula golfers have praised the Rockport Country Club's par 71, 18-hole championship golf course since 1983. Designer Bill Coore, along with golfing legend Jimmy Demaret has created one of Texas' premier championship golf courses. Previously ranked among the Dallas Morning News Top 50 private clubs in Texas, Rockport Country Club offers you the complete golfing experience.  

Click here for more info about the Rockport Country Club Golf Course!

Live Oak Country Club
Live Oak is a private 9-hole course, named appropriately for the ancient live oak trees that line the fairways. This short layout (2,878 yards) is flat, making it perfect for the walking golfer. Nothing too fancy here- just a few water hazards and some random bunkers scattered throughout.

The design features one par 5 that plays 500 yards (No. 3), but the longest par 4 is 335 yards (No. 4 is only 277 yards), so you can afford to hit an iron off the tee and avoid the large oaks to either side.

Getting there : Exit 1069 off of I-35 and turn left. Travel about 7 miles to the course and look for the entrance on the right side of the road.


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