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COASTAL REPORTS

Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

COASTAL
NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good in the marsh on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters.  Trout are good while drifting scattered shell on plastics. Trout are good in the surf.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, sand trout and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, redfish and croaker are good at the spillway on live bait. Redfish have been schooling on the surface around midday when the wind allows.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are good on live bait around the Ship Channel.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay. Trout, redfish and croakers on shrimp at the jetty.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters and waders on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs.  Redfish are good in the middle of the bay on live shrimp near slicks.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters.  Redfish are good in the back reaches of the bay on mud and shell on live shrimp. Trout are good in the surf on topwaters and croakers.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide. Offshore is good for ling kingfish.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the guts with lower tides.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair to good on topwaters on sand and grass near the Packery Channel.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and MirrOlures. Trout are good on croakers for wader working sand and grass.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while wading over sand on small topwaters. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp while drifting the grass beds. Spanish mackerel and trout are good at the jetty. Tarpon are good around the pass and at the jetty early in the morning and late in the evening.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in along the drops on small topwaters and live shrimp. Black drum and sheepshead are fair to good in South Bay on live bait.