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weekly fishing reports by region
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: Trout are fair to good under the birds when the wind allows on soft plastic. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and shrimp under a cork.

SOUTH SABINE: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Freshwater runoff from the Trinity River has made for poor fishing.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good in the mud and shell on topwaters and Corkies. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Bull redfish are good on mullet and crabs. Sand trout are good off the dike at night under lights. Flounder are fair along the drops on Gulps and Chicken Boy Lures.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Bull redfish are good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. Trout are fair in Christmas Bay on shrimp over reefs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal and Lake Austin on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are good in Oyster Lake on shrimp and mullet. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Flounder are fair to good on soft plastics over muddy bottoms. The Colorado River is fresh from runoff.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and topwaters.

ROCKPORT: Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Bull redfish are good in the Shrimpboat Channel and at the jetty on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish are good on the East Flats on topwaters and Gulps.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small topwaters and spoons.  Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Redfish are good in the Land Cut on natural baits.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass holes.  Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sight-casting to the shallows. Bull redfish are good at East Cut on crabs and mullet.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Sand trout, black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and shad.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp, finger mullet and topwaters. Trout are good for drifters working the flats on DOA Shrimp.