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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 good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs.

BOLIVAR: Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics. Bull redfish are good on the beachfront.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good in 5-7 feet of water on soft plastics. Trout and sand trout are good under birds on soft plastics.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp. Trout and redfish are good under the birds.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Bull redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good under the birds.

TEXAS CITY: Bull redfish are good in the channel on shrimp and crabs. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good on reefs on shrimp and DOA Shrimp under corks. Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay. Bull redfish are good on the beach.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout and redfish are fair under the birds on soft plastics. Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics along the edges of reefs.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp at Shell Island, Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Mad Island. Trout are fair under birds.

PORT O’CONNOR: Black drum are good on the shell near the Victoria Barge Canal. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay on live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in St. Charles Bay on soft plastics and topwaters while working reefs. Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel and around Mud Island on shrimp and crabs.

PORT ARANSAS: Offshore is good for tuna. Redfish are fair at Shamrock on topwaters and plum soft plastics. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies. Redfish are good in the holes on natural baits.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Trout are good while drifting deep rocks on plum plastics. Redfish are fair to good on gold spoons around spoil islands.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal in 3-5 feet of water. Redfish are good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork.  Trout and redfish are fair to good on the spoils on small topwaters and gold spoons.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good while drifting grass on plastics and live shrimp. Redfish are good in Airport Cove and on the Gas Well Flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are good at Laguna Vista and Holly Beach on Gulps and live shrimp. Snook and mangrove snapper are good in the Brownsville Ship Channel on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.