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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: Anglers have had to deal with freshwater runoff from the Neches and Sabine rivers.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Croaker are good on fresh shrimp.

TRINITY BAY: Recent runoff from floods has made the made fresh.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and sand trout are fair for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sand trout and redfish are fair in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and topwaters. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair around Dollar Reef and April Fool’s Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and croakers are fair at San Luis Pass on shrimp. Black drum are good on the reefs in Bastrop Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout are good for waders on the shorelines on small topwaters and plastics. 

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

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay and around Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Trout are fair at Spalding Bight on live bait and small topwaters.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair at East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair on the edge of the spoils on Gulps, piggy perch and live shrimp. Redfish are fair in the guts along shorelines and mullet and piggy perch.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on piggy perch, topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee-deep water on small topwaters and piggy perch.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good while working deep sand and grass on soft plastics. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dolphin.

SOUTH PADRE: Tarpon and snook are good on mullet at the jetty. Trout are fair over deep sand and grass on Gulps and live shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Redfish are fair along the shorelines on mullet and piggy perch.