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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. Flounder are good on shrimp, shad and Gulps at the mouths of bayous.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are good on Gulps around marsh drains.

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 for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on soft plastics and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good on the east shoreline on topwaters. Some birds have worked.

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.

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.

TEXAS CITY: Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. Redfish are good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay. Bull redfish are good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good in the middle of the bay under birds. Trout are good for drifters on Bass Assassins and Down South Lures over humps and scattered shell. Trout and flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on live shrimp at Shell Island, Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Mad Island on the incoming tide. Flounder are fair to good on the edges of the river on speck-rigs.

PORT O’CONNOR: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay on live shrimp and soft plastics.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in the channel on free-lined shrimp. 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: Trout are fair on the drop-offs while wading the channel on topwaters. Redfish are fair at Shamrock Cove and Pelican Island on topwaters and Gulps. 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 Super Spook Jrs and Gulps in Oso Bay.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass near the Land Cut. Trout are good while drifting deep rocks on plum plastics. Flounder are good in the Land Cut on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD: 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: Redfish are good in Airport Cove and on the Gas Well Flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Trout are fair to good in on the flats on topwaters and Gulps under rattling corks. Bull redfish are good at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are good over potholes and grass flats on scented baits and topwaters. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in Cullen Bay on Gulps and small topwaters.