Fishing Report Gulf Coast Region Texas USA

Fishing Report Gulf Coast Region By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Water Body Report
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 76 degrees (85 degrees at hot water discharge); 0.06′ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics in 8 – 10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie to 1 pound are fair on minnows in 8 – 12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow on trotlines baited with live perch.
NORTH SABINE Trout are good on the north spoil bank shorelines on black Top Dogs and Super Spooks. Flounder are good on the Louisiana shoreline on mud minnows and red shad plastics. Redfish are good on live shad in the marsh.
SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good on the Reef on red shad and black Bass Assassins, Trout Killers, Sand Eels and Stanley Wedgetails. Trout, sand trout, redfish and sheepshead are good at night from the Causeway pier on live shrimp and tandem-rigged Little Fishies.
BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good in protected areas on topwaters and Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good on cut-bait on the beachfront and at Rollover Pass.
TRINITY BAY Trout are fair to good at Spoonbill Reef on red shad and glow/chartreuse plastics. Flounder are fair to good on red shad plastics tipped with shrimp in the bayous. Redfish, sand trout and black drum are fair on live bait at the Spillway.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting open shell on red shad and glow/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Trout Killers, Sand Eels and Hogies. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline on plastics and live shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good while drifting deeper shell reefs on red shad Bass Assassins, Sand Eels, Trout Killers and Stanley Wedgetails. Trout are fair in the Ship Channel on live shrimp and croakers.
TEXAS CITY Trout and redfish are fair to good off the dike on live shrimp. Flounder are good on the shorelines on mud minnows. Trout are fair to good on the Dollar Flats and reefs on red shad and plum plastics.
FREEPORT Trout are fair to good at San Luis Pass on live shrimp. Sheepshead, gafftop and whiting are good on fresh dead shrimp. Trout and redfish are good in protected waters of Christmas Bay on live shrimp.
EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair on live shrimp, black plastics and topwaters on protected shorelines. Redfish and flounder are fair in the grass around Hog Island on gold spoons and plastics.
MATAGORDA Trout are fair along the south shoreline of West Bay from Cotton’s the Middle Grounds on topwaters, red shad and pumpkinseed/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are fair in Oyster Lake and around Shell Island on live shrimp under a popping cork.
PORT O’CONNOR Trout are good on live shrimp under a popping cork and electric blue/chartreuse and plum/chartreuse Bass Assassins and Sand Eels around the protected reefs in San Antonio Bay. Redfish are good in the back lakes on live shrimp, She Dogs and soft plastics.
ROCKPORT Trout are fair to good around Traylor Island on croakers. Redfish and a few trout are good on live shrimp in protected areas on the Estes Flats and in the California Hole. Trout are good on the reefs on Copano on live shrimp.
PORT ARANSAS Trout and redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on live shrimp and croakers. Trout and sand trout and gafftop are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Red snapper are good offshore.
CORPUS CHRISTI Sand trout and gafftop are good from the piers on shrimp, squid and cut- bait. Trout are fair to good near the Causeway on live shrimp. Trout are fair on topwaters at Shamrock Cove.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on red/white plastics and live shrimp. Trout, redfish, black drum and flounder are good in the Land Cut on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in Emmords Hole on live shrimp.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good in the Intracoastal on live shrimp and mullet. Sheepshead, flounder, black drum, whiting and croaker are good at the jetties. Trout and black drum are good in the Land Cut on live bait. Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting grass beds near the Saucer and Three Island.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are fair to good at Twin Bars on live shrimp under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good at Laguna Vista and Airport Cove on live shrimp under a popping cork.
PORT ISABEL Trout, redfish and drum are fair to good at Un-Necessary Island and Gas-Well Flats on live shrimp under a popping cork and red shad plastics. Redfish are fair to good on live shrimp and Top Dogs at Holly Beach and Airport Cove

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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