Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of July 20, 2016

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Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the cuts and drains leading to the marsh on shrimp and Gulps.
SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good while drifting the reefs on live shrimp and topwaters. Drifter have been working slicks and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters.
BOLIVAR Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Down South Lures. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass on live bait.
TRINITY BAY Trout are fair on deep shell on soft plastics. The bay is beginning to get saltier with the absence of runoff from Trinity River.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on purple and plum Litl’ Johns, Down South Lures and Bass Assassins. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on the Ship Channel on croakers and plastics.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout, redfish and black drum are fair to good on the reefs off the channel. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for tarpon, kingfish and ling.
TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp and croakers. Trout are good on the edge of the Ship Channel on croakers and shrimp.
FREEPORT Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout, Spanish mackerel and sand trout are good at the jetties on soft plastics and shrimp.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Redfish are fair to good while drifting deep shell.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake.
PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are fair to good at the jetty on croakers and live shrimp.
ROCKPORT Trout are good on small Super Spooks and She Pups while wading sand and grass. Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island.
PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good around Pelican Island on topwaters and live shrimp. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling, dorado and tuna.
CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp and Gulps under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good while wading reefs in Nueces Bay.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on croakers, topwaters and plum plastics. Redfish are fair to good at Yarborough on soft plastics and gold spoons.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and on live bait around East Cut. Offshore is good for ling, dorado and kingfish.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are good in South Bay on shrimp and plastics under rattling corks. Redfish and a few kingfish have been caught at the jetty.
PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are good on small Super Spooks and SkitterWalks in Cullen Bay and Laguna Vista.
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