Gulf Coast Region Week of January 18, 2017

North Sabine
Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Redfish are good in the bayous.
South Sabine
Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on soft plastics.
Bolivar
Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
Trinity Bay
Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on soft plastics. Redfish are fair to good on the north shoreline on gold spoons and Gulps.
East Galveston Bay
Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on MirrOlures and Fat Boys. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.
West Galveston Bay
Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.
Texas City
Gulf trout are fair to good in the channel on shrimp. Sheepshead are good around rock groins on live shrimp.
Freeport
Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Black drum are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.
East Matagorda Bay
Trout are fair to good on Bass Assassins, Lil' Johns and Bull Minnows over deep shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.
West Matagorda Bay
Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.
Port O'connor
Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over soft mud. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.
Rockport
Trout and black drum are fair to good in the deep cuts on free–lined shrimp. Redfish are good on the flats with higher tides on gold spoons, plastics and Gulps.
Port Aransas
Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Trout are fair at the mouths of guts on the outgoing tide.
Corpus Christi
Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the channels on crabs.
Baffin Bay
Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on glow plastics. Trout are fair to good for waders working rocks and mud on Corkies. Water temperatures are in the mid 60s.
Port Mansfield
Trout are fair to good on Corkies and MirrOlures around sand, grass and mud. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.
South Padre
Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp in 3–4 feet of water. Black drum, sheepshead and redfish have been taken at the jetty.
Port Isabel
Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair in South Bay and Cullen on DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp.

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