Gulf Coast Fishing Reports
Week of July 1, 2015
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NORTH SABINE : Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Redfish are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Some birds have worked over trout.
SOUTH SABINE : Trout are good under birds and pods of shad and shrimp in the middle of the lake. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and around the jetty rocks on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on topwaters.
BOLIVAR : Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Croakers are good on dead shrimp in the channel and around the pass.
TRINITY BAY : Most of the upper end of the bay is fresh.
EAST GALVESTON BAY : Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good over deep shell in 8–9 feet of water on shrimp and plastics.
WEST GALVESTON BAY : Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Kingfish, ling and dorado are good offshore.
TEXAS CITY : Trout are good in the channel and on the reefs on croakers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on shrimp and mullet.
FREEPORT : Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Dorado and kingfish are good offshore.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell on live shrimp and Gulps.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout are fair for waders working plastics, live bait and topwaters over sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs.
PORT O'CONNOR : Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and plastics over sand and grass in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are good on live bait in the guts and holes on the falling tide.
ROCKPORT : Trout are fair on free–lined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good in shallow water on mullet and perch.
PORT ARANSAS : Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp and Gulps. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for dorado, ling and kingfish.
CORPUS CHRISTI : Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are good on the flats while casting to the potholes on croakers and soft plastics.
BAFFIN BAY : Trout are fair in the grass on topwaters and live bait. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish are good around the spoil islands on mullet and Gulps.
PORT MANSFIELD : Trout are good on topwaters and soft plastics under corks around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sand flats on live shrimp. Offshore is good for ling and kingfish.
SOUTH PADRE : Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Tarpon, snook, trout and Spanish mackerel are fair at the jetty on live bait.
PORT ISABEL : Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good on live shrimp and Gulps in 3–4 feet of water over sand and grass humps.