Gulf Coast Fishing Reports
Week of August 26, 2015
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NORTH SABINE : Trout are fair in the river on live shad. Redfish are good in the cuts and drains leading to the marsh on shrimp and jigs tipped with shrimp.
SOUTH SABINE : Trout are fair to good while drifting the reefs on live shrimp and soft plastics. Trout, sheepshead and redfish are fair to good at the jetty and nearshore rigs on live shrimp and shad.
BOLIVAR : Trout are fair on the south shoreline on small topwaters and soft plastics. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are good in the surf.
TRINITY BAY : Trout are good for drifters working wells and shell pads on shrimp and mullet. Redfish and flounder are good on live bait around the marsh and at the spillway.
EAST GALVESTON BAY : Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and live bait. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY : Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair in Christmas Bay on live shrimp over reefs. Offshore is good for tarpon, kingfish and ling.
TEXAS CITY : Trout are fair on the reefs on live shrimp and croakers. Trout are good along the edge of the Ship Channel on croakers and shrimp. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on shrimp and mullet.
FREEPORT : Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Bastrop Bay. Trout, Spanish mackerel and sand trout are good at the jetties on soft plastics and shrimp. Trout are good in the surf.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout are good in the surf. 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.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout are good in the surf. Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake.
PORT O'CONNOR : Trout are good in the surf. Trout and redfish are fair on live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on live bait.
ROCKPORT : Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free–lined shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet and shrimp around Dagger Island and in South Bay.
PORT ARANSAS : Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are fair around Shamrock Cove on topwaters, piggies and croakers.
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.
BAFFIN BAY : Trout are fair to good on live shrimp around rocks and grass near the Land Cut. Trout are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on croakers, topwaters and plum plastics.
PORT MANSFIELD : Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and plastics under popping corks. Offshore is good for kingfish and tuna.
SOUTH PADRE : Trout are fair in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats on shrimp and plastics under rattling corks. Tarpon and trout have been are fair to good at the jetty.
PORT ISABEL : Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp under a popping cork. Snook are good early in the morning in the Brownsville Ship Channel on live shrimp.