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Gulf Coast Fishing Reports

Week of January 21, 2015

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NORTH SABINE :  Trout are fair 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 fair at the spillway on plastics. Redfish are fair to good on the north shoreline on gold spoons and Gulps.

EAST GALVESTON BAY :  Trout are fair on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. 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.

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 fair 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 on Gulps, live shrimp and Bass Assassins 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 fair on in the channels next to the flats 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 live shrimp. Trout are fair to good for waders working rocks and mud on Corkies and Gamblers. Water temperatures are running in the low 50s.

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 fair on crabs at East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE :  Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Black drum, sheepshead and redfish are fair at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL :  Trout and redfish are fair to good in the channel on live shrimp. Redfish are fair on DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp on the flats on the incoming tide.


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