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Gulf Coast Fishing Reports

Week of December 17, 2014

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NORTH SABINE :  Trout are fair to good under the birds when the wind allows. Redfish are fair to good around marsh drains on the outgoing tide.

SOUTH SABINE :  Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp.

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 pods of shad in 4–5 feet of water. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY :  Trout are fair to 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.

WEST GALVESTON BAY :  Trout are fair to good in the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY :  Sand trout and whiting are fair to good in the channels on shrimp. Trout are fair to good at night from the piers on glow plastics and live shrimp. Flounder are fair on the flats.

FREEPORT :  Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Bull redfish are good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in Bastrop Bay on live shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY :  Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp and soft plastics over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY :  Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair on shell on soft plastics and live shrimp. Sheepshead are good on shrimp at the jetty.

PORT O'CONNOR :  Trout and redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Redfish are good at the mouths of drains on Gulps.

ROCKPORT :  Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats and in the holes on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS :  Sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.

CORPUS CHRISTI :  Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the channel on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY :  Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Catch 2000s Redfish are good in the Land Cut on natural baits. Trout are fair on the spoil banks on Corkies and Gamblers.

PORT MANSFIELD :  Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and while wading spoil islands. Trout are fair to good on muddy shorelines and on the edge of the ICW on Corkies, MirrOlures and soft plastics.

SOUTH PADRE :  Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on shrimp. Sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL :  Redfish are fair to good on drops and in Cullen on shrimp and Gulps. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks.


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