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Gulf Coast Fishing Reports

Week of May 27, 2015

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NORTH SABINE :  Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Trout are good while working deep shell on plastics.

SOUTH SABINE :  Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Redfish and Spanish mackerel are good on live shrimp tight to the rocks.

BOLIVAR :  Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Corkies and Tidal Surges. Sand trout are fair to good on shrimp in the Intracoastal.

TRINITY BAY :  Trout are fair over shell and on well pads on soft plastics. Freshwater has inundated the bay.

EAST GALVESTON BAY :  Trout are fair for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum Bass Assassins, Gulps and Down South Lures. Trout are fair to good in the channel on croakers.

WEST GALVESTON BAY :  Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes.

TEXAS CITY :  Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

FREEPORT :  Trout, redfish and Spanish mackerel are fair to good on shrimp at the jetties. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY :  Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over mid–bay reefs. Redfish are fair in Lake Austin on live shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY :  Trout are fair to good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake. Black drum are good on the reefs on live shrimp.

ROCKPORT :  Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Trout are good around the islands on croakers.

PORT ARANSAS :  Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair on Gulps under a cork around Shamrock Island.

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. Trout are good in the sand holes and grass on croakers.

BAFFIN BAY :  Trout are good on topwaters worked over shallow rocks. Trout are good on for waders working plastics and croakers over sand and grass. Redfish are good in knee–deep water on small topwaters.

PORT MANSFIELD :  Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while wading shallow flats on small topwaters and Gulps.

SOUTH PADRE :  Redfish are fair to good around Gas Well Flats and South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Trout are good on plastics and topwaters while wading spoils and grass flats.

PORT ISABEL :  Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Trout are good along the edges and flats in Laguna Vista and Airport Cove on Gulps, DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.


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