Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of October 17, 2018

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Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under the birds when the wind allows. Redfish are good in the marsh on plastics tipped with shrimp.
SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are good for waders working slow–sinkers on the Louisiana shoreline. Trout are good on the south end of the lake under birds.
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 birds and shrimp. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. Trout are good over deep shell and shad.
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 for waders. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.
TEXAS CITY Sand trout and croakers are good from the piers on fresh shrimp. Redfish are good in the holes in Moses Lake. Flounder are fair on shrimp and mullet along the edge of the channel.
FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish and black drum are fair to good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on Bass Assassins, Down South Lures and Gamblers over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Flounder are fair on Brown Cedar Flats on jigs tipped with shrimp.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are good in the holes on the north shoreline. Trout are fair on shell on soft plastics. Flounder are fair to good on soft plastics over muddy bottoms near the Intracoastal.
PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair to good on Corkies over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout are good over reefs on live shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes and the mouths of drains with live shrimp.
ROCKPORT Trout are fair on the edge of the channel on glow DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good in the holes along the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp.
PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel. Flounder are fair on Gulps on the edge of the Intracoastal.
CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and MirrOlures. Redfish are good in the Land Cut and on the edge of the channel on shrimp and Gulps.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on DOA Shrimp under a popping cork around grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and plastics under rattling corks.
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.
PORT ISABEL Trout are good over mud bottoms along channel drop–offs on Gulps and shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the guts on the flats on Gulps and live shrimp.
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