Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of September 20, 2019

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Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Trout are slowing just a bit and the weather hasn’t been favorable. Redfish are good on topwaters in shallow to medium depth.
SOUTH SABINE Redfish are good at the jetty on crabs. Sheepshead and black drum are good on live shrimp. Trout are fair by following birds with soft plastics.
BOLIVAR Trout are fair off the shoreline with soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good with most all live bait.
TRINITY BAY Trout has slowed but are still good drift fishing the open bay. Redfish are good with shrimp. Flounder, sand trout and gulf trout continue to be fair.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good on pods of shad and mullet. Redfish are good on crabs and mullet.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good on topwaters. Bull redfish and Black drum are good on shrimp and crabs.
TEXAS CITY Trout are good in the channel on shrimp. Redfish are fair on live shrimp crab and mullet.
FREEPORT Trout on reefs are good on live shrimp. Bull redfish are good on Live shrimp and cut bait.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on live shrimp in shallow water along with topwaters. Redfish are good on live shrimp.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are good on live shrimp. Trout are fair on soft plastics.
PORT O'CONNOR Trout are fair on topwaters in 3–8 feet, and shrimp when in the right locations. Bull redfish are good on live shrimp and cut bait.
ROCKPORT Redfish are fair on the shallow blackwater areas. Trout are good and usually better along grass beds on shorelines.
PORT ARANSAS Redfish have picked up a bit on crabs and finger mullet. Trout are fair on topwaters and gulp bait.
CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are fair in the shallows with all live bait. Trout are good on shallow sand bars on spoil banks and rock bars early, then move to deeper parts of these structures. Topwater lures work well when the fish are shallow, but soft plastics produce the best overall experience.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters in shallow mud. Redfish are good on natural baits.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are hitting topwater early, and jig heads. Willow Tails and Ball Tails in Mansfield margarita, red/white, and turtle grass draw lots of thumps mullet and crabs.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are good every time out with topwater. The mangrove snapper are consistent.
PORT ISABEL Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet. Redfish have been bigger than normal on crabs.
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