Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of May 23, 2018

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Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on Gulps and shrimp.
SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Sheepshead are good on live shrimp tight to the rocks.
BOLIVAR Trout are good on the deep reefs on Gamblers, Down South Lures and Bass Assassins. Trout, croaker, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Lil’ Johns. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum Down South Lures and Lil’ Johns. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout and redfish are fair to good on live bait over reefs and under birds. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.
TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on April Fool’s Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on mullet and crabs.
FREEPORT Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Sand trout, black drum and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Cobia and red snapper are good offshore in state waters.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on shrimp and mullet.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake. Redfish are good on gold spoons in the back lakes.
PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with 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. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats.
PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good on the flats with higher tides. Red snapper season open June 1.
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 surf when the wind allows.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are good at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the flats on gold spoons and Gulps.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes with Gulps under a popping cork. Offshore is good for kingfish, red snapper and dolphin in state waters.
SOUTH PADRE Trout and redfish are good in South Bay and while drifting flats with live shrimp and Gulps. Jack crevalle, redfish and trout are good at the jetty on live bait. Snook are fair to good while wading mud in South Bay.
PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and in Airport Cove. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista on topwaters and live shrimp.
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