Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of January 16, 2019

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Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Fishing is fair at best with freshwater runoff. Redfish are fair on bait.
SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove on Corkies. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on live shrimp and shad.
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 Redfish are fair around the spillway. Most of the bay remains fresh from runoff.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Norton Sand Shad, Bass Assassins and Down South Lures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for waders tossing soft plastics on the incoming tide. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Black drum are good in the channel on crabs.
TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.
FREEPORT Trout are fair to good at San Luis Pass on shrimp. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Black drum are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the Intracoastal reefs on crabs and live shrimp.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.
PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on Gulps over sand and grass 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 Morris–Cummings Cut on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Trout are fair to good in St. Charles Bay on topwaters while working reefs.
PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.
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. Black drum are good on crabs in the Packery Channel.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair in the grass on Corkies and topwaters. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass at Green Island and the Saucer. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and soft plastics under corks.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Trout, black drum and redfish are fair at the jetty. Trout are good while wading over grass with Corkies.
PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp, Gulps and DOA Shrimp under a popping cork. Redfish are fair to good on gold spoons and soft plastics under rattling corks on the incoming tide.
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