Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of August 3, 2022

Sabine Lake
GOOD. 81 degrees. Fishing is good after the recent rain freshened the water moving bait back into the marshes. ICW from intracoastal bridge to Pleasure Island is holding good trout with redfish mixed in off the points and rock piles in 4-14 feet of water with watermelon red flake worms. Taylor’s Bayous holding redfish, trout and flounder. Keith Lake flounder are good on points and cuts with white and red bucktail jigs tipped with mullet or shrimp. Flats from Pleasure Island to East Pass is producing nice trout with live shrimp under a popping cork, or with morning glory with chartreuse tail jig in 4-14 feet of water. North and South Levy holding good sized trout with an early morning topwater bite, or soft plastic lures. Trout are good in the jetties until the sun rises and the sharks take over. Neches River to Grays Ditch holding redfish in 4-15 feet of water off points and buoys with a 1/16 ounce red shad, live shrimp under a popping cork, and free-lined live pogie. Bull redfish are good in the river in 14-25 feet of water with gold and silver spoons. Report by Captain Randy Foreman, Captain Randy’s Guide Service Sabine Lake.
Bolivar
GOOD. 82 degrees. Small sharks are in the second gut of the surf. The jetty is holding trout up against the rocks early and late on popping cork and live shrimp, croaker or free-lining live bait. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.
Trinity Bay
SLOW. 87 degrees. It is salty all the way to the back of the bay, the salinity level is higher than usual due to lack of rain. The wind has limited where anglers can fish.Those fishing in Scott and Burnett Bays are catching a mix of speckled trout and redfish on live shrimp. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.
East Galveston Bay
GOOD. 89 degrees. When winds allow good catches of speckled trout over deeper shell reefs with live croaker. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.
Galveston Bay
GOOD. 86 degrees. When the wind allows speckled trout catches are good on live shrimp. Black drum bite is steady on shrimp. either live or dead. Redfish bite is fair. protected shorelines producing scattered catches of trout. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.
West Galveston Bay
GOOD. 89 degrees. Anglers using live croakers catching nice sized speckled trout and some redfish on deeper reefs. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.
Texas City
GOOD. 87 degrees. Red snapper bite is still good out of Galveston. Fair action on kingfish, dorado, and ling. Sharks are plentiful around near shore shrimp boats. Galveston jetties producing keeper trout and slot reds. Best bite on live shrimp and croakers. Bull red catches are good. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing. The dike is holding trout early in the day or later in afternoon biting on popping cork and shrimp, or soft plastic paddle tails. The gas wells in front of Top Water are holding trout biting on free-lined croaker. Piers from Top Water to Eagle Point holding trout and redfish. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.
Freeport
GOOD. 85 degrees. The river is good for trout, redfish and flounder. Chocolate continues to be good for trout and redfish throwing croakers and live shrimp. Bastrop Bay is good for trout and redfish. Report by Captain Jake Brown, Flattie Daddy Fishing Adventures.
East Matagorda Bay
FAIR. 86 degrees. Wading or drifting depending on the direction of the wind. Flounder gigging at night is good for limits. Redfish and trout are good drifting with cut mullet, live shrimp under a popping cork, and artificial vudu shrimp under a popping cork. Report by Captain Charlie Paradoski, Captain Charlie Paradoski’s Guide Service.
West Matagorda Bay
FAIR. 86 degrees. Wading or drifting depending on the direction of the wind. Flounder gigging at night is good for limits. Redfish are slow, with good size catches, in the river as it offers an area protected from the wind. Report by Captain Charlie Paradoski, Captain Charlie Paradoski’s Guide Service.
Port O'Connor
GOOD. 90 degrees. Speckled trout are slow using live croaker on the outside of the jetties. Redfish are good on sardines inside the jetties. Whiting, drum and sharks are good in the jetties using live shrimp. Report by Captain Marty Medford, Captain Marty’s Fish of a Lifetime Guide Service.
Rockport
GREAT. 86 degrees. Redfish are good in 2-6 feet of water on live mullet and menhaden in sand pockets. Small paddle tails and gold spoons have been working well for lure fishermen. Trout are good in 2-6 feet with croaker the earlier the better. Start in knee deep water as the sun comes up, move to deeper water as the heat increases. Lure fishermen have been finding good success at night throwing topwaters. Drum are good in 2-6 feet of water on dead shrimp. Waders are finding good success on trout and redfish in the early morning on live bait and plastics. Report provided by Damian Hubbs, Mathis Bait Co.
Port Aransas
GOOD. 86 degrees. Fishing is slowing some due to the heat, but a few catches of trout and redfish coming near the jetties on live croaker, and shrimp. A few Spanish mackerels are still hanging around. Report by Captain Doug Stanford, Pirates of the Bay Fishing Charters.
Corpus Christi
SLOW. 85 degrees. Drum around the Engleside docks and rigs with live or dead shrimp. Redfish along the banks and spoils of the islands with cut ladyfish and mullet. Redfish are good shallow with cut menhaden in Aransas Bay on Traylor Island. Trout are in 4-6 feet of water. Report by Captain Doug Stanford, Pirates of the Bay Fishing Charters.
Baffin Bay
GOOD. 90 degrees. The tides are still low and the water temperature continues to increase. Trout and slot redfish are good using croaker. Start in the shallow water early in the morning then move out to deeper water mid morning. Look for bait fish schooled up, or multiple mullet jumping. The fish are still pretty healthy considering the warm water. Report provided by Gilbert Barrera, Baffin Bay Hunting and Fishing.
Port Mansfield
FAIR. 84 degrees. Fishing continues to be good despite low water and high water temperatures. Most fish are out deeper along ledges and grass lines. Some redfish are showing themselves at the jetties. Flounder are still good. Most fishing coming on KWigglers Ball Tail Shad rigged in 1/8 or 1/4 ounce jigheads. This pattern should stay in place until a shift in the weather pattern. Report by Captain Wayne Davis, Hook Down Charters.
South Padre
GOOD. 84 degrees. Dead calm drifting the edge of the intercoastal is producing limits of speckled trout by 8:30 A.M. Redfish are good on the Gaswell Flats with a slight drift to the west throwing mini spooks and a short beaked crankbait. Report by Captain Lou Austin, Austin Fishing South Padre.
Port Isabel
GOOD. 84 degrees. Dead calm drifting the edge of the intercoastal is producing limits of speckled trout by 8:30 A.M. Redfish are good on the Gaswell Flats with a slight drift to the west throwing mini spooks and a short beaked crankbait. Report by Captain Lou Austin, Austin Fishing South Padre.

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