Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of June 29, 2022

Sabine Lake
GOOD. 85 degrees. Trout are good in 10-25 feet of water on ICW points, drops and inlets using live shrimp under a popping cork, and five inch soft plastics with a ⅛ ounce jighead, and swimbaits and crankbaits over rock piles. Jetties have a good early morning topwater bite switching to swimbaits and plastics mid-morning. Limits of speckled trout and redfish in the surf. Sabine Pass Channel is good for trout with redfish mixed in off points in 5-15 feet of water with red shad or morning glory chartreuse tail artificials. Sabine Lake is holding trout from Blue Buck Point to mid lake with a good bite making long drifts in 4-5 feet of water with ⅛ ounce glo chartreuse plastics. Watch for jumping shrimp to lead the way. North and South Levy Walls are good for trout using live shrimp under a popping cork, crankbaits and plastics. North end holding limits of trout keying on mullet and shrimp over mudflats and clam shell bottoms using plastics. Neches River is good for trout using silver and gold spoons in 8-15 feet of water. The ship turnarounds and cuts leading into the Bessie Height marsh are good for limits of redfish with mullet or shrimp Carolina rigged. Report by Captain Randy Foreman, Captain Randy’s Guide Service Sabine Lake.
Bolivar
GOOD. 82 degrees. Small sharks, trout, and the occasional bull redfish are at the Jetties. Redfish are on the grass lines by goat island. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.
Trinity Bay
GOOD. 88 degrees. HL&P Spillway holding a few speckled trout, but mainly redfish. When water conditions allow, the gas wells in the open bay holding speckled trout. Shell reefs along the ship channel near marker 72 is good for speckled trout using a variety of soft plastic lures and live natural baits. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.
East Galveston Bay
GOOD. 89 degrees. Speckled trout are good over open bay reefs. Increased west winds slowed the bite some. Some trout and redfish are being caught in the deeper marsh pockets of the bay. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing. Hanna’s Reef is holding trout under the slicks and the working bait using artificials. Pepper Grove is holding trout. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.
Galveston Bay
GOOD. 86 degrees. Good number of speckled trout being caught around Redfish Island, Exxon A-Lease gas wells, and mid-bay structure. Live shrimp under popping corks and live croakers are drawing strikes. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing. Lower Galveston Bay is holding trout and redfish near Campbell’s reef and the man-made rock walls. Fish are biting live shrimp under a popping cork, or a Carolina rigged croaker. Moses Lake is holding fish drifting from the gate to Dollar Point. Upper Galveston Bay is holding good numbers of speckled trout from marker 55 to 65 in 10-12 feet of water over the reefs with artificials. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.
West Galveston Bay
GOOD. 89 degrees. Decent numbers of speckled trout are in the guts of San Luis Pass biting on live croaker. Anglers drifting the deep shell reefs in the open bay with live croakers catching good numbers of trout. The Causeway railroad bridge is fair for speckled trout free-lining live shrimp or croaker. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.
Texas City
GOOD. 86 degrees. Boats running over 50 miles out offshore fishing over wrecks and rocks are having success for red snapper. Some nice ling fish are being caught around offshore structures. Closer inshore the king mackerel action has picked up. Galveston jetties are good for bull redfish. Plenty of sharks biting outside the jetties. Best catches of speckled trout and slot redfish are coming off the South Galveston jetty. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing. The Dike is holding redfish and trout close to the rocks early on live shrimp with an occasional flounder mixed in. Mosquito Island holding some trout on artificial and live shrimp. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.
Freeport
GOOD. 86 degrees. Redfish, trout, and flounder are good in the river free-lining live shrimp, down south lures, or new penny gulp shrimp. The river is producing big drum. Trout and redfish are good in the surf and pass free-lining croaker or mullet. Flounder and sheepshead are good in the pass. Report by Captain Jake Brown, Flattie Daddy Fishing Adventures.
East Matagorda Bay
GOOD. 86 degrees. Redfish are biting on cut mullet. Undersized trout under the birds trout using croaker. Report by Captain Charlie Paradoski, Captain Charlie Paradoski’s Guide Service.
West Matagorda Bay
GOOD. 86 degrees. The Colorado River and mudflats are good for redfish using cut mullet. Flounder gigging at night is excellent. Report by Captain Charlie Paradoski, Captain Charlie Paradoski’s Guide Service.
Port O'Connor
GOOD. 91 degrees. Trout are good using live croaker in the surf early morning. Redfish and black drum are good on dead shrimp and sardines. Bull redfish and jack crevalle are good in jetties. Report by Captain Marty Medford, Captain Marty’s Fish of a Lifetime Guide Service.
Rockport
GREAT. 87 degrees. Waders are finding success on trout and redfish in the early morning on live bait and plastics. Redfish are great in the shoreline out to two feet of water, follow the birds and bait fish to locate big schools. Trout continue to be great in 2-6 feet of water using soft plastics and croaker. The topwater bite at first light has been deadly under birds on the grass flats. Drum are good in 2-6 feet of water on dead shrimp. Report provided by Damian Hubbs, Mathis Bait Co.
Port Aransas
GOOD. 87 degrees. Trout are good in Aransas Bay along the Quarantine Shoreline with croaker, and wade fishing at Trailer Island. Black drum and redfish are good at Ellen’s Bite using dead shrimp and cut mullet. Redfish Bay in Stedman’s Reef holding trout and redfish biting on croaker. Report by Captain Doug Stanford, Pirates of the Bay Fishing Charters.
Corpus Christi
SLOW. 84 degrees. Trout are good at the gas wells with croaker and live shrimp. Trout are good in Aransas Bay along the Quarantine Shoreline with croaker, and wade fishing at Trailer Island. Report by Captain Doug Stanford, Pirates of the Bay Fishing Charters.
Baffin Bay
GOOD. 85 degrees. Trout fishing is on fire with a few redfish mixed in. Throw croaker in two feet of water along grass lines. Seeing drum and sheepshead in the grass lines as well, but they are not interested in live bait so now is a good time to bring out the bow. Report provided by Gilbert Barrera, Baffin Bay Hunting and Fishing.
Port Mansfield
FAIR. 82 degrees. Tides are still low and water temperatures remain hot. Fishing is good overall for trout while fishing deep. Redfish are fair on the shallows, and the bite improves in deeper water. Flounder are fair. Wigalo’s and 4 inch paddle tails seem to be best on 1/8 ounce or 1/4 ounce jigheads. Report by Captain Wayne Davis, Hook Down Charters.
South Padre
GOOD. 87 degrees. Redfish are starting to move in small schools tailing in shallow water near mangroves on spoil banks. Mostly oversized redfish at the jetties. Some schools of black drum on the east side of the gas wells. Slot trout are spotty, mostly in the ICW when wind allows it. Lots of mangrove snapper on the upper end of Brownsville Channel. Stay safe out there. Report by Captain Lou Austin, Austin Fishing South Padre.
Port Isabel
GOOD. 87 degrees. Redfish are starting to move in small schools tailing in shallow water near mangroves on spoil banks. Mostly oversized redfish at the jetties. Some schools of black drum on the east side of the gas wells. Slot trout are spotty, mostly in the ICW when wind allows it. Lots of mangrove snapper on the upper end of Brownsville Channel. Stay safe out there. Report by Captain Lou Austin, Austin Fishing South Padre.

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