Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of October 20, 2021

Sabine Lake
GOOD. 75 degrees. With this last cold front the bait fish were finally pushed out of marshes, so fishing is good. Speckled trout are schooling in the middle of the lake. Redfish with a few flounder mixed in are in the marshes and along the north banks. Both species are also good on the south end as well. Try casting pearl white matrix shad.
Bolivar
GOOD. 81 degrees. Fishing has been great this past week. Many reports of bull redfish, flounder, redfish, and jackfish. Most catches are coming with live finger mullet, fresh cut bait, or squid.
Trinity Bay
GOOD. 73 degrees. Northern portions of the bay have started to hold some keeper speckled trout, redfish, and sheepshead.
East Galveston Bay
FAIR. 73 degrees. Flounder are good showing along the bay shorelines and near the ferry landing. There are still lots of undersized trout throughout the bay. Redfish are good, schooling in the deeper water.
Galveston Bay
GOOD. 73 degrees. Protected water is producing a mix of speckled trout, sheepshead, black drum and sand trout. Most being caught on live shrimp. Over in the jetties and beachfront there are bull reds and-oh wait-more bull reds. Some slot redfish are also being caught along with a few keeper black drum. Galveston harbor is starting to see flounder move into the area.
West Galveston Bay
GOOD. 73 degrees. Speckled trout are good with lots of schools out there. Drift with soft plastics and live shrimp. Wade fishing is proving to be the most successful. Few keeper redfish in the bay, along with some decent catches of flounder.
Texas City
GOOD. 73 degrees. The fishing report remains the same for those Texas slams, flounder, speckled trout, slot redfish, fish in the bay using artificials, and live shrimp.
Freeport
GOOD. 80 degrees. The flounder are moving after the recent cold front. Redfish are schooling and feeding up like crazy. Reports of redfish anywhere from 26-32 inches. Chase the bird action to find schools of fish. Catching fish on gulp shrimp under a popping cork.
East Matagorda Bay
FAIR. 82 degrees. The shrimp are still coming out of the marshes and the birds are actively chasing. Drifting or wade fishing for redfish and flounder using artificials or live shrimp. Wade fish the drains for flounder. There is an influx of large sand trout. Many reports of success in the mouth of the Colorado River.
West Matagorda Bay
FAIR. 82 degrees. The shrimp are still coming out of the marshes and the birds are actively chasing. Drifting or wade fishing for redfish and flounder using artificials or live shrimp. Wade fish the drains for flounder.
Port O'Connor
GOOD. 82 degrees. Fishing is consistent with what we have been seeing recently. Bull redfish are biting on sardines and live piggy perch over by the jetty. They are coming to spawn, and their increased numbers have pushed trout into the bay system. Trout are slow. Black drum are good on dead shrimp. A few 5-20 pound tarpon are being caught using live croaker.
Rockport
FAIR. 79 degrees. Redfish are good in the flooded grass biting finger mullet. Redfish and scattered trout have been caught along the jetties and surf on croaker and mullet freelined.
Port Aransas
GOOD. 84 degrees. Oversized redfish at the jetties with some slot sized in the bay biting on cut baits. Trout are biting on soft plastics, but you have to work hard for them. Black drum are scattered with some action on dead shrimp.
Corpus Christi
GOOD. 81 degrees. Fishing is good. The cold front in the forecast may slow the fishing some. Redfish are good by the east flats in the grass on finger mullet. Tarpon are good at the jetties. Still a few trout by the gas wells on live shrimp.
Baffin Bay
GOOD. 82 degrees. This week the fishing has been amazing catching big numbers of all three species trout reds and drum on live shrimp under a popping cork. Trout are good in 3-5 feet of water against the rocks biting on down south plastics and topwaters early morning. Black drum continue to be good at the sandbar drop-offs using Carolina rigs or a knocker rig with fresh dead shrimp. Redfish are good on the flats in the pockets using cut skipjack. Flounder are good in the drop-offs with live mullet.
Port Mansfield
FAIR. 80 degrees. Water temperatures are slowly warming from the recent front and fish are active. Redfish are good, but have transitioned from the flats to points along shorelines. There are also good pods in shallow grass early eager to eat KWigglers Willow Tails on a one-sixteenth ounce jighead. A few trout are also showing up along grass lines, but they still remain slow overall. Red snapper are good offshore when the seas are calm.
South Padre
FAIR. 81 degrees. Lots of trout on the edge of Intracoastal Highway using live shrimp under popping cork and one-eighth ounce jig head with a glow chartreuse tail. Black drum are good at the mouth of South Bay using fresh dead shrimp on bottom rig. Some Black drum, sheepshead and trout at the old causeway using free shrimping live bait. Trout are getting bigger, but still very spotty for keepers. Redfish are good north of Arroyo and east of Green Island.
Port Isabel
FAIR. 81 degrees. Lots of trout on the edge of Intracoastal Highway using live shrimp under popping cork and one-eighth ounce jig head with a glow chartreuse tail. Black drum are good at the mouth of South Bay using fresh dead shrimp on bottom rig. Some Black drum, sheepshead and trout at the old causeway using free shrimping live bait. Trout are getting bigger, but still very spotty for keepers. Redfish are good north of Arroyo and east of Green Island.

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