Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of January 20, 2021

Sabine Lake
Overall conditions: GOOD. 55 degrees. Fishing has been steady. Speckled trout are good on live baits and topwater baits when you focus on the sand holes. They are in the northern side of the lake, in the ICW, or rivers. Most of the fish will be found either along the shoreline or in the deep over mud shell bottoms.
Bolivar
GOOD. 58 Degrees. Speckled trout and redfish can be found in the flats on shrimp or croaker. Black drum are good around structure or vegetation. Flounder are good around the rocks on mullet.
Trinity Bay
GOOD. 52 degrees. Speckled trout are fair on live shrimp under a popping cork or topwaters. Redfish are good on mullet and are found along the shoreline. The flounder bite is good on croaker.
East Galveston Bay
GOOD. 57 degrees. Speckled trout are good on live shrimp or soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on live mullet and shrimp. Sheepshead are fair around structure on shrimp.
West Galveston Bay
FAIR. 57 degrees. Redfish and black drum are fair near the coves and along the shorelines. Flounder are good on mullet. Speckled trout are fair on shrimp under popping cork in the deeper transitions.
Texas City
FAIR TO GOOD. 57 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout are good and are over mud on live bait or topwaters. Black drum are good around the bayou and deeper waters on croaker or shrimp. Flounder are good in the channels on mullet.
Freeport
GOOD. 58 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout are good in the bay on live bait. Black drum are good on blue crab around vegetation and structure. Flounder are best along the drains on mullet. For wade fishing and night time flounder gigging, use artificials.
East Matagorda Bay
FAIR TO GOOD. 61 degrees. Sheepshead are great right now on minnow or croaker. Speckled trout and redfish are caught on live shrimp under popping cork and soft plastics around the reefs. All other fish are slow.
West Matagorda Bay
FAIR TO GOOD. 61 degrees. This side of the bay is best for wading since there is a firm bottom and remains the best method for catching fish here. Speckled trout is good on live shrimp or cut mullet along the flats or shoreline. Redfish are good in the marshy areas on croaker. The flounder bite is slow around the rocks on mullet. Black drum are slow.
Port O'Connor
GOOD. 61 degrees. Speckled trout are found along the dropoffs and around the flats on shrimp or croaker. Flounder are slow on mullet in the shallow grass flats. Redfish are good in back bays on live baits.
Rockport
GOOD. 57 degrees. Back lakes and drains are where the speckled trout and redfish have been, and shrimp or croaker are the best baits. Flounder are good on mullet around the rocks. Black drum are plentiful around the bay on shrimp or croaker.
Port Aransas
GOOD. 58 degrees. Black drum are good near the rigs and along the rocks of the jetties. Redfish and sheepshead are plentiful along the rocks on the jetties with live shrimp. Speckled trout in the channels on shrimp under a cork.
Corpus Christi
GOOD. 57 degrees. In the deepwater near the causeway, you will find some big black drum and redfish. Speckled trout will be in 2 -3 feet of water and are good on shrimp. Flounder are good around the reefs on mullet.
Baffin Bay
GOOD. 66 degrees. Redfish are good in the flats on shrimp. Topwater can work on warm sunny days in between cold fronts. Flounder are good on croaker or minnow. Speckled trout are good on shrimp in the shallows. Black drum are good in the channels on shrimp or croaker.
Port Mansfield
GOOD. 63 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are good from the weather station and north to Wagner’s - work the grass and potholes using kwiggler ball tail in red and white and wiggler paddle tails up in the shallow and also the west shore up in the shallow for redfish. Snapper is good in Texas waters.
South Padre
GOOD. 68 degrees. Redfish are good in the flats on bottom rigs with live bait. Speckled trout are good and will be in the deeper water and the edges of the ICW. Flounder are fair around the rocks on mullet or minnow. Black drum are good along the dropoffs on croaker.
Port Isabel
FAIR. 67 degrees. Some speckled trout and redfish are around the shallow grass flats near the Laguna Madre. Flounder are near the rocks and feeding around drains, and are caught on mullet or shrimp. Black drum are fair on shrimp in the deeper water transitions.

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