Gulf Coast Region Week of May 22, 2019

North Sabine
Trout are fair to good in the middle of the lake over rafts of shad. Redfish are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Some birds have worked over trout.
South Sabine
Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and around the jetty rocks on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on topwaters.
Bolivar
Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Croakers are good on dead shrimp in the channel and around the pass.
Trinity Bay
An inundation of freshwater from the Trinity River has made for tough fishing.
East Galveston Bay
Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on mid–bay reefs on soft plastics and croakers.
West Galveston Bay
Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Kingfish, ling, red snapper and sharks are good offshore. Tides are 2–3 feet above normal
Texas City
Trout are good on reefs and wells on live bait. Sand trout are fair on fresh shrimp off the piers. Redfish are good on live bait in Moses Lake.
Freeport
Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Kingfish and ling are good offshore. Black drum are good in Bastrop Bay on shrimp.
East Matagorda Bay
Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good around slicks on live shrimp.
West Matagorda Bay
Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good on sand and grass on soft plastics and croakers.
Port O'connor
Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout are good around Pass Cavallo on soft plastics. Redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp.
Rockport
Trout are fair on free–lined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the flats with high tides.
Port Aransas
Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for sharks, ling, red snapper and kingfish.
Corpus Christi
Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good on the flats on Gulps and live shrimp.
Baffin Bay
Trout are fair in mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while drifting with topwaters at Rocky Slough.
Port Mansfield
Trout are fair on topwaters and soft plastics under corks around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sand flats on live shrimp and Gulps.
South Padre
Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Tarpon, snook, trout and Spanish mackerel are fair at the jetty on live bait.
Port Isabel
Snook are fair to good in South Bay on soft plastics and DOA Shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp and Gulps.

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