Gulf Coast Region Week of April 7, 2021

Sabine Lake
Overall conditions: GOOD. 67 degrees. Speckled trout is fair on live bait around the levee. Black drum are good on shrimp around structure. Redfish are holding over shell and will be around the mullet and shad.
Bolivar
GOOD. 67 Degrees. Speckled trout and redfish can be found in the flats and are best on shrimp. Black drum are good around vegetation or structure on crab or shrimp. Flounder are fair around the rocks on shrimp.
Trinity Bay
FAIR TO GOOD. 66 degrees. Speckled trout are present over scattered shell and mud on shrimp or mullet. Redfish are good on shrimp along the shoreline. Black drum are good on crab or shrimp in the deeper water.
East Galveston Bay
GOOD. 66 degrees. Except this week to be a great week for fishing. Black drum are good near San Luis Pass on shrimp or crab. Speckled trout have been around the marsh drains, chasing the mullet, and are good on shrimp. Redfish are in the back lakes and over mud shell bottoms and are good on shrimp.
West Galveston Bay
GOOD. 66 degrees. Black drum are caught using shrimp or crab around structure or vegetation. Speckled Trout and Redfish are good in the flats over shell on live shrimp. When wade fishing, throw topwaters where the mullet are. San Luis Pass is still a good spot. Gear up for a good week of fishing.
Texas City
GOOD. 67 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are good working the drop-offs with soft plastics or using shrimp around the dike. Black drum are good on shrimp around the dike and around vegetation.
Freeport
GOOD. 67 degrees. Redfish are along the back lakes and marshes and best shrimp under a popping cork. Speckled trout are good near the ICW on live bait or close to the rocks. Black drum are excellent on dead shrimp around vegetation. Sheepshead are good on live shrimp around the reefs or jetties.
East Matagorda Bay
GOOD. 68 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish can be found around the ICW on topwaters or shrimp under a cork. Catch and release are encouraged for the time being. The black drum are good on bass assassins and will be structure.
West Matagorda Bay
FAIR TO GOOD. 68 degrees. Redfish and Black drum are found over rocks on live shrimp under a popping cork. Speckled trout will be chasing mullet and are best on live shrimp. Catch and release is encouraged.
Port O'Connor
GOOD. 67 degrees. Speckled trout and Redfish are good and have been around the flats, and jetties wade the reefs for the trout- use live shrimp and look for the mullet. They will be there chasing them. Flounder are good around the rocks on shrimp.
Rockport
GOOD. 67 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are on shrimp and will be in the deep cuts, drop-offs, and near the flats and reefs. Catch and release encouraged for speckled trout. Black drum are good on shrimp or crab and can be found in the channels or around structure.
Port Aransas
GOOD. 67 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish have moved out into the bays and can also be found around the jetties and are good on shrimp. Black drum is good on shrimp or crab around vegetation or structure.
Corpus Christi
GOOD. 66 degrees. Black drum is good and found around Bob Hall Pier on shrimp. Redfish and speckled trout are good and are along the drop-offs and channel edges on shrimp.
Baffin Bay
FAIR TO GOOD. 75 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are in the shallow water along the ICW, and they will be chasing the mullet. The best bait is shrimp. Black drum are good around structure or vegetation on crab or shrimp. Catch and release are still encouraged.
Port Mansfield
FAIR TO GOOD. 70 degrees. Unchanged. Redfish have been good north of the east cut and up to 2nd oil gut on wiggler paddle tails in red and white. Speckled Trout are few and far between in this area. Further south, the speckled trout weren’t hurt as bad, but we recommend catch and release whenever possible.
South Padre
FAIR TO GOOD. 67 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are good in the flats of the Laguna Madre and are good on shrimp. To have luck catching them, you will need to be right on top of them. Black drum are around structure and are best on shrimp. Catch and release is still encouraged for speckled trout. Flounder can be found around the jetties and are good on shrimp.
Port Isabel
FAIR TO GOOD. 68 degrees. Black drum are good in the land cut on crab or shrimp. Speckled Trout and Redfish may be found around the jetties or among the shallow flats and are good on live shrimp. Please continue to consider catch and release.

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