Gulf Coast Region Week of September 15, 2021

Sabine Lake
GOOD. 86 degrees. For North Sabine Lake, the freshwater runoff from the 9 inches of rain we received from Hurricane Nicholas has pushed the fish into the marshes and bayous, chasing the baitfish. Success this week will come in finding the baitfish. From Black Bayou to Coffee Ground Cove, and mid-lake of Sabine is full of shrimp and baitfish. Look under the feeding birds in North Lake Sabine to find trout and redfish using Z-man glow chartreuse ¼ ounce jig heads. Also try, drifting in 2-5 feet of water over shell reefs and mud. In South Sabine, the lake conditions are GOOD. 86 degrees. The water in South Sabine is murky and choppy from the winds. The freshwater runoff from the 9 inches of rain we received from Hurricane Nicholas has pushed the fish into the marshes and bayous, chasing the baitfish. Success this week will come in finding the baitfish, and you will find the flounder and redfish. Search near the bayous and cuts during outgoing tides using Z-man glow chartreuse ¼ ounce jig heads. The fishing will be off in the Sabine channel and jetties. Hoping the storm will have pushed in some triple tail next week.
Bolivar
GOOD. 87 Degrees. Bull redfish and slot redfish are caught on mullet and squid. Lots of sharks are on the beach and the jetty on horse mullet and stingray. Flounder in the jetty-biting mullet, minnows, and artificials. Speckled trout and sand trout are in the jetty-biting shrimp. As always, crabbing is excellent.
Trinity Bay
GOOD. 86 degrees. The flood of freshwater affects fishing the most in the shallow waters of the bay complex, decreasing the salinity of the water. After so much rain and wind, the water clarity is also affected and makes visibility another issue. Everything should be calming down and fishing picking back up by the weekend.
East Galveston Bay
FAIR. 87 degrees. The flood of freshwater affects fishing the most in the shallow waters of the bay complex, decreasing the salinity of the water. After so much rain and wind, the water clarity is also affected and makes visibility another issue. Everything should be calming down and fishing picking back up by the weekend.
West Galveston Bay
FAIR. 87 degrees. The flood of freshwater is what affects fishing the most in the shallow waters of the bay, decreasing the salinity of the water. After so much rain and wind, the water clarity is also affected and makes visibility another issue. Everything should be calming down and fishing picking back up by the weekend.
Texas City
GOOD. 87 degrees. The flood of freshwater is what affects fishing the most in the shallow waters of the bay, decreasing the salinity of the water. After so much rain and wind, the water clarity is also affected and makes visibility another issue. Everything should be calming down and fishing picking back up by the weekend.
Freeport
GOOD. 85 degrees. The water levels have risen, scattering the fish after the rains from Tropical Storm Nicholas. Drifting with a popping cork and shrimp will be your best bet for catches.
East Matagorda Bay
FAIR. 85 degrees. In the wake of Hurricane Nicholas, we should see an influx of fish in the bay. Historically, after a hurricane, baitfish is pushed up, and species of fish not typically found in the area are pushed North to us for a few weeks until they migrate back south. Redfish should be in herds up and down the banks. Wade fishing for trout in the surf will be good as the surf clears.
West Matagorda Bay
FAIR. 85 degrees. In the wake of Hurricane Nicholas, we should see an influx of fish in the bay. Historically, after a hurricane, baitfish is pushed up, and species of fish not typically found in the area are pushed North to us for a few weeks until they migrate back south. Redfish should be in herds up and down the banks. Wade fishing for trout in the surf will be good as the surf clears.
Port O'Connor
GOOD. 85 degrees. The waters have been unfishable as the winds and waves from Hurricane Nicholas turned the surf up, making it murky. Fishing should improve by the weekend. Historically, after a hurricane, baitfish is pushed up, and species of fish not normally found in the area are pushed north to us for a few weeks until they migrate back south.
Rockport
FAIR. 85 degrees. The water levels have risen, scattering the fish after the rains from Hurricane Nicholas. Drifting with a popping cork and shrimp will be your best bet for trout, redfish, flounder, and black drum.
Port Aransas
GOOD. 84 degrees. The water levels have risen, scattering the fish after the rains from Hurricane Nicholas. Drifting with a popping cork and shrimp will be your best bet for catches.
Corpus Christi
GOOD. 84 degrees. The water levels have risen, scattering the fish after the rains from Hurricane Nicholas. Drifting with a popping cork and shrimp will be your best bet for catches.
Baffin Bay
GOOD. 88 degrees. Last week, the northwestern winds made for excellent fishing conditions, bringing in cooler weather for the early morning bite. Fishing should pick back up by the weekend as the waters settle after Hurricane Nicholas. Redfish and trout are good on the early morning catch. Reports of 13-15 inch speckled trout and 24-27 inch black drums biting live shrimp under a popping cork. You may also find a few ladyfish and hard heads biting as well.
Port Mansfield
GOOD. 88 degrees. Fishing slowed a bit as a result of Hurricane Nicholas but should resume as it was. Redfish are good at the jetties and along the east cut. The flats near the pass are also producing pods of redfish. KWigglers soft plastics on ⅛ ounce jigheads are working well. Trout still slow and flounder are fair.
South Padre
FAIR. 80 degrees. Tropical Storm Nicholas brought high tides and winds that should bring redfish up. Look for trout in deeper water and the channel.
Port Isabel
FAIR. 90 degrees. Tropical Storm Nicholas brought high tides and winds that should bring redfish up. Look for trout in deeper water and the channel.

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