Gulf Coast Region Week of April 18, 2018

North Sabine
Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.
South Sabine
Sheepshead, speckled trout, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around points on topwaters and live shrimp. Wading the south shoreline has been best with stiff winds.
Bolivar
Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Redfish are fair in the marsh.
Trinity Bay
Redfish and catfish are fair in the marsh on shrimp. Trout are slow.
East Galveston Bay
Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and topwaters. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Redfish and black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.
West Galveston Bay
Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.
Texas City
Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair over reefs on live shrimp near April Fool's Point.
Freeport
Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on live bait. Sand trout, trout, redfish and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bayou.
East Matagorda Bay
Trout are fair for waders working topwaters and Corkies. Redfish are best on the shell along north shoreline reefs on live shrimp.
West Matagorda Bay
Trout are fair to good in the afternoon for waders working glass minnows. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.
Port O'connor
Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.
Rockport
Trout are fair to good in Morris–Cummings Cut on free–lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs.
Port Aransas
Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, trout and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.
Corpus Christi
Trout are fair to good for waders working the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs.
Baffin Bay
Trout are fair to good while wading sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Down South Lures. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.
Port Mansfield
Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass on She Pups, Super Spook Jrs. and SkitterWalks. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes.
South Padre
Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Black drum, redfish and jack crevalle are good at the jetty on mullet and shrimp.
Port Isabel
Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Trout are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and plastics under popping corks.

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