Saltwater Fishing Reports

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS:

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on top-waters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

 

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove on top-waters.

 

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

 

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for waders along the east shoreline on Soft-Dines and Corkies. Redfish and catfish are good in the marsh on shrimp.

 

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Gamblers, Bass Assassins MirrOlures and Corkies. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.

 

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for waders in the mud and shell on top-waters and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

 

TEXAS CITY: Black drum are fair to good on crabs in the channel. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on Crabs and mullet. Trout are fair to good on the reefs on shrimp.

 

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Black drum are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.

 

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good on Corkies and Soft-Dines on the south shoreline. Trout are fair to good for drifters on Bass Assassins and Down South Lures over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

 

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake and at Shell Island on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

 

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on top-waters over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with scented plastics.

 

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. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.

 

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, black drum and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

 

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on scented plastics and live shrimp. Black drum are good in the Humble Channel at night on crabs and table shrimp.

 

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good while wading mud and grass on Corkies, Down South Lures and Gamblers. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on glow plastics.

 

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on Custom Corkies around sand and grass at Green Island. Redfish are fair to good while drifting potholes on scented plastics and shrimp.

 

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp in 3-4 feet of water. Black drum and redfish are fair at the jetty.

 

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats while wading with Corkies and Soft–Dines. Redfish are fair at Three Island on small top-waters and soft plastics under rattling corks.

 

—TPWD

Updated 2/17/18