Saltwater Fishing Reports

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS:

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Sheepshead are good on live shrimp tight to the rocks.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Corkies, Gamblers and MirrOlures. Trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass on live shrimp.

TRINITY BAY: Fishing is slow due to freshwater runoff from Trinity River.EAST GALVESTON BAYTrout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum Litl’ Johns, Gamblers, Bass Assassins and Down South Lures. Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and plastics.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good in the surf and at the jetty. Black drum and redfish are good on the reefs on shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp, MirrOlures and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over mid–bay reefs. Trout are good for waders working reefs on topwaters and plastics. Redfish are fair in Lake Austin on shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake. Trout are fair in the surf on live bait.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout are fair in the surf and at the jetty.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet and shrimp around Dagger Island and Mud Island.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are good in the surf on topwaters and croakers. Trout are good on topwaters on Super Flats.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are good in the surf on live bait.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters around rocks and grass near Rocky Slough. Trout are fair at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on small topwaters.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good on live bait and plastics under a popping cork while working 3–4 feet of water on the flats. Redfish and trout are good behind spoils on topwaters. Trout, redfish and jacks have been caught at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista and Airport Cove on topwaters and live shrimp.


Updated 5/13/16

—TPWD