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 in the cuts and drains leading to the marsh on shrimp and scented plastics. 

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good while drifting the reefs on live shrimp and top-waters. Redfish and trout are good at the jetty.

 

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

 

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair to good on the wells on Lil’ Johns and Bass Assassins. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on shrimp.

 

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on the Ship Channel on croaker and live shrimp.

 

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live bait over reefs. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for tarpon, red snapper, kingfish, shark and ling.

 

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp and croaker. Trout are good on the edge of the Ship Channel on croaker and shrimp.

 

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout, Spanish mackerel and sand trout are good at the jetties on soft plastics and shrimp fished on the bottom.

 

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish have been mixed with the trout. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

 

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and top-waters. Redfish are fair on topwaters and live shrimp on the south shoreline. Trout are good in the surf.

 

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on top-waters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are fair to good in the surf and at the jetty on croaker and top-waters.

 

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

 

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croaker. Trout are fair to good in the surf on top-waters, piggies and croaker. Offshore is good for dolphin, kingfish, red snapper and tuna.

 

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on scented plastics and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are fair to good at Emmord’s Hole on croaker and piggy perch.

 

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on top-waters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on croakers, top-waters and plum plastics. Trout are good in the Land Cut on shrimp.

 

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on top-waters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting potholes and on live bait. Offshore is good for kingfish, red snapper and dorado.

 

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish and trout are good in the shallows of South Bay and Mexiquita Flats on shrimp and plastics under rattling corks. Tarpon and Spanish mackerel are showing at the pass.

 

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are good in the guts along the flats and small top-waters. Trout are good on the edge of the channel on shrimp.

 

—TPWD

Updated 8/1/17