Saltwater Fishing Reports

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS:

TRINITY BAY: Speckled trout are fair under birds on soft plastics and live shrimp under a popping cork. Redfish are good on live mullet in marshes.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Speckled trout are fair on live shrimp and plum/chartreuse plastics. Bull redfish are good at the jetties on fresh shad and mullet. Spanish mackerel are good along the south jetty.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Speckled trout are fair on shallow mud bottoms and on popping corks with live shrimp. Redfish and flounder are good in the back lakes on live shrimp and plastics.

TEXAS CITY: Bull redfish are fair along the dike on fresh mullet or cracked crab. Flounder activity along the dike is increasing. Speckled trout are fair along the levee on soft plastics or live shrimp under a popping cork.

FREEPORT: Redfish are fair over oyster reefs and drains along the ICW on live shrimp and live mullet. Speckled trout are fair over oyster reefs. Flounder are good in Christmas and Bastrop bays along drains and cuts on live mullet or soft plastics.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are good on live shrimp, live mullet and soft plastics. Speckled trout are good on plastics and shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Speckled trout are fair on soft plastics. Redfish are good on live shrimp. Cobia are good offshore on eel or pinfish.

PORT O’CONNOR: Speckled trout are fair on top-waters. Redfish are good on live shrimp. Spanish mackrel are very good on sardines or cut bait.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are good on shrimp, paddle tails and top-waters on the flats. Speckled trout are good in grass on shrimp, plastics and top-waters.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good on mullet and shrimp. Speckled trout are good on lures and shrimp under popping corks.

BAFFIN BAY: Speckled trout are good on popping corks with shrimp and scented plastics. Redfish are good on the flats on top-waters and shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are good on shrimp, paddle tails and top-waters in back bays and flats. Speckled trout are good over grass on shrimp with popping corks, ball tail plastics and top-waters. Flounder are fair around drains and in the East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE: Speckled trout are good on lures with or without popping corks. Redfish are good in the shallows on lures and cut mullet.

PORT ISABEL: Redfish and speckled trout are good on paddle tail plastics. Wade fishing for redfish is good near bait schools moving through shallow grass beds.

TPWD

Updated 10/18/2019