Texas Weekly Saltwater Fishing Report

Texas Saltwater Fishing Reports


Week of September 20, 2017 Report


NORTH SABINE Fishing has been tough with freshwater runoff from recent floods. Salinity levels are improving with every tide.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and table shrimp.

BOLIVAR Trout, bull redfish, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Bull redfish and sharks are good on the beach near Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY Freshwater runoff from floods kept many anglers off the bay.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good over reefs while working slicks with soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Bull redfish are good in the surf and at San Luis Pass on crabs and mullet. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetties on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY Bull redfish are good in the channel on crabs and mullet. Sand trout and Gulf trout are good in the channel on shrimp. Trout are fair to good on shrimp off the dike.

FREEPORT Bull redfish are good on live bait and crabs on the Surfside beach. Black drum and redfish are good on the reefs in Christmas and Bastrop bays.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are good in Lake Austin on shrimp. Trout are fair to good over mud while wading with scented baits.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on live shrimp and topwaters in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Shell Island.

PORT O'CONNOR Bull redfish are good in the surf and at the jetty on natural baits. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and topwaters.

ROCKPORT Few anglers have fished due to the recovery work of Hurricane Harvey. Redfish are fair to good on mullet near Traylor Island.

PORT ARANSAS Bull redfish are good at the jetty on table shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for amberjack, kingfish, tuna and dolphin. Sand trout are good in the channel on shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI Bull redfish are good in the channels on crabs and table shrimp. Redfish are good on the shallow flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. Bull redfish are good in the Packery Channel on crabs, mullet and shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and Gulps around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good at Yarborough on gold spoons and topwaters.

PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are good on topwaters around sand pockets and grass.

SOUTH PADRE Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp under a popping cork. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and mullet.

PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Redfish are good while drifting Cullen Bay on plastics under a cork.

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