Texas Weekly Saltwater Fishing Report

Texas Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of August 9, 2017


NORTH SABINE Trout are good while working slicks and shad. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Trout are good while drifting scattered shell on plastics. Trout are good at the nearshore rigs on finger mullet.

BOLIVAR Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Lil' Johns and Down South Lures. Trout, sand trout, whiting and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Down South Lures and Lil' Johns. Trout are fair to good at the wells on plastics and live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on live shrimp and plum plastics. Trout are good on live bait around the Ship Channel.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp and finger mullet. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live 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 and the jetties on shrimp and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs . Redfish are good while wading the shorelines with small topwaters. Redfish have been found in the middle of the bay with low tides.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters around the jetties. Redfish are good in the back reaches of the bay on mud and shell on live shrimp.

PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide. Tarpon are fair to good at the jetty.

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 in Allyn's Bight.

PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish, red snapper and ling. Trout are fair to good in the surf on live shrimp and croakers.

CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good in Oso Bay and Nueces Bay on small topwaters and Gulps.

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Bass Assassins, Down South Lures and Gamblers. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut at night under lights on glow plastics and live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Trout and redfish are fair while wading spoil islands on topwaters. Red snapper, kingfish and dorado are good offshore.

SOUTH PADRE Trout are good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp while drifting the grass beds. Trout, Spanish mackerel and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on live bait.

PORT ISABEL Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on small topwaters and live shrimp in the coves while making long drifts. Redfish are fair to good on Gulps in Cullen Bay.

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