Texas Weekly Saltwater Fishing Report
Texas Saltwater Fishing Reports
Week of October 18, 2018
Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters. Flounder are good on jigs tipped with shrimp.
Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide.
Trout are fair along the south shoreline on topwaters. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. A few birds are beginning to work over trout.
Freshwater runoff from the Trinity River has hampered fishing.
EAST GALVESTON BAY
Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish are good in the marsh and out the mouths of drains on the falling tide.
WEST GALVESTON BAY
Sand trout are fair to good in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and topwaters. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.
Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. Bull redfish are good off the end of the dike on crabs and mullet.
Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay on shrimp. Bull redfish are fair to good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY
Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout are fair on the shorelines on small topwaters and dark plastics. Flounder are fair on the shorelines on Gulps.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY
Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish and black drum are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and at Shell Island. Redfish are good while wading the south shoreline on live bait.
Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair on plastics around shell in San Antonio Bay.
Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on mullet. Trout are good on topwaters at Allyn’s Bight while wading sand and grass humps.
Trout are good on the flats while wading with topwaters. Redfish are fair at East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits.
Redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies.
Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee–deep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks. Trout are fair to good on plastics under rattling corks at Rocky Slough.
Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good for waders over sand and grass on topwaters.
Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and on the flats adjacent to the channel. Redfish are fair to good on the beachfront and at the jetties on mullet and crabs.
Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Laguna Vista on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks
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