Texas Weekly Saltwater Fishing Report
Texas Saltwater Fishing Reports
Week of September 20, 2017 Report
Fishing has been tough with freshwater runoff from recent floods. Salinity levels are improving with every tide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Few anglers have fished due to the recovery work of Hurricane Harvey. Redfish are fair to good on mullet near Traylor Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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