Texas Weekly Saltwater Fishing Report 10-6-21

Sabine Lake GOOD. 80 degrees. Fishing in Sabine lake is similar to past weeks, with the best success over on the South end of the lake. As always, find the baitfish, and you will find the fish. Also try, drifting in 2-5 feet of water over shell reefs and mud. Smaller redfish on mullet inner coastal canal. Search near the bayous and cuts during outgoing tides using Z-man glow chartreuse .25 ounce jig heads. Trout are good in 6-14 feet of water in the Sabine Channel on shrimp. Redfish are good in 25 feet of water.

Bolivar GOOD. 81 degrees. Fishing has been great with lots of redfish and sharks using squid and mullet. A few flounder caught on artificials and finger mullet. Bull redfish are good near the Bolivar Flats. Blacktip sharks following the shrimping boats.

Trinity Bay GOOD. 84 degrees. Fishing is good, but hoping the next cold front will improve fishing even more. A few keeper trout and small sand trout, with very keepers, under the bird action. Redfish on live shrimp and mullet. You will catch a few flounder on live shrimp as well.

East Galveston Bay FAIR. 81 degrees. Under the bird action, there are a few keeper speckled trout and small sand trout using live shrimp, but very few keepers. Black drum are good by the gas wells.

West Galveston Bay GOOD. 81 degrees. Bull redfish are in full swing in the jetties, with a few keeper black drum around the rocks. Scattered redfish in the bay. Trout are good on live shrimp, with the live croaker bite slowing down.

Texas City GOOD. 81 degrees. Fish those Texas slams, flounder, speckled trout, slot redfish, fish in the bay using artificials, and live shrimp.

Freeport GOOD. 81 degrees. Fishing in the back lakes has improved after the recent weather rains, and north winds have pushed the shrimp out. Catch fish on shrimp under a popping cork. We are hammering redfish in the surge using mullet and croaker.

East Matagorda Bay FAIR. 82 degrees. Fishing continues to improve as shrimp come out of the marsh, so the fish are feeding, and you can spot the schools by chasing the bird activity that has started to pick up. Wade fishing is good. Trout are plentiful. Redfish are schooling along the shoreline.

West Matagorda Bay FAIR. 82 degrees. Fishing continues to improve as shrimp come out of the marsh, so the fish are feeding, and you can spot the schools by chasing the bird activity that has started to pick up. Wade fishing is good. Trout are plentiful. Redfish are schooling along the shoreline.

Port O'Connor GOOD. 82 degrees. Bull redfish are biting on sardines and live piggy perch over by the jetty. They are coming to spawn, and their increased numbers have pushed the trout into the bay system. Trout are slow. Black drum are good on dead shrimp. A few 5-20 pound tarpon are being caught using live croaker.

Rockport FAIR. 82 degrees. Fall fishing patterns are holding steady as the fish continue to the North to South migration in the Intracoastal highway. Redfish and trout have been caught along the jetties and surf on croaker and mullet freelined.

Port Aransas GOOD. 84 degrees. Fall fishing patterns are holding steady as the fish continue to the North to South migration in the Intracoastal highway. The redfish have been on fire at the jetties in Port A with live mullet, croaker, cut menhaden. Trout are good along the jetties and in the surf using croaker and mullet freelined.

Corpus Christi GOOD. 83 degrees. Fall fishing patterns have begun in the Intracoastal highway, and the fish are migrating from North to South with the beach. Redfish are good at the jetties on cut menhaden and mullet, but live shrimp is best. Tarpon are good at the jetties. Still a few trout by the gas wells on live shrimp.

Baffin Bay GOOD. 82 degrees. Conditions have been excellent as the water temperature drops to the lower 80s. The foggy mornings are making it a little cooler, and low winds have made for easier catching. Speckled trout are good on live shrimp. Port Mansfield FAIR. 85 degrees. Redfish have slowed down after the water levels rose 8-inches. Small flounder are fair to good on the sand near the Pass using KWigglers 4-inch paddle tails. Trout are still slow. South Padre

FAIR. 81 degrees. With the water temperature dropping to the lower 80's. Fishing is improving. Lots of redfish near the gas wells. With a few hogs caught near the gas well wreck. Trout can be found on the edge or in the Intracoastal Highway or near the spoil banks. Reports of many trout in the mouth of Dunkin Channel.

Port Isabel FAIR. 81 degrees. With the water temperature dropping to the lower 80s fishing is improving. Lots of redfish near the gas wells. With a few hogs caught near the gas well wreck. Trout can be found on the edge or in the Intracoastal Highway or near the spoil banks.

Updated 10-6-21

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