Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of April 16, 2014

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Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Trout, redfish and flounder are good in the Neches River in 4–20 feet of water around points. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.
SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Flounder and redfish are good in the Bessie Heights marsh.
BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
TRINITY BAY Trout are fair for drifters on the east shoreline on plastics and slow–sinkers. Redfish and flounder are fair in the marsh on finger mullet.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on topwaters, Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish and black drum are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.
FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Black drum and redfish are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout and redfish are fair for drifters in five feet of water on live shrimp. Redfish are fair in Lake Austin on shrimp.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on shrimp.
PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on reefs in San Antonio Bay on live bait. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.
ROCKPORT Black drum are fair to good in Morris–Cummings Cut on free–lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are fair to good in Allyn’s Bight and Estes Flats.
PORT ARANSAS Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.
CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good around rocks and sand and grass on Gamblers and Bass Assassins. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. High winds and brown tide has hurt water clarity.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass along the shoreline. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and live bait. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are fair around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Black drum, redfish and jack crevalle are fair on live bait at the jetty. Flounder are fair to good on the spoils along the ICW on finger mullet.
PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair on the flats South Bay on DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the spoils on live bait.

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