Gulf Coast Fishing Reports
Week of December 4, 2013
NORTH SABINE : Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp. Trout are good over mud and shell.
SOUTH SABINE : Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs.
BOLIVAR : Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics. Bull redfish are good on the beachfront.
TRINITY BAY : Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout are good under birds on the north shoreline. Redfish are good on the north shoreline.
EAST GALVESTON BAY : Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp. Trout and redfish are good under the birds when the wind allows.
WEST GALVESTON BAY : Bull redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.
TEXAS CITY : Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. Flounder are good on the edge of the channel.
FREEPORT : Bull redfish are good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet. Flounder are fair to good at San Luis Pass on jigs tipped with shrimp.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout and redfish are fair over deep shell on soft plastics when the wind allows. Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp at Shell Island and Mad Island.
PORT O'CONNOR : Redfish are best at the mouths of the back lakes on the falling tide on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay.
ROCKPORT : Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel and around Mud Island on shrimp and crabs. Slot redfish are good in California Hole on live bait.
PORT ARANSAS : Redfish are fair at Shamrock Cove and Pelican Island on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits.
CORPUS CHRISTI : Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies.
BAFFIN BAY : Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Trout are good while drifting deep rocks on plum plastics. Redfish are fair on the edge of the Intracoastal on mullet.
PORT MANSFIELD : Redfish are good while drifting holes on Gulps under a popping cork. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the spoils on slow–sinking MirrOlures and Corkies.
SOUTH PADRE : Trout are good around Long Bar and on the edges of the ICW on soft plastics. Redfish and trout are good around points and drop–offs on Gulps and soft plastics.
PORT ISABEL : Trout and redfish are good at Laguna Vista and Holly Beach on plastic shrimp under a popping cork. Snook and mangrove snapper are good in the Brownsville Ship Channel.