Gulf Coast Fishing Reports
Week of August 20, 2014
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NORTH SABINE : Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on Stanley Ribbits and small topwaters. Drifters have caught trout under slicks.
SOUTH SABINE : Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Kingfish, ling, dolphin and tuna are good offshore.
BOLIVAR : Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
TRINITY BAY : Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad Gulps, Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Tidal Surges. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs. Redfish are good at the spillway on finger mullet.
EAST GALVESTON BAY : Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on live bait and plastics. Trout are fair to good on the edges of the channel for trout and redfish. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY : Trout are fair to good in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and MirrOlures. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.
TEXAS CITY : Trout are fair to good around Dollar Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.
FREEPORT : Trout are fair to good on live bait on the Surfside Beach. Black drum, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the drop–off along the south shoreline on mullet.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY : Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on the edge of the ICW on shrimp and mullet.
PORT O'CONNOR : Trout and redfish are fair on live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working sand and grass with live shrimp. Trout are fair in the surf and at the jetty on croakers and shrimp when the wind allows.
ROCKPORT : Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island.
PORT ARANSAS : Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for amberjack, kingfish, tuna and dolphin.
CORPUS CHRISTI : Trout are fair on the edge of the spoils on Gulps, piggy perch and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp.
BAFFIN BAY : Trout are fair to good on topwaters and croakers around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good on the edges of channels on live bait.
PORT MANSFIELD : Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on soft plastics under a popping cork. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dolphin.
SOUTH PADRE : Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats. Tarpon have been caught around the jetty on live bait. Trout are good while drifting sand and grass on plastics under a cork.
PORT ISABEL : Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista on topwaters and live shrimp.