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Gulf Coast Fishing Reports

Week of April 23, 2014

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NORTH SABINE :  Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. 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. Trout are fair to good around Garrison Ridge on topwaters and Corkies.

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 good for waders tossing Corkies and MirrOlures on the east shoreline. Redfish are good in the marsh on shrimp.

EAST GALVESTON BAY :  Trout are 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

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 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 are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs. Trout are good on the reefs on live shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY :  Trout are fair for drifters in the back lakes on live shrimp. Trout are fair on the south shoreline on topwaters. Redfish are good on the spoil banks on the north shoreline.

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 soft plastics over soft mud. 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.

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 good on topwaters around rocks and sand and grass. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD :  Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass along the Kenedy shoreline. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE :  Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp in 3–4 feet of water. Black drum, redfish and sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp. Flounder are fair to good on the spoils along the ICW on Gulps.

PORT ISABEL :  Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp on the edge of the ICW. Trout are good on the edge of the spoils on live bait.


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