Fishing Report:


South Texas Fishing


Author: Fred PEREZ

July 2019 South Texas Fishing Report

North Sabine

Trout are fair to good in the middle of the lake over rafts of shad. Redfish are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Trout are good under birds.

South Sabine

Trout are fair to good in 3–5 feet of water and around the jetty rocks on Down South Lures. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on topwaters.BolivarTrout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

Trinity BayTrout 

are for drifters working shell pads and deep reefs on Gamblers, Lil Johns and Bass Assassins. Redfish and trout are fair to good at the spillway on shrimp. The Trinity River is beginning to clear.

East Galveston Bay

Trout are fair on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on mid–bay reefs on plastics and croakers.

West Galveston Bay

Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Kingfish, ling, red snapper and sharks are good offshore.Texas CityTrout are fair on the channel reefs on croakers. Sand trout are fair on fresh shrimp off the piers.

Freeport

Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Kingfish, red snapper and ling are good offshore.

East Matagorda Bay

Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair along the south shoreline while wading with croakers and shrimp.

West Matagorda Bay

Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and croakers.

Port O'connor

Trout and redfish are good on Down South Lures and Hogies over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of bayous on the outgoing tide. Trout and bull redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp.

Rockport

Trout are fair on free–lined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good in the holes around Estes Flats on piggy perch and mullet.

Port Aransas

Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for sharks, red snapper, ling and kingfish.

Corpus Christi

Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the guts and on the edges of reefs on the outgoing tide on shrimp.Baffin BayTrout are good while wading in mud and grass on Gamblers, Bass Assassins and She Pups. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good while drifting with topwaters at Rocky Slough.

Port Mansfield

Trout are fair on topwaters and soft plastics under corks around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sand flats on live shrimp.

South Padre

Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Trout and Spanish mackerel are fair to good at the jetty on live bait.

Port Isabel

Snook are fair to good in South Bay while wading with plastics. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Red snapper, kingfish and ling are good offshore.


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