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Texas Salt Water Fishing Report


04/01/2016 – J. W. Snyder – SW Fishing News

 

Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Most of the north end of the lake is fresh.
SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are fair to good at the jetty on live shrimp. Redfish are fair on the surf on crabs.
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 The Trinity River continues to pump freshwater in the bay from recent rains. Most of the bay is fresh.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good on the south shoreline on 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. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.
TEXAS CITY Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout and black drum are good on the reefs on live shrimp.
FREEPORT Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on live bait. Sand trout, trout, redfish and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and at the jetties. Bull redfish are good just off the beach on sardines.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair to good over deep shell on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair for drifters in the back lakes on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for waders tossing Down South Lures and Soft–Dines. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.
PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout, black drum and redfish are good at the jetty on mullet.
ROCKPORT Trout 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 on the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs.
PORT ARANSAS Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, trout and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Red snapper are good in state waters.
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 channels on crabs. Trout are good in Oso Bay on topwaters for kayakers.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good over sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Gamblers, Down South Lures and topwaters. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp and soft plastics.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are good around the spoil islands and channel edges on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp cracked blue crabs.
PORT ISABEL Trout are good while wading bars and guts on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp while wading back bays.

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