Texas saltwater fishing report: 02.20.13

By on February 18, 2013
Black drum are a sought after species in Texas saltwater fishing

From Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reports

NORTH SABINE Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Sheepshead are fair to good around the rocks.

SOUTH SABINE Redfish are fair on the edge of the channel on mullet. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp.

BOLIVAR Trout are fair on the south shoreline on slow–sinking plugs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY Trout are fair for drifters working deep shell on the upper end of the bay on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Corkies and MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair over deep shell in the afternoon on plastics. Oversized black drum are fair to good at the jetty and in channel.

TEXAS CITY Sheepshead are fair around rock groins on live shrimp. Mangrove snapper and whiting are fair from the piers.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are fair on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp and soft plastics over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair on shell and grassy shorelines on soft plastics and live shrimp

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains on soft plastics and live shrimp.

ROCKPORT Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats and in California Hole on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good around Pelican Island on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.

CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair to good in Oso Bay on Gulps, topwaters and soft plastics.

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Catch 2000s. Trout are fair to good in the guts along the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies, Bass Assassins and Gamblers.

PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are fair to good on DOA Shrimp and Gulps under a popping cork around grass holes. Trout are fair to good on mud along the edge of the ICW on Corkies and MirrOlures.

SOUTH PADRE Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL Redfish are fair to good in Cullen Bay on live shrimp and Gulps. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps.

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