Texas saltwater fishing report: 08.09.14: Drifting for trout, reds working

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Saltwater fishing conditions and catches across Texas
Saltwater fishing conditions and catches across Texas

From Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reports

NORTH SABINE Trout are good while working slicks and shad. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Trout are good while drifting scattered shell on plastics. Trout are good at the near shore rigs on finger mullet.

BOLIVAR Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, sand trout, whiting and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, redfish and croaker are good at the spillway on live bait. Trout are fair to good at the wells on plastics and live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are good on live bait around the Ship Channel. Trout are good around slicks and reefs on soft plastics.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp and finger mullet. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live shrimp.

TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

FREEPORT Trout are good at San Luis Pass and the jetties on shrimp and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs in streaky water. Redfish are good while wading the shorelines with small topwaters.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good in the back reaches of the bay on mud and shell on live shrimp. Trout are good in the surf.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide. Offshore is good for ling and kingfish. A few tarpon have been showing at the jetty. Trout are good in the surf.

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 in skinny water.

PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling. Tarpon have been showing on the beach.

CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on live shrimp and croakers. Trout are fair around Emmords Hole on piggy perch and croakers. Trout are good in the surf on croakers.

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Bass Assassins and Gamblers. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut at night under lights.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Trout and redfish are fair while wading spoil islands on topwaters. Offshore is good for amberjack, kingfish and ling. Tarpon have been caught off the beach.

SOUTH PADRE Trout are good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp while drifting the grass beds. Snook are good in South Bay on live shrimp and small Super Spooks. Tarpon are good around the pass and at the jetty early in the morning and late in the evening.

PORT ISABEL Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on small topwaters and live shrimp in Airport Cove and while making long drifts.

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