Texas saltwater fishing report: 12.19.13: Baffin Bay the place to be

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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 and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Waders have taken better trout on the Louisiana shoreline on slow–sinking plugs.

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

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet 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 Trout are fair for waders in the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY Redfish are good in Moses Lake on the outgoing tide on shrimp and mullet. Sand trout and sheepshead are good around the rocks on shrimp.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good 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 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 on soft plastics. Trout are fair in the guts and around shell on plastics.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and topwaters. Redfish are good at the mouths of drains.

Saltwater fishing conditions and catches across Texas

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

PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats 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 best on the edge of the flats on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies, Gamblers and Catch 2000s. Trout are fair to good in the guts along the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies. Redfish are good in the Land Cut on natural baits.

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 in the Brownsville Ship Channel on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks.

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  1. Im kind of new to salt water fishing. Im going to be surf fishing in Matagorda Tx this weekend. Do you have any tips for bait. there is always shrimp but it gets lost very easily. ive heard good things about crab.

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