Our weekly guide to action at favored angling spots by Brandon C. Williams
Seeing red(FISH) throughout the area
THE FIRST weekend of the new month will see a rise in the hot spots for redfish, yet trout continues to be available at almost any fishing point in the area. Perhaps the best spot for diversity will be in West Galveston Bay, although Texas City will also be a good place to stop.
North Sabine: Redfish are good under rafts of shad on Gulps. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.
South Sabine: Trout are fair at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair on live bait at the mouths of bayous. Trout are good under birds in the lake and in the surf.
Bolivar: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout, sand trout and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.
Trinity Bay: Trout are fair for drifters working deep shell pads on Gamblers, Lil’ Johns and Bass Assassins. Trout, redfish and croaker are fair at the spillway on live bait.
East Galveston Bay: Trout are fair for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse, glow and plum Gamblers, Lil’ Johns and Bass Assassins. Trout are fair on live bait on the reefs around the Ship Channel.
West Galveston Bay: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are fair at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. 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. Trout are fair to good at Dollar Reef on live bait.
Freeport: Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on
shrimp, MirrOlures and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay. Red snapper are good offshore.
East Matagorda Bay: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp
over mid–bay reefs when the wind allows. Redfish are fair in the
middle of the bay on live shrimp near slicks when
the wind allows. Trout are good in the surf.
West Matagorda Bay: Trout are fair on
sand and grass on soft plastics and
topwaters. Redfish are fair in the
back reaches of the bay on mud
and shell on live shrimp.
Trout are good in the surf.