Our weekly guide to action at favored angling spots by Brandon C. Williams
No reason to doubt about abundance of trout.
THE WEATHER has been conducive for another run on trout for local anglers and is strongest at Bolivar and Trinity Bay. Those closer to Galveston can hit either end of the bay along with Texas City, where trout is abundant throughout the dike.
North Sabine: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Trout are good in the river on live shad and Gulps.
South Sabine: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters when the water clears. Redfish are good in the marsh and under birds.
Bolivar: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are good at Rollover Pass in the evening on the outgoing tide.
Trinity Bay: Trout are good for while working deep shell around the wells on MirrOlures Lil’ Johns and Bass Assassins. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs and in the marsh.
East Galveston Bay: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on live bait and glow plastics. Trout are good on the south shoreline on She Dogs and Corkies.
West Galveston Bay: Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good on MirrOlures and live shrimp at San Luis Pass. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish in state waters.
Texas City: Trout are fair to good on April Fool’s Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Trout are good in the ship channel on live bait and plastics.
Freeport: Trout are good in the surf and at the jetty on live shrimp and croakers. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.
East Matagorda Bay: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell when the winds allows. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Sand trout are good over deep reefs on shrimp.
West Matagorda Bay: Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on Gulps and live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake.
Port O’connor: Trout and redfish are fair to good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.