Reel ’em in / Our weekly guide to action at favored angling spots
THE “COLD FRONT” that is expected to arrive on Monday will make the fishing trip feel somewhat seasonal. While there’s no rush for anglers to pull out longer sleeves, the brief respite from the heat and humidity will see various forms of trout running throughout the area, including West Galveston Bay, which has a run on sheepshead and black drum.
Bolivar: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
Trinity Bay: Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. Flounder are fair on the shorelines on Gulps.
East Galveston Bay: Trout are fair to good while wading with topwaters. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Gulf trout are fair in the channel on shrimp.
West Galveston Bay: Bull redfish are good on the beachfront on crabs, mullet and table shrimp. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good on deep shell on the lower end of the bay.
Texas City: Gulf trout and sand trout are good on fresh shrimp around the dike. Bull redfish are good on the end of the dike on natural baits.
Freeport: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Bull redfish are good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. Redfish are good at the jetties on natural baits.
East Matagorda Bay: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good in Lake Austin on live shrimp.
West Matagorda Bay: Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp.