SUNDAY’S heavy rain might cause a damper on some anglers, but those bold and dedicated to hitting the water will have a variety of outlets filled with an abundance of variety. West Galveston Bay looks to be one of the hotter spots, although those interested in making the trip to Freeport will be rewarded as well.
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.