REEL ‘EM IN – Our weekly guide to action at favored angling spots by Brandon C. Williams
Texas City seeing red(fish) with its fishing outlook
AS OCTOBER arrives, trout continue to run strong throughout the area’s fishing spots, but redfish are starting to make their abundance felt, especially in Texas City and West Galveston Bay. The weather will remain warm and sunny, making it tempting to take a day off from work and be with nature…and a good rod and reel.
Bolivar: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Lil’ Johns and Gamblers. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
Trinity Bay: Redfish are fair on live bait around the reefs and in the marsh. Redfish are fair to good at the spillway on live bait.
East Galveston Bay: Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and live bait. Trout are fair on the shorelines for waders on topwaters, soft plastics and Corkies.
West Galveston Bay: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Tarpon have been showing along the beachfront. Redfish are good in the back lakes on natural baits.
Texas City: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on reefs in Dickinson Bayou on shrimp.
Freeport: Bull redfish are fair to good on live bait on the Surfside beach. Black drum and redfish are good on the reefs in Bastrop Bay.
East Matagorda Bay: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout are fair for waders on the shorelines on small topwaters and Corkies.
West Matagorda Bay: Flounder are fair to good on the shorelines for giggers and waders. Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Shell Island.