REDFISH ARE RUNNING strong throughout the area as the first weekend of the New Year will also see an abundance of trout from Bolivar to Port O’Connor. The weather – which bordered on miserable early in the week – will start a warming trend that will take temperatures near 70 degrees by the first part of next week. Bait varies from the reliable shrimp to soft plastics and Corkies. BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on slow–sinking plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. TRINITY BAY: Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. Catfish are good in the marsh on shad. EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Corkies and MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair in the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. TEXAS CITY: Sheepshead are fair around rock groins on live shrimp. Mangrove snapper and whiting are fair from the piers. FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair on shell on soft plastics. PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud in waist– deep water in San Antonio Bay. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains on soft plastics and slow–sinking plugs.