THANKSGIVING DAY’S TAME FORCASTS WILL BE a forgotten memory on Saturday evening as a cold front is expected to bring temps to more seasonal levels. That means speckled trout will thrive throughout the area.
Trinity Bay: Good. 64 degrees. Falling water temps have the speckled trout action heating up. Bird activity good. Speckled trout on live shrimp under popping cork and soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on live mullet, soft plastics and topwater and are found along the north shoreline. The flounder bite is excellent on live mullet.
East Galveston Bay: Good. 64 degrees. Flounder bite are along the ICW spoils and drains. Redfish good along the north shoreline by the wildlife refuge on soft plastics. Speckled trout action is good under birds. Catfish are slow.
West Galveston Bay: Very good. 64 degrees. Jones Lake good for redfish drifting live shrimp under popping cork and soft plastics. Flounder excellent around San Luis pass on live shrimp. Speckled trout are good under birds using live shrimp, soft plastics and topwaters also in the pass. Catfish is slow due to migratory patterns.
Texas City: GOOD. Redfish are good on soft plastics. Flounder are excellent on live shrimp or minnow around Seawolf. Speckled trout are good along the levee and Mosquito Island. Black drum is good on blue crab or shrimp.
Freeport: Very good. The redfish and speckled trout bite are good in Bastrop and Christmas Bay. Flounder good along ICW drains and marsh using live mullet. Bull reds good at mouth of Brazos river on live bait.
East Matagorda Bay: GOOD. 67 degrees. Speckled trout has picked up with the favorable colder weather. They are caught on live shrimp under popping cork and soft plastics, mainly in the flats. Redfish are very good on chunking plastics or live shrimp. Flounder are good on soft plastics like down south, red or white in color.
West Matagorda Bay: GOOD. 67 degrees. Bird activity good. Speckled trout on live shrimp under popping cork and soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on live mullet, soft plastics and topwater. The flounder bite is excellent on down south plastic in red or white color.
Port O’Connor: GOOD. 65 degrees. Slightly stained. Trout are excellent on a combination of live or fresh baits such as shrimp or crab in the shallow sand bars. Redfish are very good in back bays on live shrimp. Tarpon are very good on mullet or pinfish. Flounder are good on minnows or mullet and croakers in vegetation.