THE WEATHER WILL BE favorable going into the next week for anglers. A mild cooldown will led water temperatures into the mid-to-upper 70s, with Bolivar expected to crack the 80-degree mark. Overall, the area is filled with redfish and speckled trout, with Texas City strong with black drum and sheepshead.
Sabine Lake: Overall conditions: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Water clarity; Stained. Fishing the mouths of the bayous along the eastern shoreline will yield some speckled trout, redfish, and flounder on artificial lures. Also, fishing under the birds is a promising method during October. The jetties will have a few speckled trout, but the redfish will be in bigger numbers.
Bolivar: GOOD. 78-80 Degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are in the cut and the surf on shrimp. Black drum are good on crab. Lots of male Flounder are moving through the pass and are good on minnow. Sheepshead are slow.
Trinity Bay: GOOD. 76-77 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are good around Robinson Bayou on soft plastics. Flounder is best around rocks on minnow. The north and northwest shoreline is a great area year-round due to the generating station. The cooling canal flows into the north side.
East Galveston Bay: GOOD. 78 degrees. Deep Reef, Hanna’s Reef, and Pepper Grove are great spots for speckled trout on small topwaters. The Bull Red Run has been the best spot for bull reds. Small speckled trout will be found under the birds. Sheepshead are fair along the rocks and piers on shrimp.
West Galveston Bay: GOOD. 78-79 degrees. Speckled trout are great on small topwaters or soft plastics around Confederate Reef. The shell reefs around the ICW and San Luis Pass are great for speckled trout and redfish on shrimp under a cork. Flounder are good in back lakes.
Texas City: GOOD. 77 degrees. Unchanged. Bull reds are strong around the dike, and fresh-cut mullet is the best bait. Redfish and speckled trout are still excellent along the shoreline on shrimp under a popping cork or soft plastics. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks. Black drum are good on blue crab around deep structure or vegetation. Sheepshead are fair around the rocks on mullet.
Freeport: GOOD. 77 degrees. Unchanged. Redfish and speckled trout are plentiful in the back lakes and bays on live shrimp under popping cork or mullet. Black Drum and Sheepshead are good on live shrimp under popping cork around the reefs. Flounder are fair along the drains on mullet.
East Matagorda Bay: GOOD. 78 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are good around Chinquapin Reef on down south soft plastics. Black drum are good using Bass Assassins around vegetation or deep structure.
West Matagorda Bay: GOOD. 78 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are good on soft plastics around the grass and sand bottoms early in the morning. Switch to soft plastics as the sun comes up. The north shoreline is great for redfish on live shrimp or mullet.
Port O’Connor: GOOD. 78-79 degrees. The jetties are busy with speckled trout on super spook junior, soft plastics, or minnow. Black drum are good on crab around vegetation or structure. Flounder is fair on minnow around the jetties.