SE Texas Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report
Last updated 5/18/2021 at 12:23pm
Compiled by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department SE Texas Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report
Overall conditions: GOOD. 74 degrees. The best speckled trout fishing are along the shorelines or the jetties. Use a jig or soft plastics. Redfish are best around the jetties, the ship channel, or in the shallow marsh areas. Mullet, mud minnows, or jigs and soft plastics will work. Black drum are good near vegetation on shrimp. Flounder are fair around rocks on minnow.
GOOD. 76 Degrees. Speckled trout have been good near the bridge as well as along the surf. Redfish are in the pass and are good on shrimp or soft plastics. Black drum are good around vegetation or structure on crab or shrimp. Flounder are fair around the rocks on shrimp.
GOOD. 74 degrees. Wade fish the shorelines with artificial baits or drift the open bay over shell reefs & wells from the boat for speckled trout and redfish. Flounder are fair on minnow around the rocks.
East Galveston Bay
FAIR. 73 degrees. Speckled trout and Redfish will be found in the surf and around the jetties best using shrimp. Black drum are good in the channels on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp.
West Galveston Bay
FAIR TO GOOD. 77 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout are found in the surf, along the shorelines, and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around the jetties using shrimp. Black drum are caught using shrimp or crab around structures or vegetation.
GOOD. 75 degrees. Redfish are fair over the flats on live shrimp. Flounder are good on live bait around the jetties and around the rocks. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on shrimp. Black drum are good on blue crab around vegetation. Sheepshead are good around the dike on mullet.
GOOD. 77 degrees. Redfish will be found along the flats or shoreline and are best on shrimp. Speckled trout are fair on shrimp in the shallow water in less than 3 feet. Sheepshead will be found around the oyster reefs and are good on live bait. Flounder are good around the rocks on mullet. Black drum are good on blue crab, slow bouncing off the bottom around vegetation.