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Last updated 6/21/2022 at 7:37pm



Gulf Coast Region Week of June 15, 2022

Sabine Lake

GOOD. 82 degrees. High salinity levels in the lake is bringing in the bait fish. Redfish are in the ICW on rock piles, points and drops 15-25 feet of water biting on live shrimp under a popping cork, and red shad swimbaits with a quarter ounce jigs. Speckled trout are good in ICW and Texaco Islands in 14-25 feet of water using morning glory chartreuse or red shad 4-5 inch swimbaits. Neches river is good for redfish in 25 feet of water. Bessie Heights holding slot redfish and speckled trout on the flats, cuts, points and drops-offs. North Levy along the rocks to second pike topwater swimbaits producing trout. Pleasure Island has a good early morning topwater bite for speckled trout bite, and a good bite in the evening high tide using morning glory chartreuse swimbaits and live shrimp under a popping cork.Report by Captain Randy Foreman, Captain Randy’s Guide Service Sabine Lake.

Bolivar

GOOD. 84 degrees. Goat Island holding redfish using Carolina rigged live mullet, artificials, or live shrimp under a popping cork. Trout, redfish, and sheepshead are good against the rocks with live shrimp under a popping cork or a Carolina rigged with croaker. West beach holding small shark and lady fish with the occasional redfish or trout fished on the bottom. East beach as the green water gets closer look for nice speckled trout, redfish and pompano right off the second sandbar. Biting on Carolina rigged croaker with the chatter rattle. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.

Trinity Bay

GOOD. 86 degrees. Protected areas of the bay are holding a mix of speckled trout, redfish, sheepshead and black drum. Fish are being caught close to structure with live shrimp working the best. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.

East Galveston Bay

GOOD. 86 degrees. Scattered catches of speckled trout in the open bay, under diving seagulls. Soft plastic lure working the best. Winds as of late not allowing the opportunity to fish open bay reefs. Protected shorelines coughing up a few trout and redfish. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.

Galveston Bay

GOOD. 85 degrees. Protected shoreline areas near Moses Lake and Eagle Point holding some speckled trout biting best on live croaker or shrimp. Redfish Island holding a few trout and black drum, biting on live shrimp. Open bay is rough and off-colored. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.

West Galveston Bay

GOOD. 88 degrees. Galveston Causeway Bridge and Railroad Bridge holding decent speckled trout with the best bite on live croaker. The rock groins at Campbell's Bayou and Shoal Point holding some trout with the occasional redfish on live shrimp. Those still wading the protected shorelines in west Galveston Bay with live croakers are catching their fair share of trout and redfish. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing.

Texas City

GOOD. 84 degrees. Offshore fishing has been put on hold, except for those boats and anglers brave enough to fish the rough seas. Good snapper being caught, along with a few kingfish. Catches in the Galveston jetties have mostly consisted of redfish and black tip sharks. Fresh dead shad and mullet has been the beast bait. A scattering of speckled trout are showing up near the north Galveston jetty boat cut. Free lined live shrimp working the best. Report by Captain David Dillman, Galveston Bay Charter Fishing. Catches of redfish and trout in Dickinson Bay between the 146 bridge and Top Water. Fish under slicks or birds with live shrimp under a popping cork. Moses Lake holding trout and redfish over reefs under slicks. Some trout being caught at gas wells off Dickinson shore and Eagle Point with Carolina rigged croaker. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.

Freeport

GOOD. 84 degrees. Redfish are good in the San Luis Pass with live mullet, croaker or shrimp. Trout are good at the bridge using mullet, shrimp and live croaker. Lady fish are fun to catch in the pass and good to use for bait. River is good for flounder, redfish, trout and drum. Report by Captain Jake Brown, Flattie Daddy Fishing Adventures.

East Matagorda Bay

FAIR. 84 degrees. Strong southern winds continue to be gusty, but days with good weather the bite is great for trout and redfish. Redfish are in the jetties with live shrimp under a popping cork or artificials. Undersized catches of trout with croaker. Report by Captain Charlie Paradoski, Captain Charlie Paradoski’s Guide Service.

West Matagorda Bay

GOOD. 84 degrees. Strong southern winds continue to be gusty, but days with good weather the bite is great for trout and redfish. Redfish are in the jetties with live shrimp under a popping cork or artificials. Undersized catches of trout with croaker. Colorado river holding redfish biting on diving artficials, live shrimp uner a popping cork. Report by Captain Charlie Paradoski, Captain Charlie Paradoski’s Guide Service.

Port O'Connor

GOOD. 83 degrees. Trout are good using live croaker in 2-4 feet of water. Redfish are slow on live shrimp and sardines. Black drum are good on dead shrimp. Whitings and sharks are good with dead shrimp. Gafftop bite is about finished. Report by Captain Marty Medford, Captain Marty’s Fish of a Lifetime Guide Service.

Rockport

GREAT. 82 degrees. Redfish are great in 2-6 feet of water in sand pockets on menhaden. Drifting with soft plastics is also working well. Trout are good in 2-6 feet of water on live shrimp and soft plastics. Drum are good in 2-6 feet of water on dead shrimp. Waders are finding good success on trout and redfish in the early morning on live bait and plastics. Report provided by Damian Hubbs, Mathis Bait Co.

Port Aransas

GOOD. 84 degrees. Redfish Bay holding trout and redfish. Trout are in California Hole and in front of Steadman's Reef on croaker. Behind Steadman’s Reef redfish are in the potholes on cut mullet. Report by Captain Doug Stanford, Pirates of the Bay Fishing Charters.

Corpus Christi

SLOW. 83 degrees. Trout are good up to 24 inches off the wells free-lining croaker when the winds are down. Redfish off Berry Island with cut mullet. Report by Captain Doug Stanford, Pirates of the Bay Fishing Charters.

Baffin Bay

GOOD. 81 degrees. Fishing is on fire when the weather allows. Trout and redfish are good on croaker and artificials. Report provided by Gilbert Barrera, Baffin Bay Hunting and Fishing.

Port Mansfield

FAIR. 82 degrees. Winds are back which is keeping the water a little murky and floating grass in play. However, trout and redfish are still being caught in 2-4 feet of water on ball tails and 4-inch paddle tails. When the winds back down fishing improves overall, and topwaters such as the Mansfield Knockers produce well. Report by Captain Wayne Davis, Hook Down Charters.

South Padre

GOOD. 82 degrees. The weather is hot and the wind is blowing. Numbers of mangrove snapper at the end of Brownsville Channel, Old Causeway and South jetties. Black drum are in the channel at south bay. A few slot trout on Mexiquita Flats. Trout and redfish are good drifting along the west side of long bar. Gas well flats holding some slot trout and redfish, but expect a lot of undersized trout mixed in. If the wind is up and the channel clears the ICW at Three Islands holding trout and some flounder. Be safe out there.Stay safe out there. Report by Captain Lou Austin.

Port Isabel

GOOD. 82 degrees. The weather is hot and the wind is blowing. Numbers of mangrove snapper at the end of Brownsville Channel, Old Causeway and South jetties. Black drum are in the channel at south bay. A few slot trout on Mexiquita Flats. Trout and redfish are good drifting along the west side of long bar. Gas well flats holding some slot trout and redfish, but expect a lot of undersized trout mixed in. If the wind is up and the channel clears the ICW at Three Islands holding trout and some flounder. Be safe out there.Stay safe out there. Report by Captain Lou Austin.

 

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