Fishing Reports for Week of January 20, 2010
Gulf Coast Region
Water Body Report
COLETO CREEK Water stained; 57 degrees (73 degrees at discharge); 0.02' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows in 10 – 16 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
NORTH SABINE Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and Stanley Ribbits. Trout are fair on the shorelines on Corkies and Catch 2000s.
SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp.
BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Waders have taken good trout in the mud and shell on topwaters and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.
FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Black drum are good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters in the afternoon 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 in Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.
PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.
ROCKPORT Redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.
PORT ARANSAS Redfish and black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.
CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small topwaters and spoons. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Redfish have been taken along the spoils on gold spoons and Gulps.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass holes. Working the edge of the Intracoastal has paid off as well. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes.
SOUTH PADRE Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are good in South Cullen Bay on Gulps.
PORT ISABEL Snook are fair in the Brownsville Ship Channel on free–lined shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp. Redfish are fair at Three Island on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks.
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