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Texas Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report May 6 2020
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Texas Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report May 6 2020

Texas-Parks

Sabine Lake

Overall conditions: GOOD. 78-79 degrees. Water clarity: Stained.

Trinity Bay

GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Wade fishing shorelines with artificial baits or drift fishing the open bay over shell reefs & wells from the boat for speckled trout and redfish. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks.

East Galveston Bay

GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish and Speckled trout will be found in the surf and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead will be located primarily around the jetties on shrimp.

West Galveston Bay

GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish and Speckled trout will be found in the surf and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp.

Texas City

GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish are good over the flats on live shrimp. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow around the jetties. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on shrimp. Black drum are excellent on blue crab. Sheepshead are very good around the dike.

Freeport

GOOD. 77 degrees. Water clarity is excellent. Black drum are good on shrimp or blue crab, slow bouncing off the bottom. Redfish will be found along the flats and are best on shrimp- on windier days, look for them to be along the shoreline. Speckled trout are good on shrimp in the shallows. Sheepshead are around the oyster reefs. Flounder are good around the rocks on mullet.

East Matagorda Bay

GOOD. 77 degrees. Trout are good in shallow water over mud on shrimp or soft plastics. Black drum are good on blue crab around structures or vegetation. Redfish are good on soft plastics around the reefs and shorelines.

West Matagorda Bay

GOOD. 76 degrees. Wading and drifting remain to be the best methods. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Speckled trout are excellent along the shallow shoreline or around flats on shrimp. Redfish are good on live shrimp. Flounder are good on shrimp around the rocks.

Port O’Connor

GOOD. 76-77 degrees. Trout and redfish are good on down south lures with red/white and a black spoon. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Flounder are good around the jetties on shrimp or minnow. Sheepshead are good near the jetty on live shrimp.

Rockport

GOOD. 80 degrees. Mostly clear. Redfish are very good, using small white shrimp or finger mullet around the flats and edges. Trout are excellent on mullet or shrimp and are around the shoreline. Flounder have been good on mullet around Laguna Reef Pier and Rockport wall. Black drum are excellent and will around grass beds- blue crab or shrimp are best baits.

Corpus Christi

GOOD. 81 degrees. Redfish are very good on live mullet on a jighead in the shallows. Speckled trout are still good and found around Tide Gauge bar on darker colored paddle tailsor. Flounder are good on mullet or shrimp around the rocks. Black drum are fair on crab and shrimp near the jetty and around structure.

Baffin Bay

VERY GOOD. 81 degrees. It is still holding good trout, redfish, and flounder. They will most likely be found in the shallow water, less than 4 feet. The darker colors will perform best when the water is dirty. The flats have been holding good slot reds on the Eastside, and good solid trout are around the Los Corrallos area. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks.

Port Mansfield

GOOD. 80 degrees. Trout and redfish are good on the flats around the pipeline and weather station using topwater, kwiggler ball tail, and willow tail and live shrimp. Also flounder and reds in the east cut. On the kwiggler soft plastics, remember to use the ball tail in deeper water and willow tails in the shallows. Keep what you need and release the rest.

South Padre

GOOD. 82 degrees. Mullet and shrimp baits have proven to be tremendous or artificials in natural colors. Speckled trout are best in deeper water transitions and are good on soft plastics. Redfish are in the shallows along the grass flats. Large amounts of black drum will be in deeper water and are best on blue crab.

Port Isabel
GOOD. 78 degrees. Trout can be found in the grass flats around the Laguna Madre and are good on shrimp. Redfish will be found in shallow water around the grass flats and are best on shrimp. Sheepshead are good on mullet around rocks. Flounder are good on fresh shrimp or mullet. Jack crevalle are good on live mullet. Black drum are good on blue crab and shrimp around.