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Crossroads weekly fishing report

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 12, 2013 at 3:12 a.m.


• NORTH SABINE: Trout are good while working slicks and shad. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

• SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Trout are good while drifting scattered shell on plastics. Trout are good at the rigs on finger mullet and croaker.

• BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on live shrimp and topwaters. Trout, sand trout, whiting and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

• TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair to good at the wells on plastics and live bait. Redfish are best around mud boils.

• EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on live shrimp and plastics. Trout are good on croakers in the Ship Channel and over reefs.

• WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp and finger mullet. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live shrimp. Kingfish, dorado, amberjack and sharks are good offshore.

• TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

• FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass and the jetties on shrimp and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay. Trout are fair to good in the surf on live bait and topwaters. Kingfish, dorado, ling and amberjack are good offshore.

• EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs. Redfish are good around slicks on Gulps under a popping cork. Waders have taken good catches of trout on live bait.

• WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters around the jetties. Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake and around Shell Island on live shrimp.

• PORT O'CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide.

• ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet in skinny water.

• PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling. Trout are fair to good in the surf on live shrimp and croakers.

• CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good on small topwaters and Gulps while wading guts and dropoffs in Oso Bay.

• BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good on topwaters and croakers around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Gulps and croakers. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut at night under lights on glow plastics.

• PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Trout and redfish are fair while wading spoil islands on topwaters and Gulps.

• SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp and Gulps while drifting the grass beds. Snook are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp, Gulps and piggy perch. Trout, redfish and tarpon have been found at the jetty.

• PORT ISABEL: Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on Gulps and live shrimp while making long drifts over sand and grass.

Compiled by Bink Grimes

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