East Matagorda Bay
GOOD. 85 degrees. Redfish and flounder are good at the Oyster Farm and at Three Mile Reef bass assassins or live bait. The shallow shoreline south of the reef can be good for gigging flounder. Look for speckled trout and redfish where the reef drops off into deeper water. Look for bait activity as a clue as to where the fish will be.
West Matagorda Bay
GOOD. 85 degrees. Wading remains to be the best method to beat the heat. Sand and grassy shorelines along this side of the bay have held scattered catches of speckled trout on topwaters and soft plastics or shrimp. Black drum are fair on blue crab above grass. Redfish are good on live bait and will be around reefs. Flounder are good on shrimp around the rocks.
GOOD. 85 degrees. Speckled trout are over mid-bay structure and also along the shorelines. The fishing pier is great for redfish, speckled trout, and flounder on shrimp. Back Lakes have been solid for redfish using shrimp.
GOOD. 85 degrees. Redfish are good using topwaters in black or white/red color in the bay. Speckled Trout are good on shrimp under a popping cork and are being found along the shoreline or around structure. Flounder have been good on minnow around the piers. Black drum are fair above the grass on crab.
GOOD. 84 degrees. The jetty and pier have been great spots all around. Redfish are good on shrimp under a popping cork which will stimulate fish activity or soft plastics. Speckled trout are good on shrimp, KWigglers ball tail, and top waters. Black drum are fair on shrimp or crab and will most likely be in the deep water transitions.
GOOD. 84 degrees. Speckled trout is plentiful in the surf or the flats and best on shrimp. Bob Hall Pier is a great spot for redfish, trout, black drum, and flounder. If the surf is green, try live shrimp under a float. In stained water use shrimp for black drum and redfish.
VERY GOOD. 88 degrees. North of the causeway has been busy with trout using croaker. Redfish have been great on cut mullet. White Bluff is a tride and true spot. The northern end of Mother Lagoon in the shallow water is a great spot. The darker colors will perform best when the water is dirty. Flounder are good on live bait or artificials around the rocks.
GOOD. 86 degrees. Trout are showing on the flats with grass in the deeper water throwing kwiggler ball tail,and top water . Reds are shallow and are hitting gold spoons, kwiggler paddle tail and top water. Red snapper good when you can get out.
GOOD. 80 degrees. Speckled trout are plentiful near the surf on spoons, MirrOlures, topwater plugs and soft-plastic tails work best in the clear/green water. Holly Beach and the jetties are great locations to fish for redfish or black drum using live shrimp.
GOOD. 82 degrees. Long bar is a great area for wade fishing. Speckled trout are located in the lower Laguna Madre. They can also be found in the shallow water over grass and are best on live baits. Redfish will be found along the shorelines. Sheepshead are good on mullet around rocks. Flounder are good on mullet. Black drum are fair on blue crab in the deep water transitions.