Texas Saltwater Fishing Report August 1996

Texas Saltwater Fishing ReportGALVESTON — This could be one of the best years for tarpon, king fish, and many other offshore species most of us have ever seen. The high salinity levels are drawing these fish, in incredible numbers, closer to shore. In fact ddon’t be surprised if you hook a king or ling from the jetties or possibly from one of the many piers which dot the Galveston beachfront. As for the bays, Trinity is seeing one of its better years for speckled trout and redfish. The absence of flood waters, bringing freshwater runnoff into the bay, has helped to bring Trinity Bay back into shape for a great late summer or early fall. Texas Saltwater Fishing ReportFREEPORT — As with the rest of the Texas Coast, Freeport is facedd with some extremely high salinity levels along the beachfront. This has and will continue to create unbelievable action along the jetties and the surf. Waders working the surf on early morning trips can expect to find trout and redfish moving along the beach in numbers we’ve only heard about. Sun rise waders finding the surf calm should be able to continue getting limits of quality specks on topwater plugs, spoons, and soft plastics. MATAGORDA — Finding speckled trout and redfish during the month of July was not a problem for anglers in this area and it should continue so through August. Grass flats, shallow shorelines, and the calm clear surf will continue to be great for fishermen working live bait and artificials. Offshore should also remain as strong as it is up and down the coast. Tarpon fishing along the beachfront and kings, snapper, ling, and an occassional sailfish slightly further out. ROCKPORT — Look for things to stay as excellent as they have been all year. Speckled trout and redfish numbers have been incredible on lures and live bait. Waders working towater plugs, Corkys, and shad tails around reefs and grass beds have been having a great time and will continue to enjoy themselves on through August.

– Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide

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