GALVESTON — Surf action increases along the beachfront in August. Waders throwing MirrOlures, live shrimp, B&L Corkys, and just about any other saltwater bait you can think of, recently found the beachfront water flat and clear. All those who made the trip during this period of about three days caught limits of speckled trout in the 2 to 3 pound range. Look for these condtions to occur several times in August as the wind lays and the tides cooperate by bringing the clear water to the beach. FREEPORT — Offshore fishing is going full guns in August. Kingfish, ling, red snapper, and dolphin are the mainstays this month, but tarpon, sharks, and amberjack certainly will be running a close race. Trolling around oil rigs and anchored shrimp baots is a sure fire way to find your limit of kings. Or trolling along any floating debris should locate at least some schoolie sized dolphin. MATAGORDA — The surf and south shoreline of East Matagorda Bay is a must for anglers searching speckled trout and redfish action. Live finger mullet or broken-back Storm ThunderSticks work well amoung the grass flats that dot this shoreline. Live and fresh dead bait cast into the surf this month should bring you into close contact with at least a few different species of sharks and possibly a few bull reds as well. ROCKPORT — Working the “pot holes” and shorelines with live croaker, shrimp, or finger mullet is a sure way of landing at least a couple of good sized speckled trout in August. Waders throwing topwater plugs and shad tails along protected shorelines should also find plenty of action with trout and redfish. Nighttime is a good time for working plastics and live shrimp under lights around piers and docks for smaller trout. CORPUS CHRISTI — Live croaker or piggy perch are the best baits for this area if you’re looking for trophy speckled trout in the hottest month of the year. However, soft plastic lures, broken-backs, and walking style baits will also work along the grass covered flats and shorelines. Offshore is also good in South Texas during August. Billfish and tarpon are the big draws with kings and dolphin following closely behind.
– Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide