GALVESTON — The mid-bay reefs, of East Galveston Bay, are producing fair to good numbers of speckled trout in the 27 inch range. Most of these fish are being caught, on B&L Sea Slugs in both pearl/chartreuse and strawberry/white, while drifting reefs and other structure. South shoreline action includes excellent trout fishing on topwater plugs such as Storm’s ThunderStick, B&L Corky, and Jumpin’ Minnows. MATAGORDA — East Matagorda Bay is giving anglers some true trophy trout fishing. Several specks in the 5 pound and up range have recently been caught along the south shoreline on live croaker, finger mullet, and broken-back Redfins. Flounder continue to fill stringers along the cuts and Intra-Coastal Canal. The flat fish are hitting best on live finger mullet and mud minnows worked along the edges of the cuts on a slip weight rig. Redfish also continue to supply fishermen with plenty of action. The south and East shoreline flats have been holding good numbers of reds. Broken-back Redfins and pearl/chartreuse or Green Corkys have been the best producers of full limits of Matagorda redfish. PORT O’CONNOR — Redfish are the catch of the day in Port O’Connor these days. Live and fresh dead shrimp pitched into the pot holes, among the grass, or 1/4 ounce gold Triple Chance spoons worked just across the top of the same grass have all been producing limits of good quality reds. Trout seem to be a little scattered, but they should be showing, in greater numbers, very soon. ROCKPORT — With the heat rising, lighted piers are the place to be in Rockport. Reefs and other structures are holding fair to good numbers of specks which may be caught on a wide variety of lures, but the nightime fishing, under the lights, is incredible. Shad and shrimp tails, in a glow pattern, seem to be accounting for most of the nighttime fish, however live shrimp and finger mullet will also produce quality fish.
– Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide