Texas Saltwater Fishing Report June 1997

Texas Saltwater Fishing ReportGALVESTON — Warm water and good salinity levels have brought normally offshore species close enough for pier fishermen to bring a few ling, bonito, and kingfish to the boards. Plenty of sharks should be available this time of year and with them the speckled trout will be running the beach front in excellent numbers. The bays also should be producing good to excellent numbers of specks and redfish along shorelines and over shell reefs. Topwater plugs early and late along the shorelines and soft plastic jigs over reefs should be the ticket. Texas Saltwater Fishing ReportSAN LUIS PASS — June is excellent for pier and beach fishermen frequenting the great pass. Plenty of action can be found with sharks, jack fish, big stingrays, and of course bull redfish. For the trout fishermen, this area promises to hold green water and plenty of trout for the taking. Close by Christmas Bay should continue to be excellent for waders both early and late. Topwater and weedless lures along with live shrimp are the way to go. FREEPORT — The surfside and Quintana jetties will be holding good numbers of speckled trout, panfish, redfish, sharks, and some offshore species this month. Live shrimp, finger mullet, and silver spoons should bring the best results. Offshore anglers will be targeting ling, kingfish, dolphin, and red snapper. Most of these fish will be found around offshore rigs at about 25 plus miles out. Trolling for all but snapper should be great. MATAGORDA — Offshore anglers running out from here are looking at a great year. Plenty of kings, ling, and even weed lines holding dolphin should be available. In the bays, trout should continue to be found along shorelines early and late then around shell in the more open bay areas. Soft plastics and live shrimp are your best bets for stringing together some quality speckled trout. And don’t forget the redfish population. It has been said that there are more redfish here than anywhere on the coast. A gold spoon thrown along a grassy shoreline in June is one way to find out. PORT O’CONNOR — This is probably one of the most passed over spots on the Texas Coast. More fishermen drive past this area on their way down south than one could possibly imagine. But maybe the regulars like it that way, I know I would. Fishing in this area during June is nothing short of hot, hot, hot. The fish are moving onto the flats and waders working topwater plugs and weedless jigs should be having a field day with big speckled trout and limits of redfish.

– Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide

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