>Humble Channel Hot for a Variety of Fish
>Trophy Trout in Baffin
>Land Cut is Quiet
The report from the Humble Channel at Red Dot Pier is good.
The fishermen on the pier are catching Black Drum in the 26” to 50”
range. They are being caught on sealice, crabs, and live shrimp.
Redfish from 28” to 36” are being caught on live shrimp and Fishbites.
Lots of Gafftop are being caught on dead shrimp. Speckled Trout from
17” to 28” are being caught on perch and live shrimp. There is a lot of
Sand Trout being caught on shrimp and Flounder from 15” to 18” being
caught on D.O.A. and Gulp soft plastics. Big Trout continue to be
caught along the King Ranch shoreline and in Baffin Bay by waders using
soft plastics. Not many reports are being received from the Land Cut.
>Estes Flats Giving Up Nice Trout and Reds
>Copano Bay Loaded with Trout
>San Antonio Bay Producing Black Drum
Estes Flats has been producing some good Trout in the mid to
upper twenties and quite a few Reds in the slot. Drifting is the most
productive using either live shrimp under a rattling float or any kind
of artificial bait, primarily soft plastics. These can be used under a
float as well. Try a Mansfield Mauler. Copano Bay is loaded with
Trout. The only problem is that they are mostly under the 15” minimum
length. You can pluck out a few keepers, but not many. Again, live
shrimp or soft plastics are the best offerings. San Antonio Bay still
has the best overall fish action, with Black Drum filling up the boxes.
Catches of Trout have been reportedly coming in from the spoils along
the Intracoastal Waterway. Shrimp and plastics are the main ticket. Go
to the back end of St. Charles Bay and look for openings of the lakes
and creeks and most likely you will find good numbers of Drum, and a few
>Lots of Black Drum in San Antonio Bay
>Some Trout Also Being Caught
>Most Productive Season for Reds
Anchoring up with a Carolina rig, dead
shrimp and a good attitude is putting anglers on scores of Black Drum in
San Antonio Bay. This has been the best season of Black Drum fishing in
years. Speckled Trout in the 6-7 pound class have been fooled on wade
fishermen’s lines while using top water lures in bone color. Redfish are
really schooling up making for one of the most productive seasons in
many years. Look for stained water in area back lakes over mud and
grass. Chumming with cut mullet scraps is a good trick to fool these Red