HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – September 2018

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – September 2018
August 24, 2018
COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – September 2018
August 24, 2018

UPPER TEXAS COAST

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Chinquapin Reef
GPS: N 28 43.994, W 95 47.954
(28.7332, -95.7992)

Chinpaquin Reef

East Matagorda Bay: Chinpaquin Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Kendall Kersh
979-248-1871
[email protected]
www.puresaltadventures.com
Tips: “Shrimp migration begins in September which in turn causes the fish to school up and the birds will start working…biggest thing we are looking for.” Capt. Kersh

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Brown Cedar Flats
GPS: N 28 43.847, W 95 42.66
(28.7308, -95.7110)

East Matagorda Bay: Brown Cedar Flats

East Matagorda Bay: Brown Cedar Flats

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Kendall Kersh
979-248-1871
[email protected]
www.puresaltadventures.com
Tips: “Slicks … don’t cast right into the middle of the slicks. Fish could be 200-300 yards upend of the slick.” Capt. Kersh

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Drull’s Lump
GPS: N 28 42.354, W 95 47.37
(28.7059, -95.7895)

East Matagorda Bay: Drull’s Lump

East Matagorda Bay: Drull’s Lump

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Kendall Kersh
979-248-1871
[email protected]
www.puresaltadventures.com
Tips: “If you can catch a slick when it’s small, and it’s getting bigger, those fish are generally going to close to the slick.” Capt. Kersh

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Boggy Cut
GPS: N 28 44.043, W 95 49.658
(28.7341, -95.8276)

East Matagorda Bay: Boggy Cut

East Matagorda Bay: Boggy Cut

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Kendall Kersh
979-248-1871
[email protected]
www.puresaltadventures.com
Tips: “If the slick is not getting bigger in size, it’s probably and older slick.” Capt. Kersh

LOCATION: Galveston Bay
HOTSPOT: Helicopter Pad
GPS: N 29 26.41, W 94 48.9
(29.4402, -94.8150)

Galveston Bay: Helicopter Pad

Galveston Bay: Helicopter Pad

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Glenn Boyd
409-789-6225
[email protected]
www.boydsguideservice.com
Tips: “Before transitioning fish are on oil well pads, some in East Bay and some in lower Galveston Bay.” Capt. Boyd

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LOCATION: Galveston Bay
HOTSPOT: Old Pilings
GPS: N 29 25.06, W 94 48.48
(29.4177, -94.8080)

Galveston Bay: Old Pilings

Galveston Bay: Old Pilings

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Glenn Boyd
409-789-6225
[email protected]
www.boydsguideservice.com
Tips: “Paddle tail soft plastics with either a 3/8 or 1/2 oz. lead head…bounce it off the shell. The sound helps draw the fish.” Capt. Boyd

LOCATION: Galveston East Bay
HOTSPOT: Hanna’s Reef
GPS: N 29 28.92, W 94 43.656
(29.4820, -94.7276)

Galveston East Bay: Hanna’s Reef

Galveston East Bay: Hanna’s Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Glenn Boyd
409-789-6225
[email protected]
www.boydsguideservice.com
Tips: “Open reefs, but all the fish are moving back into East Bay, a little shallower” Capt. Boyd

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LOCATION: Galveston East Bay
HOTSPOT: Artificial Reef
GPS: N 29 30.733, W 94 39.9
(29.5122, -94.6650)

Galveston East Bay: Artificial Reef

Galveston East Bay: Artificial Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Glenn Boyd
409-789-6225
[email protected]omcast.net
www.boydsguideservice.com
Tips: Capt. Boyd’s favorite color in soft plastics is something having chartreuse in it.

 

MIDDLE TEXAS COAST

LOCATION: Corpus Christi Bay
HOTSPOT: Shamrock Cove
GPS: N 27 45.369, W 97 9.733
(27.7562, -97.1622)

Corpus Christi Bay: Shamrock Cove

Corpus Christi Bay: Shamrock Cove

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut Bait, Live Mullet or a gold spoon
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
Tips: “The trout should be found in 4-6 feet of water; redfish will be up shallow.” Capt. McParland

LOCATION: Port Aransas
HOTSPOT: Brown & Root Flats
GPS: N 27 51.164, W 97 5.812
(27.8527, -97.0969)

Port Aransas: Brown & Root Flats

Port Aransas: Brown & Root Flats

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut Bait, Live Mullet or a gold spoon
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
Tips: Free line around the islands with a piggy perch.

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LOCATION: Redfish Bay
HOTSPOT: Dagger Island
GPS: N 27 50.102, W 97 10.266
(27.8350, -97.1711)

Redfish Bay: Dagger Island

Redfish Bay: Dagger Island

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut Bait, Live Mullet or a gold spoon
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
Tips: If Capt. Jack is using soft plastic he prefers a strawberry bait plastic. “I don’t normally use the strawberry colors until fall.”

LOCATION: Upper Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Spoils along the Intracoastal
GPS: N 27 33.684, W 97 16.759
(27.5614, -97.2793)

Upper Laguna Madre: Spoils along the Intracoastal

Upper Laguna Madre: Spoils along the Intracoastal

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Shrimp under a popping cork or free lining live croaker
CONTACT: Capt. Adam Doelle
361-649-6509
[email protected]
Tips: Capt. Doelle will be fishing along the edges of sand or grass drop offs in waist deep water using free lined live croaker.

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LOCATION: Upper Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: King Ranch Shoreline
GPS: N 27 29.134, W 97 21.108
(27.4856, -97.3518)

Upper Laguna Madre: King Ranch Shoreline

Upper Laguna Madre: King Ranch Shoreline

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Shrimp under a popping cork or free lining live croaker
CONTACT: Capt. Adam Doelle
361-649-6509
[email protected]
Tips: Later on in the day he will focus on deeper water, targeting the drop-offs.

LOCATION: Redfish Bay
HOTSPOT: Estes Flats
GPS: N 27 56.541, W 97 5.944
(27.9424, -97.0991)

Redfish Bay: Estes Flats

Redfish Bay: Estes Flats

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut Bait, Live Mullet or a gold spoon
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
Tips: “I free line cut bait in sand pockets. If I do live finger mullet, I rig it Carolina style so it can’t swim off.” Capt. McPartland

 

 

LOWER TEXAS COAST

LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Holly Beach
GPS: N 26 4.83, W 97 14.87
(26.0805, -97.2478)

Lower Laguna Madre: Holly Beach

Lower Laguna Madre: Holly Beach

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Topwater artificials or soft plastic tails
CONTACT: Capt. Carlos Garcia
956-433-6094
[email protected]
Tips: “If you prefer to free line live shrimp, rig with a split shot, a treble hook and just let it glide into the current.” Capt. Garcia

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LOCATION: Baffin Bay
HOTSPOT: Rocky Slough
GPS: N 27 9.903, W 97 26.716
(27.1651, -97.4453)

Baffin Bay HOTSPOT: Rocky Slough

Baffin Bay: Rocky Slough

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Shrimp under a popping cork or free lining live croaker
CONTACT: Capt. Carlos Garcia
956-433-6094
[email protected]
Tips: “September starts the migration of redfish moving up shallow. Look for school of reds.”

LOCATION: Baffin Bay
HOTSPOT: Tide Gauge Bar
GPS: N 27 18.109, W 97 28.051
(27.3018, -97.4675)

Baffin Bay HOTSPOT: Tide Gauge Bar

Baffin Bay: Tide Gauge Bar

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Shrimp under a popping cork or free lining live croaker
CONTACT: Capt. Adam Doelle
361-649-6509
[email protected]
Tips: If fishing live croaker, move the bait every couple of minutes to keep it from moving into the grass.

LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Stover Point
GPS: N 26 12.191, W 97 17.702
(26.2032, -97.2950)

Lower Laguna Madre HOTSPOT: Stover Point

Lower Laguna Madre: Stover Point

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Topwater artificials or soft plastic tails
CONTACT: Capt. Carlos Garcia
956-433-6094
[email protected]
Tips: Redfish lures: topwaters, soft plastics, something with a nice red glitter in it.

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LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Cullen Bay Channel
GPS: N 26 15.812, W 97 17.166
(26.2635, -97.2861)

Lower Laguna Madre HOTSPOT: Cullen Bay Channel

Lower Laguna Madre: Cullen Bay Channel

SPECIES: Speckled Trout & Redfish
BEST BAITS: Topwater artificials or soft plastic tails
CONTACT: Capt. Carlos Garcia
956-433-6094
[email protected]
Tips: Speckled Trout lure picks: Super Spook in bone white. “I use a nice irky jerky retrieve…walking the dog.” Capt. Garcia

 

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