HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – November 2018

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – November 2011
October 24, 2018
COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – November 2018
October 24, 2018

UPPER TEXAS COAST

LOCATION: Sabine Lake
HOTSPOT: Black Bayou
GPS: N 29 59.866, W 93 45.182
(29.9978, -93.7530)

Sabine Lake HOTSPOT: Black Bayou

Sabine Lake: Black Bayou

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: MirrOlure Provoker soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Bill Watkins
409-673-9211
[email protected]
www.fishsabinelake.com
TIPS: “We will probably have a cold front or two in November pushing the water out. The majority of the shrimp will leave the marsh to go into the bigger bayous, rivers and the lake, and we will be working birds a lot in November.” Capt. Watkins

LOCATION: East Galveston Bay
HOTSPOT: Deep Reef
GPS: N 29 30.802, W 94 40.581
(29.5134, -94.6764)

East Galveston Bay HOTSPOT: Deep Reef

East Galveston Bay: Deep Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Soft Plastics with 1/4 ounce jig head
CONTACT: Capt. Paul Marcaccio
281-788-4041
[email protected]
www.gofishgalveston.com
TIPS: Capt. Paul’s favorite soft plastic colors … Chicken on a Chain, Limetreuse and Fire Tiger. The orange tail on the Fire Tiger seems to light up the fish in the wintertime.

LOCATION: East Galveston Bay
HOTSPOT: Richard’s Reef
GPS: N 29 31.429, W 94 45.323
(29.5238, -94.7554)

East Galveston Bay HOTSPOT: Richard’s Reef

East Galveston Bay: Richard’s Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Soft Plastics with 1/4 ounce jig head
CONTACT: Capt. Paul Marcaccio
281-788-4041
[email protected]
www.gofishgalveston.com
TIPS: “November is a great month to fish the birds as they point out feeding specks.” Capt. Marcaccio

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Oyster Farm Drain
GPS: N 28 44.406, W 95 42.09
(28.7401, -95.7015)

East Matagorda Bay HOTSPOT: Oyster Farm Drain

East Matagorda Bay: Oyster Farm Drain

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Pink One Knocker topwater, pink Corkies and White Ice Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Peyton Arrison
832-600-9801
[email protected]
www.shells2scales.com
TIPS: “Fish flats between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.…. fish tend to stay more in the mud that is warmed by the sun.” Capt. Arrison

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Brown Cedar Flats
GPS: N 28 44.145, W 95 42.444
(28.7358, -95.7074)

East Matagorda Bay HOTSPOT: Brown Cedar Flats

East Matagorda Bay: Brown Cedar Flats

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Pink One Knocker topwater, pink Corkies and White Ice Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Peyton Arrison
832-600-9801
[email protected]
www.shells2scales.com
TIPS: Capt. Arrison prefers to wade fish in November. Look for structure … a log lying in the water, drop offs, guts, even a prop wash.

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Northwest Pocket
GPS: N 28 40.992, W 95 56.311
(28.6832, -95.9385)

East Matagorda Bay HOTSPOT: Northwest Pocket

East Matagorda Bay: Northwest Pocket

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Pink One Knocker topwater, pink Corkies and White Ice Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Peyton Arrison
832-600-9801
[email protected]
www.shells2scales.com
TIPS: “Along the south shoreline of East Matagorda Bay look for grass and bait.” Capt. Arrison

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Three Mile
GPS: N 28 38.642, W 95 55.534
(28.6440, -95.9256)

East Matagorda Bay HOTSPOT: Three Mile

East Matagorda Bay: Three Mile

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Pink One Knocker topwater, pink Corkies and White Ice Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Peyton Arrison
832-600-9801
[email protected]
www.shells2scales.com
TIPS: “Fishing soft plastics…let the soft plastic sit on the bottom, bounce it off the bottom, let it sink, twitch a few times…slow retrieve.” Capt. Arrison

LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay
HOTSPOT: Boiler Bayou
GPS: N 28 38.642, W 95 53.772
(28.6440, -95.8962)

East Matagorda Bay HOTSPOT: Boiler Bayou

East Matagorda Bay: Boiler Bayou

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Pink One Knocker topwater, pink Corkies and White Ice Down South soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Peyton Arrison
832-600-9801
[email protected]
www.shells2scales.com
TIPS: “Topwaters … slow retrieve, Walk the Dog; Corkies … fish the water column, starting at the bottom and work your way to the top…remember where the bite was.” Capt. Arrison

LOCATION: Galveston Trinity Bay
HOTSPOT: Moses Lake
GPS: N 29 26.808, W 94 55.712
(29.4468, -94.9285)

Galveston Trinity Bay HOTSPOT: Moses Lake

Galveston Trinity Bay: Moses Lake

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Soft Plastics with 1/4 ounce jig head
CONTACT: Capt. Paul Marcaccio
281-788-4041
[email protected]
www.gofishgalveston.com
TIPS: “Slicks … Keep in mind the wind is pushing the slick. Where it started is where the fish are, not where it ends up.” Capt. Marcaccio

LOCATION: Galveston Trinity Bay
HOTSPOT: Gas Wells
GPS: N 29 42.984, W 94 43.14
(29.7164, -94.7190)

Galveston Trinity Bay HOTSPOT: Gas Wells

Galveston Trinity Bay: Gas Wells

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Soft Plastics with 1/4 ounce jig head
CONTACT: Capt. Paul Marcaccio
281-788-4041
[email protected]
www.gofishgalveston.com
TIPS: “Shrimp are returning to the shorelines where they originally migrated out of. Each succeeding cold front pushes the shrimp further into the mud back in the marshes.” Capt. Marcaccio

LOCATION: Galveston West Bay
HOTSPOT: Campbell Bayou
GPS: N 29 20.139, W 94 53.694
(29.3357, -94.8949)

Galveston West Bay HOTSPOT: Campbell Bayou

Galveston West Bay: Campbell Bayou

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Soft Plastics with 1/4 ounce jig head
CONTACT: Capt. Paul Marcaccio
281-788-4041
[email protected]
www.gofishgalveston.com
TIPS: “Fish the ambush points on coves, the outside of a point of the cove. Drive your boat into the back of the cove and then wade out to these points.” Capt. Marcaccio

 

MIDDLE TEXAS COAST

LOCATION: Aransas Bay
HOTSPOT: Traylor Island
GPS: N 27 55.995, W 97 4.494
(27.9333, -97.0749)

 Aransas Bay HOTSPOT: Traylor Island

Aransas Bay: Traylor Island

SPECIES: Speckled Trout and Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut or live mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: Capt. McPartland concentrates his fishing efforts on redfish on flats, water 4 1/2 feet or shallower.

LOCATION: Aransas Bay
HOTSPOT: Super Flats
GPS: N 27 54.669, W 97 2.196
(27.9112, -97.0366)

Aransas Bay HOTSPOT: Super Flats

Aransas Bay: Super Flats

SPECIES: Speckled Trout and Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut or live mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: “It doesn’t matter if I’m fishing live or dead mullet. I free line everything as long as the wind allows.” Capt. McPartland

LOCATION: Corpus Christi Bay
HOTSPOT: Shamrock Cove
GPS: N 27 45.437, W 97 9.717
(27.7573, -97.1620)

Corpus Christi Bay HOTSPOT: Shamrock Cove

Corpus Christi Bay: Shamrock Cove

SPECIES: Speckled Trout and Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut or live mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: “Sand pockets … You should be able to distinguish light and dark green patches in the flats. The light green are sand pockets.” Capt. McPartland

LOCATION: Redfish Bay
HOTSPOT: Stedman’s Reef
GPS: N 27 52.982, W 97 7.483
(27.8830, -97.1247)

Redfish Bay HOTSPOT: Stedman’s Reef

Redfish Bay: Stedman’s Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout and Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut or live mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: “If it’s too windy I like a Texas Rig on the mullet.” Capt. McPartland

LOCATION: Redfish Bay
HOTSPOT: Outside Dagger
GPS: N 27 50.664, W 97 9.149
(27.8444, -97.1525)

Redfish Bay HOTSPOT: Outside Dagger

Redfish Bay: Outside Dagger

SPECIES: Speckled Trout and Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cut or live mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
[email protected]
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: “Always target the grass and sand pockets. The only time I don’t target sand pockets is if I’m on flats with real short grass, where it doesn’t matter.” Capt. McPartland

LOWER TEXAS COAST

LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Peyton’s Bay
GPS: N 26 26.122, W 97 22.352
(26.4354, -97.3725)

Lower Laguna Madre HOTSPOT: Peyton’s Bay

Lower Laguna Madre: Peyton’s Bay

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Live Mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Dave Edwards
956-524-3002
www.spifishingtrips.com
TIPS: Capt. Edwards says in November he is using live mullet rigged like a lure.

LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Green Island
GPS: N 26 23.538, W 97 19.465
(26.3923, -97.3244)

Lower Laguna Madre HOTSPOT: Green Island

Lower Laguna Madre: Green Island

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Live Mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Dave Edwards
956-524-3002
www.spifishingtrips.com
TIPS: “Cut the tail off and put a hook into the nose area. Cast it out, lower my rod tip down and take us the slack line.” Capt. Edwards

LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: South Bay
GPS: N 26 1.707, W 97 10.613
(26.0285, -97.1769)

Lower Laguna Madre HOTSPOT: South Bay

Lower Laguna Madre: South Bay

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Live Mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Dave Edwards
956-524-3002
www.spifishingtrips.com
TIPS: “You won’t feel the hit, but all of a sudden you will start to feel pressure on the line as he pulls the bait down.” Capt. Edwards

LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: South Padre Island
GPS: N 26 10.713, W 97 11.107
(26.1786, -97.1851)

Lower Laguna Madre HOTSPOT: South Padre Island

Lower Laguna Madre: South Padre Island

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Live Mullet
CONTACT: Capt. Dave Edwards
956-524-3002
www.spifishingtrips.com
TIPS: “The retrieve … It looks like a dying mullet…comes up, and then drops back down, comes up and drops back down. You want to use the freshest dead mullet you can find.” Capt. Edwards

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