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HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – June 2019

UPPER TEXAS COAST

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
LOCATION: Galveston Bay
HOTSPOT: North Jetty
GPS: N 29 21.352, W 94 43.15
(29.3559, -94.7192)

Galveston Bay; North Jetty

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Rat Tail Bass Assassin soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams
713-256-9260
www.galvestonfishingguides.com
TIPS: Croaker fished on the bottom next to the deeper reefs should catch trout.
• • •
LOCATION: Galveston Bay
HOTSPOT: Moses Lake
GPS: N 29 26.808, W 94 55.712
(29.4468, -94.9285)

Galveston Bay; Moses Lake

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Rat Tail Bass Assassin soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams
713-256-9260
www.galvestonfishingguides.com
TIPS: Fish the lower portions of Galveston Bay in June. “The trout are moving in from the Gulf.”

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

Galveston East Bay; Deep Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Rat Tail Bass Assassin soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams
713-256-9260
www.galvestonfishingguides.com
TIPS: Wade the eastern and both sides, north and south of East Bay.

LOCATION: Galveston Trinity Bay
HOTSPOT: Van-Ta-Un Flats
GPS: N 29 32.794, W 94 45.805
(29.5466, -94.7634)

Galveston Trinity Bay; Van-Ta-Un Flats

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Rat Tail Bass Assassin soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams
713-256-9260
www.galvestonfishingguides.com
TIPS: Capt. Williams’ favorite colors are strawberry/white, chartreuse or Limetreuse.

LOCATION: Galveston Trinity Bay
HOTSPOT: Levee Flats
GPS: N 29 26.614, W 94 54.316
(29.4436, -94.9053)

Galveston Trinity Bay; Levee Flats

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Rat Tail Bass Assassin soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams
713-256-9260
www.galvestonfishingguides.com
TIPS: “Probably one of the most overlooked lures is the Johnson Sprite Silver and Gold Spoons. They work good in the surf and wading the Bays.”

LOCATION: Galveston Trinity Bay
HOTSPOT: Dollar Reef
GPS: N 29 26.339, W 94 52.356
(29.4390, -94.8726)

Galveston Trinity Bay; Dollar Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Rat Tail Bass Assassin soft plastics
CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams
713-256-9260
www.galvestonfishingguides.com
TIPS: “Gold for Reds and Silver for Speckled Trout”

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

Sabine Lake; Sabine Channel

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Live baits such as mullet or croaker
CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams
713-256-9260
www.galvestonfishingguides.com
TIPS: “Beginning in April and May the water temp is edging to 70 degrees, By June it will be in the 80s with all the fish moving up the Pass into the Lake. Free line live mullet or croaker in the channel for trout.” Capt. Williams

 

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MIDDLE TEXAS COAST

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
LOCATION: Copano Bay
HOTSPOT: West Copano Shoreline
GPS: N 28 7.346, W 97 10.014
(28.1224, -97.1669)

Copano Bay; West Copano Shoreline

SPECIES: Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cracked crab or frozen shrimp
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
treblejcharters.com
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: Capt. McPartland uses a 6/0 circle hook. “If I can’t get close enough to the fish free lining without using a weight, then I will add a jig head, 1/16-1/8 oz. to get a little more distance.”
• • •
LOCATION: Redfish Bay
HOTSPOT: Morris Cummings Cut
GPS: N 27 52.851, W 97 6.661
(27.8809, -97.1110)

Redfish Bay; Morris Cummings Cut

SPECIES: Black Drum
BEST BAITS: Cracked crab or frozen shrimp
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
treblejcharters.com
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: “If the fish are in the cut, you’ll see the pods of fish pop up. If you aren’t seeing any fish, move off to the flats or spoils.” Capt. McPartland

LOCATION: Redfish Bay
HOTSPOT: Brown & Root Flats
GPS: N 27 51.236, W 97 6.344
(27.8539, -97.1057)

Redfish Bay; Brown & Root Flats

SPECIES: Redfish
BEST BAITS: Cracked crab or frozen shrimp
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
treblejcharters.com
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: “Where you find them is usually away from the boat traffic.” Capt. McPartland

LOCATION: San Antonio Bay
HOTSPOT: Shell Reef
GPS: N 28 12.0932, W 96 47.155
(28.2016, -96.7859)

San Antonio Bay; Shell Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastic shrimp tails
CONTACT: Capt. Nathan Beabout
210-452-9680, 210-391-6518
nmsaguide.com
nmsportsmansadventures.com
TIPS: “If the wind is light, fish the reefs in San Antonio Bay; If wind is blowing hard, fish a protected shoreline” Capt. Beabout

LOCATION: San Antonio Bay
HOTSPOT: Bird Island Reef
GPS: N 28 16.356, W 96 44.035
(28.2726, -96.7339)

San Antonio Bay; Bird Island Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastic shrimp tails
CONTACT: Capt. Nathan Beabout
210-452-9680, 210-391-6518
nmsaguide.com
nmsportsmansadventures.com
TIPS: The marshes in the back of bay can be good for redfish, if you mind wading the muddy bottom.

LOCATION: San Antonio Bay
HOTSPOT: Panther Reef
GPS: N 28 14.684, W 96 42.771
(28.2447, -96.7129)

San Antonio Bay; Panther Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastic shrimp tails
CONTACT: Capt. Nathan Beabout
210-452-9680, 210-391-6518
nmsaguide.com
nmsportsmansadventures.com
TIPS: Capt. Beabout’s favorite soft plastic colors are Pumpkin Seed, Victorious Secret, and Blue Moon.

LOCATION: San Antonio Bay
HOTSPOT: Panther Reef
GPS: N 28 13.634, W 96 41.834
(28.2272, -96.6972)

San Antonio Bay; Panther Reef

SPECIES: Redfish
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastic shrimp tails
CONTACT: Capt. Nathan Beabish
210-452-9680, 210-391-6518
nmsaguide.com
nmsportsmansadventures.com
TIPS: For redfish, Capt. Beabout will have a bone/silver topwater or a gold spoon.

LOCATION: San Antonio Bay
HOTSPOT: Halfmoon Reef
GPS: N 28 20.274, W 96 46.347
(28.3379, -96.7725)

San Antonio Bay; Halfmoon Reef

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Down South soft plastic shrimp tails
CONTACT: Capt. Nathan Beabout
210-452-9680, 210-391-6518
nmsaguide.com
nmsportsmansadventures.com
TIPS: Jig head size is 1/8 oz. “It lets the lure to sink slowly, fluttering on the way to the bottom…draws strikes on the drop.” Capt. Beabout

LOCATION: Upper Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Pita Flats
GPS: N 27 35.066, W 97 17.658
(27.5844, -97.2943)

Upper Laguna Madre; Pita Flats

SPECIES: Black Drum
BEST BAITS: Cracked crab or frozen shrimp
CONTACT: Capt. Jack McPartland
361-290-6302
treblejcharters.com
www.treble-j-charters.com
TIPS: “Drum can be found just about everywhere in the bays…from Carlos to Ingleside, around reefs, flats or deep drop offs.” Capt. McPartland

 

 

LOWER TEXAS COAST

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: Dunkin House
GPS: N 26 18.034, W 97 17.808
(26.3006, -97.2968)

Lower Laguna Madre; Dunkin House

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Popping Cork with Gulp as bait
CONTACT: Capt. Joe Prado
956-357-1301
TIPS: Capt. Prado usually can count on the Duncan House area to produce some good catches of trout. “Anytime it’s blowing, it’s time for the popping cork.”
• • •
LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: South Cullen Bay
GPS: N 26 13.652, W 97 17.573
(26.2275, -97.2929)

Lower Laguna Madre; South Cullen Bay

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Popping Cork with Gulp as bait
CONTACT: Capt. Joe Prado
956-357-1301
TIPS: In clear water, he likes Gulp in Pearl White or New Penny. If the water is stained, he will switch to a Root Beer, Chartreuse or Purple Chartreuse.

LOCATION: Lower Laguna Madre
HOTSPOT: South Cullen Bay
GPS: N 26 12.528, W 97 18.381
(26.2088, -97.3064)

Lower Laguna Madre; South Cullen Bay

SPECIES: Speckled Trout
BEST BAITS: Popping Cork with Gulp as bait
CONTACT: Capt. Joe Prado
956-357-1301
TIPS: He also will throw the Kelly Wiggler soft bait if he thinks the fish need to see a different type of bait.

 

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