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Freeport, TX is a solid spot for anglers offering all sorts of fishing opportunities. This charming city, known for its rich maritime heritage and natural beauty, has become a go-to destination for those looking to cast their lines into the abundant waters of the Texas coast. Be sure to check out our blog on the top places to fish near Freeport.

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Redfish

Redfish are abundant in the coastal waters of Freeport. They can be found near grassy flats, oyster reefs, and marshes. They feed on shrimp, crabs, and small fish. Redfish are known for their strong fight and are often caught using live or cut bait. They can be caught year-round, but spring and fall are considered prime seasons.

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Speckled Trout

Speckled Trout are prized game fish in Freeport. They inhabit bays, channels, and grass flats. These fish primarily feed on shrimp, mullet, and other small baitfish. Early morning and late afternoon are usually the best times to catch them. They are more active in cooler months, particularly during spring and fall.

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Flounder

Flounder are bottom-dwelling fish found in the coastal waters and estuaries around Freeport. They are ambush predators that lie camouflaged on the seabed and feed on shrimp, mullet, and other small fish. Flounder can be caught year-round, but they are more active during fall months and are often targeted at night.

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Black Drum

Black Drum are commonly found in the shallow waters and near structure like jetties and piers. They have a diet that includes crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. These fish can be caught throughout the year, but they tend to be more active during warmer months. They are known for their size and fighting ability.

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Sheepshead

Sheepshead are known for their distinctive vertical stripes and sharp teeth. They are often found around pilings, jetties, and other structures. Sheepshead have a varied diet that includes barnacles, crabs, and shrimp. They can be caught year-round, but they are more active during cooler months, such as fall and winter.

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King Mackerel

King Mackerel are highly migratory fish found in the offshore waters near Freeport. They are fast swimmers and feed on schools of baitfish such as mullet and menhaden. King Mackerel are most commonly caught during summer and fall months when they move closer to the coast.

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel are similar in appearance to King Mackerel but are smaller in size. They are found nearshore in schools, often pursuing baitfish. Spanish Mackerel can be caught throughout the year but are more abundant during summer and fall. They are known for their speed and aggressive strikes.

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Snapper

Snapper species are prized for their delicious meat and are found in offshore waters near reefs, wrecks, and structures. Red Snapper and Mangrove Snapper are two common species targeted by anglers. They feed on a variety of fish, shrimp, and crabs. Snapper fishing is regulated and typically opens during specific seasons.

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Cobia

Cobia are migratory fish often found nearshore and offshore. They are known for their strength and can be found around buoys, wrecks, and platforms. Cobia have a diverse diet that includes crabs, small fish, and squid. Spring and early summer are considered prime seasons for catching Cobia.

Tarpon

Tarpon are large and powerful game fish that migrate along the Texas coast. They are typically found inshore near channels, passes, and flats. Tarpon feed on baitfish and can be caught using live or artificial lures. Tarpon fishing is most productive during

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