Black Drum Fishing Reports

Fishing reports from Matagorda, Texas, Early October 2022

Fishing report from Chad K. in Matagorda, Texas. Book a trip with Captain Chad here.

    If you haven’t given fall bay fishing a try, you are missing out on a fun and fruitful time! Fishing around the oyster beds, breaks, and drop-offs for trout, redfish, or flounder, using MirrOlures, Gulp, or shrimp. For black drum and redfish, fish by the birds. Look for seagulls working and fish will follow. Lots of undersized trout and plenty of slot reds.

Fishing report from Joe S. in Corpus Christi, Texas. Book a trip with Captain Joe here.

    Reds are running

Fishing report from Mike S. in Galveston, Texas. Book a trip with Captain Mike here.

    The Trophy Bull Reds have been off the chain the last couple of weeks!!

Fishing report from Robert M. in Biloxi, Mississippi. Book a trip with Captain Robert here.

    After The Big Rains!!!! Inshore bite was bad just for a couple of days after the end of August monsoonal rains.... Had a few catches of blue cats and bass down the bay.... The bite and the salt water bounced back very quick tho and it’s been strong since..actually we’ve had no rain since that last week of August!!! The water is nice and salty now!! Sheepsheads showed up a lil early when the salt water came back. Some biggins too!!!! A large nice variety of fish-flounder, speckle trout, black and red drum etc...Still a lot of different fish in the bays. Out on the 4 hour fishing trips we offer its a catch a minute!! Fast action for sure!
    After The Big Rains!!!! Inshore bite was bad just for a couple of days after the end of August monsoonal rains.... Had a few catches of blue cats and bass down the bay.... The bite and the salt water bounced back very quick tho and it’s been strong since..actually we’ve had no rain since that last week of August!!! The water is nice and salty now!! Sheepsheads showed up a lil early when the salt water came back. Some biggins too!!!! A large nice variety of fish-flounder, speckle trout, black and red drum etc...Still a lot of different fish in the bays. Out on the 4 hour fishing trips we offer its a catch a minute!! Fast action for sure!
    After The Big Rains!!!! Inshore bite was bad just for a couple of days after the end of August monsoonal rains.... Had a few catches of blue cats and bass down the bay.... The bite and the salt water bounced back very quick tho and it’s been strong since..actually we’ve had no rain since that last week of August!!! The water is nice and salty now!! Sheepsheads showed up a lil early when the salt water came back. Some biggins too!!!! A large nice variety of fish-flounder, speckle trout, black and red drum etc...Still a lot of different fish in the bays. Out on the 4 hour fishing trips we offer its a catch a minute!! Fast action for sure!
    After The Big Rains!!!! Inshore bite was bad just for a couple of days after the end of August monsoonal rains.... Had a few catches of blue cats and bass down the bay.... The bite and the salt water bounced back very quick tho and it’s been strong since..actually we’ve had no rain since that last week of August!!! The water is nice and salty now!! Sheepsheads showed up a lil early when the salt water came back. Some biggins too!!!! A large nice variety of fish-flounder, speckle trout, black and red drum etc...Still a lot of different fish in the bays. Out on the 4 hour fishing trips we offer its a catch a minute!! Fast action for sure!

Fishing report from Michael M. in Galveston, Texas. Book a trip with Captain Michael here.

    Reds and trout are good on live shrimp and popping corks over shell and reds along shorelines..

Fishing report from Sid H. in Matagorda, Texas. Book a trip with Captain Sid here.

    Redfish have been most productive on a falling tide. We're finding them coming out of the back marsh. When we're able to get out to the surf it has be lights out. Been using a mix of artificial and live bait.

Fishing report from Tom M. in Orange Beach, Alabama. Book a trip with Captain Tom here.

    Redfish have finally showed up in good numbers! Mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel are as long as the water stays warm.

Fishing report from Richard C. in Galveston, Texas. Book a trip with Captain Richard here.

    Fishing has been ok, using shrimp under a popping corks and super high tides early morning

Fishing report from Heath S. in South Padre Island, Texas. Book a trip with Captain Heath here.

    Fishing has been good on artificial baits, trout, and flounder along the Intracoastal waterway. Redfish have started showing up in schools on the flats and are eating artificial and fresh cut bait.

Fishing report from Hunter B. in Oak Hill, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Hunter here.

    The bull redfish are in! The mullet run is in full swing and the bite has been pretty hot from the flats to the beach. We are targeting bull redfish on the flats with light tackle in some areas and there is a consistent bull red bite in the inter coastal and around the jetties. Some snook are in the mix and a good number of tarpon are crashing amongst the schools of mullet. Back in the flats schools of small 5-10 pound black drum are present and they should be consistent throughout the fall.
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