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Great reports form al the areas not affected from IKE...

From the TPWD fishing report for 9-24-08

BOLIVAR The peninsula was devastated by Hurricane Ike and is not deemed inhabitable.

TRINITY BAY Black water continues to drain from the marsh. A few redfish were taken near the mouth of the river on Gulps and soft plastics. Warning: A low-lying power line is crossing Red's Bayou about four feet above the water and is hard to see. Mariners should beware. The line is about half-mile from the mouth of the bayou leading to the bay.

EAST GALVESTON BAY There is no access to East Bay from Bolivar. Few anglers have ventured to the bay since the storm.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Officials are not allowing boats to launch from Galveston as a security measure against looting.

TEXAS CITY The Texas City Dike received damage and anglers are not being allowed access.

NORTH SABINE Water remains off-colored. A few redfish have been taken in the marsh on small topwaters.
SOUTH SABINE Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and shrimp. Water has been off-colored in the lake.

FREEPORT Bull redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA Fishing has been fair at best. East winds have muddied the bay. Redfish are fair to good while wading tight to the shoreline on gold spoons and small topwaters.

MATAGORDA Trout are fair on the south shoreline of West Bay over sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Trout Killers. Redfish are good in Oyster Lake on live shrimp.

PORT O'CONNOR Redfish are good in the back lakes on small topwaters and live shrimp under a popping cork. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, finger mullet and live shrimp.

ROCKPORT Bull redfish are fair to good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Redfish have been taken in the back lakes on natural baits and topwaters.

PORT ARANSAS Bull redfish are good in the surf on crabs, finger mullet, cut bait and fresh table shrimp. Redfish are good for wader around the East Flats on topwaters and soft plastics under popping corks.

CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good from the piers at night on live bait. Redfish are fair to good in the lakes on live shrimp under a popping cork.

BAFFIN BAY Good catches of trout have been taken under lights at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp and glow plastics. Trout are fair around the rocks on soft plastics and topwaters.

PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are good in the surf around East Cut on mullet and other natural baits. Redfish are good for sight-casters tossing to schools of fish roaming the flats.

SOUTH PADRE Trout and redfish are fair to good for waders working the grass beds on small topwaters. Rough surf has made it tough to target tarpon at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair while drifting sand and grass on soft plastics under popping corks. Redfish are schooling on the flats and best on DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp under a popping cork.
 
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