Fishing report for April 15-22

Catch and release is encouraged

VICTORIA, Texas — Speckled trout and redfish can be found around the ICW on top-waters or shrimp under a cork in East Matagorda Bay. In West Matagorda Bay, wading and drifting have produced good results. Redfish can be found over the rocks on live shrimp. Speckled trout will be chasing mullet and are best on live shrimp. In Port O’Connor, speckled trout and redfish are good and have been in the backwater flats. In Rockport, speckled trout and redfish are best on shrimp and can be in the deep cuts, drop-offs, and near the flats and reefs. Catch and release is encouraged at this time. Good luck and be safe out there.