South Bay in the Lower Laguna Madre
GPS Coordinates N 2601.771' W 9711.048'
 

South Bay is a very shallow bay south of Port Isabel. The western side of the bay contains many oyster reefs. This area is good for trout and redfish from March through November. Sometimes snook can be found in this area. South Bay can be reached by taking State Highway 4 out of Brownsville and then driving north up the beach.

This area is good for wade fishing. Wade fishing can be very rewarding but can also can be dangerous for the inexperienced angler. Watch out for holes, drop-offs, soft bottoms, oyster shells and stingrays.

A history of fishing reports for South Bay. Maybe you can find a seasonal pattern or a bait or technique that has worked in the past.

Jun-03-09 Good numbers of redfish and trout have come from the shallows in South Bay.
May-27-09 Good numbers of redfish and trout have come from the shallows in South Bay and Mexiquita flats.
May-20-09 Snook are fair to good in South Bay on DOA Shrimp.
May-06-09 Redfish are fair in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.
Apr-29-09 Snook are fair to good in South Bay on DOA Shrimp.
Apr-22-09 Redfish are fair at Mexiquita Flats and South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.
Apr-08-09 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Apr-01-09 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Mar-18-09 Black drum are good in South Bay and in the deep channels leading to the Gulf.
Mar-11-09 Black drum are good in South Bay.
Nov-12-08 Snook are good in South Bay on live shrimp and shrimp imitations.
Nov-05-08 Snook are good in South Bay and around the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp.
Oct-22-08 Snook are good in South Bay and around the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp.
Oct-15-08 Snook are good in South Bay on live shrimp and shrimp imitations.
Oct-08-08 Snook are good in South Bay and around the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp.
Oct-01-08 Snook are fair in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and glow DOA Shrimp.
Sep-10-08 Snook are fair in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and glow DOA Shrimp.
Sep-03-08 Snook are fair in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and glow DOA Shrimp.
Aug-27-08 Snook are fair in South Bay on live shrimp and glow DOA Shrimp.
Aug-20-08 Snook are fair in South Bay on live shrimp and glow DOA Shrimp.
Aug-13-08 Snook are fair in South Bay and around the jetty.
Jul-23-08 Snook are good on topwaters and DOA Shrimp in South Bay and at the mouth of drains on the falling tide.
Jul-16-08 Snook are fair to good on topwaters in South Bay and at the jetty.
Jul-09-08 Snook are fair to good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp in South Bay and at the jetty.
Jul-02-08 Snook are fair to good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp in South Bay.
Jun-25-08 Snook are fair to good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp in South Bay.
Jun-18-08 Snook are fair to good on shrimp and DOA Shrimpin South Bay.
Apr-30-08 Trout and redfish are good in South Bay on live shrimp and Gulps.
Apr-23-08 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and red shad Trout Killers, Sand Eels, Stanley Wedgetails and Bass Assassins.
Apr-02-08 Trout, redfish and black drum are fair to good on live mullet and shrimp in South Bay.
Mar-05-08 Redfish are fair to good on shrimp in the South Bay.
Feb-20-08 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on gold spoons and finger mullet.
Jan-30-08 Redfish, black drum and flounder are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp and mud minnows.
Jan-23-08 Trout and redfish are fair in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and red/white Hogies, Bass Assassins and Trout Killers.
Jan-09-08 Trout are fair in South Bay on shrimp and red shad Trout Killers, Sand Eels and Bass Assassins.
Jan-02-08 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on plum Bass Assassins, Hogies, Trout Killers, Sand Eels, live shrimp and gold spoons.
Dec-26-07 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on plum Bass Assassins, Hogies, Trout Killers, Sand Eels, live shrimp and gold spoons.
Dec-19-07 Trout are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Dec-12-07 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on gold spoons and finger mullet.
Nov-28-07 Trout, snook and redfish are fair to good at the jetty and in South Bay on live shrimp and glow/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Trout Killers.
Oct-31-07 Snook are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp and finger mullet.
Oct-24-07 Redfish are good in South Bay on live finger mullet and She Dogs.
Oct-17-07 Redfish are good in South Bay on live finger mullet and She Dogs.
Sep-19-07 Snook are good on shrimp in South Bay.
Aug-29-07 Snook are good in South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp.
Jun-27-07 Snook are good in South Bay on soft plastics and glow DOA Shrimp.
Jun-20-07 Snook are good in South Bay on soft plastics and glow DOA Shrimp.
May-02-07 Redfish are fair to good on shrimp in the South Bay.
Apr-25-07 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and red shad Trout Killers, Sand Eels, Stanley Wedgetails and Bass Assassins.
Apr-04-07 Trout, redfish and black drum are fair to good on live mullet and shrimp in South Bay.
Mar-28-07 Trout, snook, redfish and black drum are fair to good on live mullet and shrimp in South Bay.
Mar-07-07 Redfish are fair to good on shrimp in the South Bay.
Jan-31-07 Redfish, black drum and flounder are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp and mud minnows.
Jan-10-07 Trout are fair in South Bay on shrimp and black/chartreuse and red shad Trout Killers, Sand Eels and Bass Assassins.
Dec-27-06 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on plum Bass Assassins, Hogies, Trout Killers, Sand Eels, live shrimp and gold spoons.
Dec-13-06 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on gold spoons and finger mullet.
Nov-30-06 Trout, snook and redfish are fair to good at the jetty and in South Bay on live shrimp and glow/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Trout Killers.
Nov-15-06 Trout are fair at Holly Beach and South Bay on shrimp and plum or pumpkinseed Trout Killers, Bass Assassins and Sand Eels.
Nov-08-06 Trout, redfish and snook are good in South Bay on live shrimp under a popping cork.
Nov-01-06 Trout, sand trout, croaker and flounder are fair to good on shrimp in South Bay.
Sep-27-06 Trout are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Aug-16-06 Trout, snook and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp and piggy perch.
Aug-02-06 Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay on finger mullet and topwaters.
Jul-19-06 Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay on finger mullet and topwaters.
Apr-26-06 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and red shad Trout Killers, Sand Eels, Stanley Wedgetails and Bass Assassins.
Mar-29-06 Trout, redfish and black drum are fair to good on live mullet and shrimp in South Bay.
Jan-18-06 Trout are fair in South Bay on shrimp and morning glory Trout Killers, Sand Eels and Bass Assassins.
Jan-11-06 Trout, redfish and flounder are fair to good in the channels leading to South Bay on live bait.
Dec-28-05 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on plum Bass Assassins, Hogies, Trout Killers, Sand Eels, live shrimp and gold spoons.
Dec-21-05 Trout are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Dec-14-05 Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on gold spoons and finger mullet.
Nov-30-05 Trout, snook and redfish are fair to good at the jetty and in South Bay on live shrimp and glow/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Trout Killers.
Nov-23-05 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on plum Bull Minnows, Trout Killers and Bass Assassins.
Nov-16-05 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on plum or black Sand Eels, Trout Killers and Bass Assassins.
Nov-09-05 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp and glow DOA Shrimp.
Nov-02-05 Trout, sand trout, croaker and flounder are fair to good on shrimp in South Bay.
Aug-31-05 Trout, redfish, flounder and mangrove snapper are good on live bait in South Bay.
Jul-20-05 Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay on finger mullet and topwaters.
Jun-22-05 Snook are good in South Bay on soft plastics and glow DOA Shrimp.
Apr-20-05 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and red/white plastics.
Mar-29-05 Trout, redfish and black drum are fair to good on live mullet and shrimp in South Bay.
Jan-26-05 Redfish and flounder are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp and mud minnows.
Jan-12-05 Trout are fair in South Bay on shrimp and black/chartreuse and red shad Trout Killers, Sand Eels and Bass Assassins.
Dec-29-04 Trout are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Dec-22-04 Trout are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Dec-15-04 Trout, flounder and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp and glow/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Trout Killers tipped with shrimp.
Dec-01-04 Trout, snook and redfish are fair to good at the jetty and in South Bay on live shrimp and glow/chartreuse Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Trout Killers.
Nov-17-04 Trout are fair at Holly Beach and South Bay on shrimp and plum or pumpkinseed Trout Killers, Bass Assassins and Sand Eels.
Nov-03-04 Trout, sand trout, croaker and flounder are fair to good on shrimp in South Bay.
Oct-27-04 Redfish and black drum are good on the Gas-Well Flats and in South Bay on live shrimp and finger mullet.
Sep-29-04 Trout are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp.
Sep-01-04 Trout and snook are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp under a popping cork.
Jul-28-04 Trout and redfish are good on live shrimp and topwaters on the flats in South Bay.
Jul-21-04 Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay on finger mullet and topwaters.
May-12-04 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and red/white plastics.
May-05-04 Redfish are fair to good on shrimp in the South Bay.
Apr-28-04 Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay and the Ship Channel on live shrimp and red/white plastics.
Mar-31-04 Trout, redfish and black drum are fair to good on live mullet and shrimp in South Bay.
Mar-24-04 Redfish are fair to good on shrimp in the South Bay.

 
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